Overview

Christopher M. Sanders is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with more than 50 trials under his belt, along with several mediations and arbitrations. His practice focuses on commercial and general civil litigation, and he has experience litigating disputes in many areas, including commercial, real estate, construction, HOA, insurance, and many others.

Mr. Sanders is a published legal expert and was handpicked for publication in both the Utah Law Review and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute. As of the date of this writing, his Utah Law Review paper entitled “The Battlefield of Tomorrow, Today: Can a Cyberattack Ever Rise to an ‘Act of War?'” was the most popular online article prepared by a Utah law student in the history of the Utah Law Review, having been reviewed nearly 3,000 times by experts around the world. The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal called it “one of the most important and timely articles” on technology and the law. 

Each month, Mr. Sanders dedicates a significant portion of his time to assisting Utah residents in a pro bono capacity. He helps those facing debt collection lawsuits and was one of the first attorneys to provide assistance through the Utah State Bar’s new Virtual Legal Clinic, with which he continues to assist.

Mr. Sanders earned a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, graduating with highest honors for his academic standing. There, he received many other notable awards and honors, including numerous academic awards, two of which were for the highest overall grade in trial advocacy, which consists of a mock trial, and statutory interpretation taught by Justice Pearce of the Utah Supreme Court. Mr. Sanders earned a B.S. from Southern Utah University where he graduated with high honors.

Notable Litigation:
  • Obtained $14.8 million judgment for client in fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme
  • Procured dismissal of $34 million manufacturing and trademark dispute by motion to dismiss
  • Procured dismissal of $10 million personal injury action by motion
  • Procured dismissal for client facing triple wrongful death action by summary judgment
  • Procured dismissal of $300,000+ personal injury action by summary judgment
  • Obtained successful settlement for client with $2 million breach of contract matter
  • Obtained successful settlement for client with $600,000 commercial HOA fraud matter

News & Events

Publications

  • “Realtors, Shelter Your Shelter-In-Place,” The Travelers Indemnity Company, Tips from the Bar, Nov. 2020 (A risk management publication for real estate professionals) (co-authored by Michael D. Johnston, esq.)
  • “The Battlefield of Tomorrow, Today: Can a Cyberattack Ever Rise to an ‘Act of War’?,” Utah Law Review: Vol. 2018, No. 2 , Article 6
  • “Trump, Energy Policy, and Hard Look Review,” 64 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. 21-1 (2018) (co-authored by Lincoln L. Davies and Tyler Hubbard)
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