Fabian VanCott is pleased to announce that 36 of its attorneys in 15 different practice areas have been named as 2022 Utah Legal Elite™ by Utah Business magazine.  Legal Elite honorees are selected by their peers in a statewide balloting process.  Members of the Utah Bar were invited to participate by submitting a ballot of Utah attorneys they hold in the highest regard—lawyers they have observed firsthand and would recommend to others.  Nominators were allowed to cast only one ballot and could not vote for themselves.

The Fabian VanCott attorneys who were recognized as Utah’s Legal Elite in 2022 are:

Bankruptcy/Workout: David P. Billings, Douglas J. Payne

Business & Corporate Law: Nora K. Brunelle, Bryant W. Jensen, Kyle C. Jones, Victor A. Pollak, Andrew B. Sellers, James C. Waddoups

Civil Litigation: Kevin N. Anderson, Matthew L. Anderson, Joan M. Andrews, P. Bruce Badger, Tanner J. Bean, David P. Billings, Jeffrey C. Bramble, Robert G. Crockett, Nicole M. Deforge, Clint R.  Hansen, Jason W. Hardin, Scott. M. Lilja, Artemis D. Vamianakis, Sarah C. Vaughn

Corporate Law: Victor A. Pollak, Andrew B. Sellers

Energy & Natural Resources: Rosemary J. Beless, Matthew S. Brahana, Artemis D. Vamianakis

Environmental: Rosemary J. Beless, H. Michael Keller

Estate Planning: Mark F. Dahle Jr., Jennifer E. Decker, Andrew B. Sellers, David E. Sloan, Stephen R. Sloan, Stephen D. Swindle, William J. Whitaker

Government: Rachel S. Anderson, Scott R. Sabey

Healthcare Law: Jeffrey D. Enquist

Insurance: Scott M. Petersen

Intellectual Property: Nicole M. Deforge

Labor & Employment: Joan M. Andrews, David N. Kelley, Scott M. Petersen

Real Estate: Matthew L. Anderson, Robert G. Crockett, Nicole M. Deforge, Scott R.  Sabey

Securities Law: Victor A. Pollak,  Edward H. Weaver

Tax: Bryant W. Jensen

Fabian VanCott is excited to announce that Jeffrey D. Enquist has joined the firm’s complex litigation and personal injury practices.  Jeff has been practicing law since 2013, when he graduated with honors from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. After graduation, Jeff clerked for Associate Chief Justice Ronald E. Nehring at the Utah Supreme Court. Jeff’s practice areas include complex commercial disputes, business dissolution disputes, civil litigation, real estate disputes, education, government defense, insurance defense, defending health care and real estate professionals, and vaccine injury compensation.

Jeff is one of two Utah attorneys admitted to the Vaccine Injury Petitioner’s Bar in the Court of Federal Claims to handle vaccine injury compensation claims. During his career, Jeff has represented a variety of clients ranging from some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and communications companies to individuals in smaller disputes. Jeff has represented clients in both federal and state courts in Utah, Washington DC, and Nevada (through pro hac vice admission).

Salt Lake City headquartered law firm Fabian VanCott has elected its 2021 Board of Directors: Jason W. Hardin, James C. Waddoups, Joan M. Andrews, Nora K. Brunelle and Scott R. Sabey.  Hardin was elected president of the firm for the fourth year.  The firm also appointed Kyle C. Jones as its Managing Shareholder.  Fabian VanCott is a full service business law firm with roots dating back to 1874.

The 2021 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “The Best Lawyers in America” rankings were announced last week and nine attorneys at Fabian VanCott were awarded the following recognitions:

“Lawyer of the Year”:

  • Rosemary J. Beless – Natural Resources Law
  • H. Michael Keller – Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Victor A. Pollak – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

“The Best Lawyers in America”:

  • Matthew L. Anderson – Litigation-Real Estate
  • Nicole M. Deforge – Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Jason W. Hardin – Commercial Litigation
  • Scott M. Petersen – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law & Employment Law-Management
  • David E. Sloan – Trusts & Estates Law
  • Stephen R. Sloan – Trusts & Estates Law

“The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch”:

  • Kirsten R. Allen – Commercial Litigation
  • Sarah C. Vaughn – Commercial Litigation

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Review methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

The 2021 Edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings were announced last week and Fabian VanCott was awarded “Best Law Firm” in Utah for the following practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Water Law

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Review methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

Fabian VanCott is proud to celebrate the selection of attorney Jennifer E. Decker by Utah Business as one of the 2020 “Thirty Women to Watch” in Utah.  The women of Utah are known for their leadership. After all, Utah women were the first women to vote, a Utah woman was the first female state senator, and it was a Utah woman who was one of the first female Sheriff’s deputies.  Fabian VanCott has one of the most active and accomplished women lawyer groups in Utah.  Congratulations Ms. Decker!

Utah Business July 2020 – Meet the 2020 “Thirty Women to Watch” in Utah

Fabian VanCott’s Women Lawyers Group