Charles A. Stormont

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Charles A. Stormont


Direct Line : 801.384.4541

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


An experienced trial lawyer and civil litigator who has been practicing law since 2001, Charles A. Stormont joined Fabian VanCott in 2016. Charles graduated from Davidson College cum laude with a double major in mathematics and political science in 1998. He attended the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. After graduating from law school in 2001, Charles joined Vinson & Elkins LLP in their Washington, DC office, where he worked on complex, multi-billion dollar mergers and patent litigation. In 2006, Charles joined the Salt Lake City office of Howrey LLP, where he continued his antitrust and intellectual property litigation practices. In 2008, Charles joined the Attorney General's office, where his practice focused on eminent domain litigation for UDOT. Charles serves on the Utah State Bar's Third District Pro Bono Committee. He spearheads the Committee's Debt Collection Volunteer Attorney Program, which has served hundreds of pro bono clients since its inception. Charles is also a Bar Examiner, mentors young attorneys, and is a regular speaker at local and national conferences in his fields of expertise. He has also contributed to numerous publications in the antitrust field. Charles is considered by many to be one of the State's preeminent eminent domain lawyers. His success as an attorney is widely recognized in this and related fields.

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Utah State Bar, S.J. Quinney Law School, and Utah Legal Services, Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney Award, October 24, 2016

Utah State Bar Third District Pro Bono Committee, February 2013 to present

Utah State Bar, Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Utah, November 2014 to present

Utah State Bar, Bar Examiner (Ethics, Constitutional Law), 2010 to present

David K. Watkiss – Sutherland II Inn of Court, March 2012 to present


University of Virginia School of Law, J. D., 2001

Davidson College, graduated cum laude, with a double major in Mathematics and political science, 1998

Publications & Presentations

Utah State Bar Corporate Counsel Section, Pro Bono Challenges and Opportunities for Corporate Counsel, October 29, 2015 (panel member)
Futures Commission of the Utah State Bar, Report and Recommendation on the Future of Legal Services (July 2015) (contributing member)
Utah Attorney General's Office - Annual Conference, Pro Bono and the Judiciary, November 5, 2014
Utah Bar Journal, Pro Bono Signature Project: Debt Collection Volunteer Attorney Program (July/August 2014) (co-author)
Utah State Bar, The Ethics of Pro Bono - Fulfilling a Lawyer's Responsibility Through Short Term Representation, June 18, 2014 (presenter)
International Right of Way Association, Reviewing Appraisals in Eminent Domain, Preparing an Effective Rebuttal Report, March 14, 2014 (presenter)
ABA Environmental Litigation Committee, 50-State Survey of Protections Available for Purchasers of Contaminated Property (January 2014) (co-author)
International Right of Way Association, 2013 Annual Conference, Changing Our View of Damages, June 24, 2013 (panel member)
Utah Council of Land Surveyors, 2012 & 2013 Annual Conferences, a Surveyor’s Role in Litigation and How to Be an Effective Witness, February 9, 2012 and February 28, 2013 (presenter)

Utah Land Use Institute, 2011 Land Use Conference, Eminent Domain Update – Recent Cases and Practice Pointers, October 12, 2011 (panel member)
Utah Attorney General’s Office – Tax and Revenue Division, Brown Bag Luncheon, A Rough Primer on Expert Reports Under the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, May 19, 2011 (presenter)
Utah Attorney General’s Office – State Agency Counsel Division, Division Meeting, a Brief Primer on Metadata: What It Is, Why You Must Pay Attention To It, and How to Avoid Some Common Pitfalls, September 13, 2010 (presenter)
ABA Section of Litigation, Circuit Conflicts in Antitrust Litigation (2009) (contributing author, assisted with preparation of manuscript for publication)
ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Premerger Coordination Handbook (2006) (contributing author, assisted with preparation of manuscript for publication)
ABA Section of Antitrust Law – Intellectual Property Committee Holmes Group Task Force, Status Report on Developments Relating to the Jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (January 2004) (contributing editor)
ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Premerger Notification Practice Manual (3d ed. 2003) (contributing author, assisted with preparation of manuscript for publication)

Community Service

Charles proudly serves on the board of trustees of the C.O. and Kittie Fenner Charitable Foundation, which manages and distributes scholarships in honor of his great-grandparents and their farming and ranching legacy in Texas.
Charles is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Open Legal Services, Utah's first non- profit law firm. OLS is leading a revolution in the legal industry by bridging the justice gap with affordable legal services for low and moderate income people.
Charles is also a member of the Board of Directors of the I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center. The JCC is a place where people of all backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs gather in peace and understanding. Charles chairs the Board's Development Committee.