Tim has years of experience advising and representing individuals, business organizations and public agencies in complex litigation and in dispute resolution. He is known for his seasoned judgment and is widely known and respected by members of the Bar and bench in Utah. He is adept at getting to the heart of the matter and finding winning resolutions to disputes for his clients. He is also sought after as a mediator and arbitrator because of his skills and reputation. 



Mr. Houpt brings more than 40 years’ experience to his clients representing individuals and businesses in lawsuits before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in mediations and arbitrations. His litigation experience includes commercial disputes, health insurance, franchising, employment, securities, insurance, intellectual property, employment and ERISA. Mr. Houpt is also experienced in mediation and arbitration, assisting others in resolving their disputes and, in turn, enhancing his skills at representing his own clients.



University of Utah, J.D. 1977

Northwestern University, B.A., 1972


Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

Law Clerk to Chief Judge Willis Ritter, U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1977-1978

Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, University of Utah College of Law, 1990-1997

Mountain States Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy Litigation, 2023)



Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; former Chairperson Utah State Committee

Past president, Watkiss Sutherland Inn of the American Inns of Court

Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association

Member, Utah State Bar


Preservation Utah, current Board member

Tim has served on many non-profit and public interest boards including:

 Utah Issues

Cornerstone Counselling Center

University of Utah Law School Alumni Association

Equality Utah






University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law