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Alexander Dushku

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Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Dushku is a member of the firm's First Amendment and Religious Organizations, Litigation, and Appellate sections and a former member of the firm's board of directors. Prior to coming to Kirton McConkie, he litigated for a national public interest law firm and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

His practice focuses on critical motions and appeals in complex civil cases in state and federal courts across the nation, including an active practice in the U.S. Supreme Court. To date, Mr. Dushku has filed briefs or petitions in 28 cases before that court. This includes six cases during the October 2018 term alone:

  • Petition for certiorari and Reply Brief for the nation’s largest real estate brokerage firm in a Federal Arbitration Act case (18-929)
  • Reply to Brief in Opposition for one of the country’s largest mainline Protestant denominations in a First Amendment case (18-1441)
  • Amicus brief on behalf of seven religious organizations in a Title VII case (18-349)
  • Amicus brief on behalf of seven religious organizations in an Establishment Clause case (17-1717)
  • Amicus brief on behalf of eight religious organizations in a RLUIPA case (18-944)
  • Amicus brief on behalf of five religious organizations in a trademark case (18-1159)

He has experience litigating a broad range of constitutional and civil rights issues, including establishment clause and free exercise, free speech, free press, property rights and takings, equal protection, and due process. He has orally argued many of these matters across various levels of the judiciary, including just recently arguing before and securing a unanimous reversal of the trial court by the Utah Court of Appeals on a due process case for the world’s leading producer of rolled aluminum products and recycling. He consults with a diverse group of clients, including state and local governments, concerning constitutional and civil rights matters.

Mr. Dushku also regularly presents around the country on issues related to the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses and on other legal issues facing religious organizations. He is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite and a Mountain States Super Lawyer.




Experience

  • Litigation involving a broad range of constitutional and civil rights issues, including establishment clause and free exercise issues, free speech issues, free press issues, property rights and takings issues, equal protection issues, and due process issues
  • Litigation involving complex issues of employment law
  • Consults with a diverse group of clients, including state and local governments, concerning constitutional and civil rights issues
  • All types of civil appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court

Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993

  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review

Brigham Young University, B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 1990

Clerkship

  • Judicial clerk to Judge Daniel A. Manion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1995-1996

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • Utah, 1997
Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1997

Honors & Awards

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Litigation (2013, 2014), Civil Rights/First Amendment (2015 - 2017)
  • Utah Legal Elite: Civil Litigation (2011 - 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Member, Kirton McConkie Board of Directors
  • Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star: 2017

Affiliations

Chair, Constitutional Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2003

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