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Charles W. Dahlquist, II

Of Counsel
Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Related Info

Mr. Dahlquist is a member of the firm's Risk Management & Insurance Defense Practice Sections. He specializes in healthcare law, including medical malpractice defense, physician credentialing, healthcare licensing, and risk management. Mr. Dahlquist represents the largest not-for-profit hospital company in the country in medical malpractice defense, physician credentialing and peer review hearings, healthcare, and healthcare provider licensing issues. He has served as a mediator in various healthcare-related cases and as a hearing officer in connection with physician credentialing cases.

He is the former Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany and has received the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) from President Johannes Rau, former President of Germany, for his service to Germany and in strengthening its relationship with the United States.

Mr. Dahlquist is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for and one of the Mountain States Super Lawyers for Litigation.


  • Provides legal advice and consultation to healthcare providers, healthcare institutions and large corporations in a wide variety of healthcare/risk management areas
  • Experienced in medical malpractice defense litigation and alternative dispute resolution & credentialing matters
  • Represents hospitals and healthcare providers in peer review hearings



University of Utah, J.D., 1974

Brigham Young University, B.A., Communications, German Minor, 1971

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1974
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1975 (inactive)
Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, admitted 1985
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, admitted 1974
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, admitted 1975

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: Real Estate (2016), Litigation (2009)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Litigation (2007, 2013), Healthcare (2014 - 2018)
  • Chair, Kirton McConkie Healthcare section
  • Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany, 1999 - present
  • Received the Silver Beaver Award, 1988; Silver Antelope Award, 2007; Silver Buffalo Award, 2008
  • Attache, German Paralympics Team and Coordinator for the German Olympic Team, 2002 Winter Olympic games


Member, Utah Valley University National President Advisory Board, 2008 - present

Salt Lake Rotary Club, President, 2004 - 2005

Board Chair, Salt Lake Council, American Cancer Society, 2003 - 2004

President, Utah Consular Corps, 2001 - 2003

Chair, Torts Subcommittee of the Bar Examiner Committee, Utah State Bar, 1987 - 1991

Defense Research Institute

American Society of Law and Medicine

American Health Lawyers Association (formerly American Academy of Hospital Attorneys) Board of Directors, 1987 - 1991

Federal Communications Commission, Broadcast Bureau-Hearing Division, 1974 - 1979

Community/Civic Involvement

President, Great Salt Lake Council, 2010 - Present, Boy Scouts of America, National Executive Board, 2004 - 2009, Western Region Board, 2004 - 2009, Chair, BSA National Court of Honor, 2010;

Young Men General President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2004 - 2009

President, Salt Lake Rotary Club, 2004 - 2005

Board Chair, Salt Lake Council, American Cancer Society, 2003 - 2004

President, Utah Consular Corps, 2001 - 2003