With over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, Steve’s law practice has focused on tort and employment litigation in federal and state courts, and administrative agencies as well as advising companies, government entities and individuals on employment, contract, property and risk management matters.
Steve worked for Union Pacific Railroad for ten years where he was a Senior General Attorney and successfully defended the railroad in numerous jury trials as first chair. In addition to extensive experience with FELA law, he was the Service Unit Attorney for the Sunset Service Unit and handled employment, contract and property issues for the railroad.
In addition to acting as first chair in numerous jury trials, he has also successfully argued before the Utah and Idaho Supreme Courts. He is the author of various changes to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure and Utah Code. Steve has also appeared on CNN, C-Span, BBC Radio, KUTV, KTVX, KSL Radio, KTKK Radio, and Swiss TV.
Steve is an award-winning photographer, an award-winning podcaster, a radio-show host, a certified travel agent, and loves traveling, reading, writing, skiing, playing racquetball, and attending the Utah Shakespeare Festival each year with his family.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Utah Bar Association
Master of the Bench of the A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Court I
Sutherland Institute Board of Trustees 2015 to 2016
Utah Privatization Policy Board member 2009 to 2013
Hudson Institute tort reform project committee member 2004
“AV Preeminent” Rated with Martindale-Hubbell, The Highest rating awarded to an attorney for professional competence and ethics
Recognized in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite”
Recognized in SuperLawyers Magazine’s Mountain States Rising Stars
Attorney of the Quarter, Utah Attorney General’s Office, 2018
Author, Admissibility of Evidence that a Spouse has Remarried in a Wrongful Death Action in Utah, 3 J. of L. & Fam. Stud. 145 (2001).
Author, Contingency Fees: Should They be Limited in Personal Injury Cases that Settle Early? Utah Bar Journal, Jan. 2004.
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Insurance Defense
- Products Liability
- Professional Liability
- FELA Law