Byron G. Martin



P: 801.532.7080

F: 801.596.1508

Byron is a shareholder at Strong & Hanni, P.C. He manages a defense-focused litigation practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, professional liability, construction defect, and personal injury.  In addition to his trial court practice, he has substantial appellate experience, having been involved in multiple successful appeals in the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals.


Professional Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Utah Defense Lawyers Association


Professional Recognitions & Awards

Utah Legal Elite 2013 – 2014 – Insurance, 2017-2020 – Civil Litigation
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2009-2013 – Rising Star, Insurance Coverage



Brown v. Nationwide Ins. Co., 2023 WL 4174064 (10th Cir. 2023) (insurance bad faith)
Hatfield v. Cottages on 78th Cmty. Ass’n, 2022 WL 2452379 (10th Cir. 2022) (homeowner association and directors defense)
Chard v. Chard, 456 P.3d 776 (Utah Ct. App. 2019) (legal malpractice)
Borghetti v. Sys. & Computer Tech., 199 P.3d 907 (Utah 2009) (legal malpractice)
Armstrong v. McMurray, 2005 WL 434484 (legal malpractice)
Harris v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 86 P.3d 728 (Utah 2004) (insurance coverage)
State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Sundance Dev. Corp., 78 P.3d 995 (Utah Ct. App. 2003) (construction defect)
Fennell v. Green, 77 P.3d 339 (Utah Ct. App. 2003) (construction defect)
Phoenix Indem. Ins. Co. v. Smith, 48 P.3d 976 (Utah 2002) (insurance subrogation)

Salt Lake Office



  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation

    Professional Liability

    Injury Defense

    Construction Law