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Gerald H. Suniville

Attorney / Of Counsel
Salt Lake City
Licensure: UT


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Gerald H. Suniville has over 42 years of experience in bankruptcy, corporate reorganizations, insolvency matters, foreclosures and business and real property litigation.

Gerald has represented creditors, trustees, receivers and debtors in matters before bankruptcy courts, U.S. District courts, state courts and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Gerald has also represented many banking and financial institutions, both local and national, in complex litigation, foreclosure and collections matters.

Professional History

American Bar Association, Business Section

Past Chairman, Bankruptcy Section of the Utah State Bar

Past Seminar Coordinator, Seminal year, Utah Bankruptcy Lawyer’s Forum

Lecturer, bankruptcy and collection topics

Admitted to: Utah State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1980; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993; United States Supreme Court, 2017

Represented Bankruptcy Court Trustees in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases involving insolvent hotels, farms, ranches, mining, oil and gas, lending and real estate ventures.

Represented trustees, lenders and creditors in multiple fraudulent financial schemes and so-called “Ponzi” schemes.

Represented multiple national and local banking institutions in complex bankruptcy, foreclosure, collection and litigation matters.

Represented state court receivers in insolvent insurance company cases.


J.D., S. J. Quinney College of Law, 1980; Associate Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law, 1980

B.A., Stanford University, 1976, with Honors and Distinction

Recognition and Awards

Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers of America: Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights; Insolvency and  Reorganization Law; and Litigation Bankruptcy 2007–2022

Recognized in Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2009-2022 and as Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine