David P. Billings

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David P. Billings

Email: dbillings@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.323.2205

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

Biography

David P. Billings joined Fabian VanCott in 2016, bringing with him extensive experience representing creditors in complex, precedent-setting bankruptcy proceedings, litigation and appeals, including representing the unsecured creditors committee of the Yellowstone Mountain Club in Montana, Rhodes Homes in Nevada, and the Promontory Club in Utah. He has represented vendors and secured creditors in cases involving a copper mine, a car wash, a bottled water company, and individuals’ homes. David’s expertise was recognized by his peers when he was asked to lead a panel on lender liability claims before, during, and after bankruptcy at the 2014 Utah Bar Summer Convention. David’s practice has also included a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters including consumer and commercial lending, wrongful liens, mining, trucking, medical malpractice, and product liability.

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Professional

Before entering private practice, David served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Z. Davis of the Utah Court of Appeals. He has written successful briefs for matters before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, the 10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He also argued and won a pro bono appeal before the Utah Court of Appeals. Before cofounding Stormont Billings, David was an associate in the Salt Lake offices of Akerman LLP and Parsons Behle & Latimer, where he handled consumer finance and bankruptcy litigation, respectively.

While attending law school, Mr. Billings served as a criminal clinic intern as well as a law clerk with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office in the Civil and Criminal Justice Divisions. Upon graduation, he interned at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.

Before attending law school, David worked as a legislative assistant for the late Massachusetts State Representative Debby Blumer in Boston, Massachusetts.

Education

Graduated from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, with a J.D. degree in 2007.

Served as an articles and executive editor of Extra Muros, an international law journal; was named a William H. Leary Scholar; and received the CALI Excellence Award for Legislative Process and Election Law.

Served as president of the Public Interest Law Organization.

Graduated with honors from Brown University in 2002, with a B.A. in International Relations. His honors thesis is entitled "The Social Impact of German Reunification and Its Implications for Korea."

Served as an assistant editor for the Brown Journal of World Affairs.