Artemis D. Vamianakis

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Artemis D. Vamianakis


Direct Line : 801.323.2250

Fax : 801.531.1716

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


Artemis Vamianakis is a shareholder at Fabian VanCott, practicing complex commercial litigation and administrative law in the areas of energy and natural resources, real property, and employment law. She has significant experience in civil and administrative proceedings, appeals, and special investigations involving mine safety (MSHA), occupational safety (OSHA, UOSH), and industrial and mining accidents. Artemis also has experience drafting comments on proposed rulemaking and challenging final federal agency action such as EPA regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act or penalties assessed by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHR). She also has considerable experience representing commercial clients in complex disputes including breach of contract claims, torts, breach of commercial lease claims, mechanic’s liens, warranty claims, wrongful termination, discrimination claims, water rights title, and several other areas. Artemis has successfully argued several motions, defeated claims on motions to dismiss and summary judgment, and resolved complex commercial disputes for clients through negotiation and mediation. She has been part of trial teams pursuing litigation in state and federal courts in Utah, in administrative hearings in Utah, Illinois, Kentucky, and West Virginia, and in administrative appeals before the FMSHRC, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Artemis received her law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she graduated with honors and won numerous awards and scholarships while holding the position of Executive Director of the Global Justice Think Tank, completing a Quinney Research Fellowship, competing in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, and completing an externship for a Utah Supreme Court justice. She earned a double-major, honors bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, graduating summa cum laude. Artemis is licensed to practice in Utah’s state and federal courts and in the Tenth and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

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Recognized as a “Legal Elite,” Utah Business Magazine (2015 -2019)
Recognized as a “Rising Star,” Mountain States Super Lawyers (2013 – 2019)
Master of the Bench, Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court (2011-present)
Member, Organizational Inclusion Committee, Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) (2018-present)
Admitted to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (2018)
Chair, Fabian VanCott Recruiting Committee (2016-2018)
Co-Chair, Fabian VanCott Energy & Utilities/Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group (2017)
Leadership Utah, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce (2017)
Member, CLE Committee, Real Property Section, Utah State Bar (2017)
Board Member, Young Lawyers Division (2009-2016)
Member, Women Lawyers of Utah Community Outreach Committee (2009-2015)
Admitted to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2014)
Chair, Summer Associate Training Committee (2011)
Secretary, Hellenic Bar Association of Utah (2010)
Admitted to the Utah State Bar and United States District Court for the District of Utah (2009)
Quinney Research Fellow for professor Christopher Whytock and professor Amos Guiora (2008 - 2009)
Research Assistant for professor Amos Guiora (2007 – 2008)
Legal Extern for Justice Matthew Durrant, Utah Supreme Court (2007)


J.D., with honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (2009)
Global Justice Student Think Tank, Executive Director (2008-2009)
Counter-Terrorism Simulation (2009)
Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2009)
Edwin Brown Firmage Student Award in International Law and Human Rights (2009)
Quinney Research Fellowship (2008-2009)
Quinney Leadership Scholarship (2008)
CALI Awards for Legal Methods, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law II, and Seminar: The Judiciary and World PoliticsS.J. Quinney College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award for Global Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism (2007-2009)
Honors B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Political Science, University of Utah (2006)
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Speech Communication, University of Utah (2006)
Philo S. Bennett Undergraduate Paper Prize in Politics, University of Utah (2006)
Full tuition merit scholarship, University of Utah (2002-2006)

Publications & Presentations

Presentation—Legal and Regulatory Implications of New Environmental Technology—Utah Mining Association 104th Annual Convention (2019)
Presentation—Workplace Injuries: What Every Employer Needs to Know—Fabian VanCott Employment Law Seminar (2019)
Presentation—Best Practices for Dealing with an MSHA Special Investigation and Individual Liability under Section 110(c) –Utah Mining Association 103rd Annual Convention (2018)
Presentation – Supreme Court Update and Ethics Panel – Fabian VanCott Employment Law Seminar (2017)
Publication – Key Federal Regulatory Developments and Issues to Watch in 2017 – Utah Mining Association Newsletter (2017)
Presentation – Handling Water Rights Disputes: Easement and Boundary Conflicts – Water Rights in Utah Seminar (2016)
Presentation – Supreme Court Update and Ethics Panel – Fabian VanCott Employment Law Seminar (2016)
Presentation - Lessons Learned from Recent Mining Accidents—Utah Mining Association and Utah Manufacturers Association Fourth Annual Safety Conference (2015)
Publication - Securing Your Leased Property, Utah Facilities Magazine (2011)
Publication, Co-author - Protect Your Green Innovation: Building Owners Discover and Patent New Ways to Use Energy More Efficiently, Utah Facilities Magazine (2011)
Presentation - Developing Your Child Care Business, Utah Small Business Development Center (2009)
Publication - The Secular-Religious Divide in Turkey - Appendix to Freedom From Religion: Rights and National Security, Amos N. Guiora, (Oxford University Press) (2009)
Publication - Is Sexual Harassment Case Law Essentialist? Honors Thesis, Dept. of Political Science, University of Utah (2006)

Community Service

Member, Organizational Inclusion Committee, Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) (2018-present)
Mentor, Masters of Legal Studies Program, S.J. Quinney College of Law (2018-present)
Executive Board Member and Chair-Elect, Friends for Sight (2017-present)
Member, Leadership Committee for “And Justice for All” (2013-present)
Board of Trustees, Saint Sophia Hellenic Orthodox School, Salt Lake City, Utah (2009-present)
Board Member, Daughters of Minos of Salt Lake City Utah, Pancretan Association of America (2014-2017)
Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, Community Service Committee (2009-2016)
Secretary, District 5, Pancretan Association of America (2013-2015)
Member, Women Lawyers of Utah Community Outreach Committee (2009-2015)
Pro Bono Legal Advisor for Small Business Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah (2010)