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May 13, 2019

The Utah Defense Lawyers Association awarded Spencer Brown its Horizon Award for 2019

Congratulations to our colleague Spencer Brown! The Utah Defense Lawyers Association awarded Spencer its Horizon Award for 2019. The Horizon Award is given to a lawyer who demonstrates excellent and distinguished service in the area of civil defense and who has practiced less than 15 years. Sp... Read more
March 5, 2019

Utah Supreme Court Win for Strong & Hanni Appellate Practice Group

The Utah Supreme Court ruled in favor of Strong & Hanni appellate attorney Spencer Brown in an important case clarifying the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. In Pilot v. Hill, 2019 UT 10, the court rejected a personal injury plaintiff’s attempt to get more damages after trial. The plaintiff plead his case under Utah’s “Tier 2” discovery tier, meaning that his damages were capped at $300,000 in exchange for faster and less detailed disco... Read more
October 5, 2018

Strong & Hanni Represents Walker Edison in Acquisition

J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. (“J.W. Childs”), a private equity firm focused on operational value creation in middle-market growth companies, is pleased to announced that it acquired Walker Edison, a leading supplier of innovative, affordable home furnishings to global e-commerce platforms, from founders Brad Bonham and Matt Davis and Caltius Structured Capital (“Caltius”). Mr. Bonham and Mr. Davis will retain a significant ownership stake... Read more
July 20, 2018

Unanimous Verdict For The Defense

Attorneys Sadé Turner and Nicholas Bender recently obtained a defense verdict on an underinsured motorist benefits breach of contract lawsuit against an insurance company involving a serious foot injury.  In a matter tried in the Third Judicial District, the plaintiff sought only general damages and heavily emphasized to the complicated nature of the foot injury, which required 5 surgeries to correct and rehabilitation periods after each surger... Read more
February 15, 2018


Pete Barlow and Andy Day represented an expert skier after he was sued for his involvement in a skiing accident with another expert skier at a local resort. During the four-day trial, the jury was presented with multiple accounts of the accident, eyewitness testimony, and biomechanical analysis of the collision. After the close of evidence and arguments, the jury issued the unanimous verdict in favor of our client, “no cause of action.”... Read more
January 31, 2018

What the #MeToo Movement Means for Businesses

S&H Utah Employment Law Letter What the #MeToo Movement Means for Businesses By: Jessica Johnston If you have been paying attention at all to the news lately, then you have heard about the #MeToo Movement. For those who haven’t, or are unsure what it meant when all of Hollywood decided to wear black to the Golden Globes, the #MeToo movement started as a two-word hashtag on social media, used to help demonstrate the widespread... Read more
September 29, 2017

Mike Stanger and Zach Shields Help Oppressed Member of Limited Liability Company Vindicate Her Rights

Mike Stanger and Zach Shields Help Oppressed Member of Limited Liability Company Vindicate Her Rights Dianne Nelson sued the manager of H&N Holdings, LLC (H&N), a limited liability company in which she held a 50% interest.  She also sued H&N itself, and the company’s other 50% member.  When H&N and the other member elected to purchase Dianne’s interest in H&N, a five-day valuation hearing was held.  Strong & Hann... Read more
September 1, 2017

Law student Taylor Webb named recipient of the inaugural Glenn C. and Bruhneild R.Hanni Scholarship

Taylor Webb grew up in a family whose career backgrounds were predominately geared toward the medical field, but the Las Vegas native always felt more at home in a courtroom setting. She participated in mock trial while in high school in Nevada and when the time came to choose a college, moving to neighboring state Utah seemed like a good fit. Her father and grandfather were both former Utes and Webb liked the atmosphere of the campus as well as... Read more
July 18, 2017

Strong & Hanni’s Michael Stahler Becomes Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Litigation Section

Strong & Hanni’s Michael Stahler Becomes Chair of the Utah State Bar’s Litigation Section   On July 1st, Michael Stahler became Chair of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar for the 2017-2018 year.  The Litigation Section is the largest Section of the Utah State Bar. Stahler is a Shareholder of Strong & Hanni and has been in practice since 2008.  Though Stahler specializes in defending parties in civil litigation, ... Read more
June 29, 2017

The Utah Court of Appeals recently ruled unanimously in favor of Strong & Hanni

The Utah Court of Appeals recently ruled unanimously in favor of Strong & Hanni appellate attorney, Spencer Brown, in the case of Specht v. Big Water Town, 2017 UT App 75. In that case, the Court addressed issues regarding whether the decision of a local government to grant a variance to one lot owner in the face of an objection by another lot owner was legal. It also addressed whether a single lot owner had standing to contest land use deci... Read more
January 19, 2017


Strong & Hanni Law Firm is proud to announce that 17 attorneys have been named as 2017 Utah Super Lawyers, Rising Stars & Utah Legal Elite. These designations, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive these honors.  The selection process includes indep... Read more