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).

Fabian VanCott is excited to announce that Charles T. Conrad has joined the firm’s personal injury and commercial litigation practices.  Charles “Chuck” has accumulated a distinctive record of representing clients in cases related to catastrophic personal injuries and tort, complex commercial litigation, and bad-faith insurance claims.  He has been widely acknowledged as a top lawyer, being named regularly to many of the profession’s most highly recognized listings including Utah Legal Elite, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers Rising Stars.  Chuck is admitted to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts of Utah and Washington, as well as the 9th and 10th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.  Prior to joining Fabian VanCott, Chuck founded Conrad Law, PC and has practiced law in Utah for the past 12 years.

Fabian VanCott has added two new attorneys: Victoria T. Linde and Tyler J. Hubbard to its office in Salt Lake City.  Victoria “Tori” Linde is an associate attorney who’s practice focuses on tax planning and business contract, and corporate law.  She is completing her master of taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  She is also experienced in commercial finance for middle market deals and commercial litigation.  Tori obtained her J.D. degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.  Tyler Hubbard is an associate attorney who’s practice focuses on estate and trust plans and tax strategies.  His thoughtfulness and critical thinking skills elevate Fabian VanCott’s already experienced estate planning team.  Tyler graduated first in his class from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he obtained his J.D. degree.

Sarah C. Vaughn, a shareholder attorney with Fabian VanCott, was recently recognized by The Utah Defense Lawyers Association as their Horizon Award recipient for 2021.  The UDLA’s Horizon Award honors young attorneys who have achieved a level of excellence in the defense of private and public entities, insurance companies and their insureds, and where the individual has distinguished themselves through years of professional service as a defense lawyer.  Ms. Vaughn joined Fabian Vancott in 2018.  Her legal practice is focused primarily on litigation where she has represented clients in administrative hearings, defended heath care providers and employers before DOPL and the Labor Commission, and represented clients at trial, arbitrations, mediations, and before appellate courts.

Fabian VanCott has added three new attorneys: Nathan G. Guymon, Kyle A. Harvey, and Elizabeth M. Stubbs to its office in Salt Lake City.  Nate Guymon is an intellectual property lawyer who has been practicing since 2012 and focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, with an emphasis on electronic device hardware and software technologies.  Guymon received both his law degree and a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah.  Kyle Harvey is a corporate and business transactional lawyer who has been practicing since 2019 and focuses his practice on a wide array of corporate, commercial, and international transactions, with an emphasis on data privacy.  He also has experience implementing early-stage financing and strategies for closely held corporations and entities.  Harvey received his law degree from Brigham Young University.  Elizabeth Stubbs is a litigation lawyer who has been practicing since 2020 and focuses her practice on employment, education, personal injury, product liability, and complex commercial litigation.  She also has experience with ERISA claims, IDEA claims, and contract disputes.  Stubbs received her law degree from the University of Oregon.

Fabian VanCott is pleased to announce that 19 of its attorneys in 11 different practice areas have been selected by Super Lawyers to their 2021 Mountain States list.  Super Lawyers uses a rigorous process for identifying attorneys who demonstrate excellence in their business-related areas of practice.  Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

The Fabian VanCott attorneys who were selected to the Super Lawyers 2021 Mountain States list were:

Business Litigation: Kevin N. Anderson; John P. Ashton; P. Bruce Badger; Scott M. Lilja; Artemis D. Vamianakis

Business/Corporate: Jay B. Bell; Victor A. Pollak; Andrew Sellers

Real Estate: Diane H. Banks; Scott R. Sabey

Energy & Resources: Rosemary J. Beless

Personal Injury Products – Plaintiff: Douglas B. Cannon

Environmental: H. Michael Keller

Employee Benefits: David N. Kelley

Bankruptcy – Business: Douglas J. Payne

Employment & Labor: Scott M. Petersen

Creditor Debtor Rights: Gerald H. Suniville

Estate & Probate: David E. Sloan; Stephen R. Sloan


Fabian VanCott is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys in 12 different practice areas have been named as 2021 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 2021 are:

Bankruptcy/Workout: Douglas J. Payne

Civil Litigation: Kevin N. Anderson; Clint R. Hansen; Jason W. Hardin

Energy & Natural Resources: Rosemary J. Beless; Artemis D. Vamianakis

Environmental: H. Michael Keller

Estate Planning: Jennifer E. Decker; David E. Sloan; Stephen R. Sloan

Government: Rachel S. Anderson

Healthcare: David N. Kelley

Intellectual Property: Nicole M. Deforge 

Labor & Employment: Joan M. Andrews; Scott M. Petersen

Real Estate: Diane H. Banks; Scott R. Sabey

Tax: David J. Lyon; James C. Waddoups

Up & Coming: Bryant W. Jensen; Sarah C. Vaughn 


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.