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Eli W. McCann

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

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Mr. McCann is a part of the firm’s Litigation Section, in which he handles active litigation in a variety of matters. He also works in the firm’s First Amendment & Religious Organizations Section. His practice focuses on civil rights litigation, employment discrimination, clergy privilege, and preventative advice in the area of child abuse and sexual misconduct. Mr. McCann has assisted or argued many appeals, including in the areas of prisoner civil rights, religious freedom, and criminal law. He is currently a member of the Utah Appellate Roster, which provides assistance to indigent members of the community in their criminal appeals.


  • Litigated civil rights and employment discrimination claims
  • Filed or assisted on numerous appellate briefs, including certiorari petitions to the United States Supreme Court
  • Court Counsel for the Supreme Court of Palau, 2012 – 2013
  • Clerkship for the Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 2011 – 2012 term
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, First Amendment




Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

  • Editor BYU Law Review
  • Semi-finalist ABA National Moot Court Competition
  • Christensen Excellence in Advocacy Award, 2011
  • Edward L. Kimball Humor in the Law Award, 2011
  • Linda Anderson Trial Advocacy Award, 2010 & 2011
  • Academic Scholarship 2008 - 2011

Brigham Young University, B.A., History, 2008


  • Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 2011 – 2012 

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2011
Other Admissions
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year, 2019