John practices business and commercial law focused primarily on the needs of the construction industry. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, developers, property owners, sureties, design professionals, and engineers through all phases of construction and development. He represents businesses involved in all aspects of construction including residential, commercial, heavy highway, and government projects. John takes a client-first approach to resolving disputes to avoid the cost and disruption of protracted litigation.
John also has substantial experience litigating issues related to professional licensing, real estate, real property title, contracts, partnerships, and commercial disputes. He regularly represents clients in litigation, mediation, and arbitration. John has tried cases in state and federal courts.
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers (2015, 2019)
Utah Legal Elite (2016, 2017)
Officer, Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2010-2014 (Chair, 2013)
Prior to joining Kirton McConkie, John was a shareholder with the law firm of Fetzer Simonsen Booth & Jenkins, P.C.
Intern, Oregon Supreme Court, 2006
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D. 2007
- Associate Editor, Oregon Review of International Law, 2006-2007
- The Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Scholarship
- Dean’s Scholarship
University of Utah, B.A. German, B.S., Economics, 2002