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Business Litigation Attorneys

When searching for a lawyer well suited to your business’ litigation needs, you should ask how much trial experience the attorney has. The average years of experience of the attorneys at Savage, Yeates & Waldron is unmatched in Salt Lake City. We are known as top litigators in Utah with a national practice in all types of business litigation. We have dedicated our careers to aggressively representing our clients’ interests. Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding any business litigation matter you may have. Also we have German speaking capabilities.

 

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E. Scott Savage

Kyle C. Thompson

Stephen R. Waldron

Kenneth Wilson Yeates



E. Scott Savage

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mr. Savage has 39 years of experience as a litigator. He was a lawyer at Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall& McCarthy from 1972 to 1996, which at the time was the largest firm in Salt Lake City. There he served as the Chairman of its Litigation Section for ten years and was a member of its Board of Directors for fifteen years. In 1996, he became a founding partner of the firm now known as Savage, Yeates & Waldron. Few if any lawyers in Salt Lake City have tried more civil cases to verdict. Mr. Savage enjoys an excellent reputation and most of his cases come from the referrals of lawyers throughout the country.


Areas of Practice:


Asbestos, benzene and other toxic tort litigation

Anti-discrimination litigation

Antitrust litigation

Business litigation

Carpal tunnel litigation

Condemnation litigation

Contract litigation

Employment law litigation

Environmental litigation

Hearing loss litigation

Intellectual property litigation

Medical malpractice litigation

Natural resources litigation

Occupational disease litigation

Oil and gas litigation

Patent infringement litigation

Personal injury and property damage litigation

Products liability litigation

Railroad litigation

Securities litigation

Trade secrets litigation

Tort litigation

Unfair competition litigation

Vibration injury litigation


Litigation Percentage:

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions:

Utah State Courts, 1972

United States District Court for the District of Utah 1972

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1973

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1973

United States Supreme Court 1995

Numerous pro hac vice admissions in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States


Education:


J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Utah College of Law, 1972

Honors:

Order of the Coif

Law Review; Note Editor, University of Utah Law Review

Numerous West Publishing Company book awards


Published Works:


When Not to Pursue Favorable Direct or Cross-Examination: If You Already Have Three Holes in Your Bowling Ball, Throw It-Don’t Drill Another Hole, The Chronicle Published by the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Vol. 38, No. 3, May/June 1993


Demonstrative Evidence: Seeing May Not Be Believing But It Sure Beats Not Seeing at All, Id. Vol. 38, No. 4, Jul/Aug., 1993


Utah Law Review


Representative Clients:


Railroads

Oil and gas companies

Mining companies

Manufacturing companies

Technology companies

Distribution companies

Wholesalers and retailers

Service companies

Small businesses

Investment companies

Finance companies

Insurance companies

Individuals


Classes/Seminars Taught:


Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah Law School, 1972-74, Taught Environmental Law and Mock Litigation.


Honors and Awards:


Master of the Bench, Sutherland Inn of Court II


Professional Associations and Memberships:


Utah State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association Member

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member. Has been an officer with responsibilities for the Pacific Region and has served on numerous committees including the Pacific Region Executive Committee, the National Executive Committee and the Amicus Committee (which decides when the railroad industry will petition to file amicus briefs in cases throughout the nation)

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Kyle C. Thompson

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Areas of Practice:
Complex Litigation
Asbestos

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Utah, 2006
U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2006

Education:
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
J.D.
honors: Cum Laude
Law Journal: Brigham Young University Journal of Public law, Managing Editor of
Publication, 2004 - 2006

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
B.A.
Major: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association



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Stephen R. Waldron

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mr. Waldron has 25 years of experience as a litigator. From 1987 to 1993 he was a lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, which is one of the largest law firms in the world. There he gained experience working on a wide range of commercial litigation matters with the nation’s top lawyers, including a multi-billion dollar case involving ownership of the Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. Since moving to Salt Lake City in 1993, Mr. Waldron has continued to work on commercial litigation matters, mostly complex matters, with several of the leading trial attorneys of Utah. Mr. Waldron has unparalleled legal analytical and writing skills.


Areas of Practice:

Business/complex litigation

Natural resources litigation

Intellectual Property litigation

Contract litigation

Misappropriation of trade secrets litigation

Antitrust litigation

Unfair competition/non-compete litigation

Securities litigation

Personal injury and property damage litigation

Products liability litigation

Employment law litigation

Railroad litigation

Tort litigation

Oil and gas litigation


Litigation Percentage:

99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions:

California State Courts 1987

Utah State Courts 1994

United States District Court for the District of California 1987

United States District Court for the District of Utah 19 ___

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 2003

United States Supreme Court 2002


Education:

University of Virginia, B.A. 1982

University of California - Los Angeles, J.D. 1987


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of the Utah State Bar Association

Member of the American Bar Association

Member fo the California Bar Association



Past Employment Positions:

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue 1987 to 1993



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Kenneth Wilson Yeates

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Mr. Yeates has been in private practice in Salt Lake City since 1969. Between 1976 and 2005 he was at the Salt Lake City firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. At Van Cott, he served as Chairman of the Litigation Section and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Yeates has tried numerous cases.


Areas of Practice:

Business/complex litigation

Natural resources/environmental/oil and gas litigation

Contract litigation

Antitrust litigation

Unfair competition/non-compete litigation

Securities litigation

Personal injury and property damage litigation

Products liability litigation

Employment law litigation

Railroad litigation

Insurance coverage litigation

Condemnation litigation

Real property litigation


Litigation Percentage:

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


Bar Admissions:

Utah State Courts 1969

United States District Court for the District of Utah 1969

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1973

Numerous pro hac vice admissions in trial courts throughout the United States


Education:

Harvard College, A.B 1966

University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1969


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Utah State Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member


Past Employment Positions:

VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, Shareholder 1976-2005

Yeates & Geldzahler 1969-1975



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