Mr. Snow has engaged in a litigation practice for over 45 years, and has handled a wide variety of matters such as business disputes, professional malpractice, construction, insurance, real estate and others. Accordingly, he brings a broad background to the matters he handles. He is also provides expert testimony and mediator services

Capabilities

Biography

John Snow has been engaged in general commercial and business litigation in Utah for over 45 years, as well as maintaining an active professional practice in Nevada. In addition to general commercial litigation, Mr. Snow’s litigation practice includes extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Contract and business disputes
  • Construction claims, including construction defect litigation
  • Professional malpractice defense
  • Insurance defense and insurance coverage 
  • Real estate and real estate development litigation defending developers, owners, lenders and contractors
  • Probate, Trust and Tax litigation including the validity of wills and codicils

During the past decade, Mr. Snow has been repeatedly recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Utah Business Magazine and by Mountain States Super Lawyers. (See detailed rankings below under Professional Accomplishments.) 

Mr. Snow is a faculty member of Lorman Education Services (https://www.lorman.com/), the National Business Institute (https://www.nbi-sems.com/) and also works with Strafford (https://www.sp-04.com/r.php?products/txgnpbhlra) to provide CLE webinars, educational and training materials for attorneys. His upcoming webinars and latest educational products can be found under the Insights heading below. 

Experience

Sorenson Impact Foundation v. Law Firm

Commercial

Mr. Snow has actively represented parties in litigation involving real estate and real estate development. An example of cases handled by Mr. Snow include: DeMarco v. LaPay, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 107282 (D. Utah 2009); Prosper Inc. v Innovative Software Technologies, 2006 U.S. App. Lexis 16650; Sierra Wholesale Supply v. Radiant Technologies, Inc., 2005 Ut. App. 540, cert. den. 2006 Utah Lexis 113; Prosper, Inc. v. Innovative Software Techs., 188 Fed. Appx 703 (10th Cir. 2006); Strotek Corp. v. Airline Transportation Association, 2002 Lexis U.S. App. 17730 (9th Cir. 2002), Kelley v. Leucadia Financial Corp., 846 P.2d 1238 (Utah 1992); Richardson v. Schaub, 796 P.2d 1304 (Wyo. 1990).

Professional Malpractice Litigation

Mr. Snow is regularly involved in litigation involving malpractice of various professionals, including legal and medical malpractice. Wood-Federowicz v. Yengich, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 111010 (D. Utah 2009); United States Fid. & Guar. Co. v. United States Sports Specialty Ass'n, 2012 UT 3 (Utah 2012).

Accomplishments

Academic

Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1973)

Comment Editor, Arizona State Law Journal (1971-73)

 Brigham Young University (B.A.,1970)

Professional

2022 - Designated by the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate

2021 - Designated by the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate

2020 – Designated by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

2019 – Designated “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law

2018 – Designated “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

2017 – Designated “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation – Banking and Finance

2016 – Designated “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

2013 – Designated by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

2012 – Designated by The Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation, Real Estate

2011 – Designated “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law

Designated in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Legal Elite” in the specialties of Civil Litigation and Construction Law.

Designated as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Top Lawyer” in Mountain States in Super Lawyer Magazine in the areas of Professional Liability Defense.

Associations

Professional

Member, Utah State Bar

Member, Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar

Member, Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar

Member, State Bar of Nevada

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Litigation Section

Member, Character and Fitness Committee of the Utah State Bar (2001-2011)

Member, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, Utah State Bar (2009-Present)

Chair, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, Utah State Bar (August 2011–Present)

Member, Ethics & Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court (2004)

Member, Model Jury Instruction Committee for the State of Utah, Commercial Transactions Subcommittee

Member, United States District Court for Utah, Technology Advisory Committee

Member (as a practicing attorney), 1975 Board of Editors, Brigham Young University Law Review

Community

Member, Professional Services Credentials Committee, Urban Central Region, Intermountain Health Care (Hospital System, 2006-2012)

Member, Board of Trustees of the Urban Central Region, Intermountain Health Care (2006-2012)

General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors for Hot August Nights, Inc., Reno, Nevada, from 1995-1999

Member, Board of Directors of Hidden Valley Country Club, Salt Lake City, 1988-1990, 2001-2002, 2005-2007, President 2007

Insights

Credentials

Licensed

Utah
Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law