Douglas B. Cannon

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Douglas B. Cannon


Direct Line : 801.323.2227

Fax : 801.531.1716

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


Douglas B. Cannon has over 30 years of experience in complex litigation with an emphasis on product liability, intellectual property and antitrust law. He handles cases involving wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries resulting from defective products such as watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, cars, snowmobiles, trucks, recreational products, medical devices, heavy equipment and household products. Doug also has experience working on intellectual property issues involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks and is experienced the areas of antitrust and unfair competition. When managing complex litigation cases, Doug is able to draw on the expertise of Fabian VanCott attorneys skilled in the firm’s core competency areas. He has tried cases before juries in both state and federal courts. Doug graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor of arts in business and economics. He graduated with honors from Duke University Law School, where he was style editor for the journal Law and Contemporary Problems. Doug is admitted to practice in state and federal courts for Utah and Idaho, as well as the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Member, Product Liability Jury Instruction Subcommittee, 2004-Present
Member, Utah State Bar Character Fitness Committee, 2001-2011
Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
Recognized as Legal Elite in the field of Product Liability, Utah Business Magazine
Recognized as Super Lawyer in the field of Product Liability, Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine
Director, Fabian VanCott Board of Directors, 1996-1998, 2000, 2002 & 2005
Admitted to the Utah State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of Utah (1984); U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1991); Idaho State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of Idaho (1994); U.S. Supreme Court (2003)

Representative Projects

Product Liability - Doug has represented many clients in catastrophic injury cases arising from product liability. These cases involve a wide variety of products, including watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, cars, snowmobiles, trucks, recreational products, medical devices, heavy equipment and household products.
Antitrust and Unfair Competition
Intellectual Property
Commercial Litigation
Patent Litigation
Trade Secret Litigation
Copyright Litigation
Trademark Litigation/Trademark Prosecution


J.D., Duke University Law School, with honors, 1984
Law and Contemporary Problems, Style Editor (1983-84), Staff Member (1982-83)
B.A., in Business-Economics, University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude, 1981
Honorary Scholastic Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Publications & Presentations

Coauthor, “Attorney Fee Shifting: Are We Quietly Repealing the American Rule?” 47 Law & Contemporary Problems, 321 Winter 1984
“Connecting the Dots: Using Damage Experts in a Personal Injury Case,” 2002 Utah State Bar Mid-Year Meeting
Contributing Editor on Product Liability, Utah Trial Lawyers Journal
Presenter at Utah Trial Lawyers Seminar on Medical Devices

Community Service

Judge Pro-Tem
Regularly provides pro bono service for Utah Legal Services & Needs of the Elderly Committee