Overview

Erik Hamblin is a member of the firm’s Construction, Real Estate, and Litigation sections with a practice focused on serving the construction and development industry. He has served the Construction Law section of the Utah State Bar in roles as secretary, vice-chair, and chair. He joined Kirton McConkie in 2022 after several years at another prominent Salt Lake City firm representing general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, developers, and other companies and individuals in navigating pre-litigation negotiations, litigation, mediation, arbitration, and trial.

Before law school, Mr. Hamblin managed construction projects for one of Utah’s largest construction contractors in roles as superintendent and project engineer for nearly five years. His hands-on experience working with contractors, owners, architects, engineers, and building inspectors provides insider knowledge to his practice and gives him a deeper understanding into the industry's unique needs. During law school, he was a judicial intern to Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill N. Parrish

Mr. Hamblin has successfully resolved disputes involving lien claims, construction defects, contracts, jobsite personal injury, performance bonds, payment bonds, and surety indemnity actions. 

In his spare time, Mr. Hamblin enjoys spending time with family, teaching skiing to his children, and occasionally letting them beat him in chess.

Experience

Represents sureties relative to payment bond disputes, performance bond disputes, and federal indemnity actions.

Advises and represents construction companies, developers, and sureties in a variety of litigation and transactional matters.

Drafts pleadings, written discoveries, motions, mediation briefs, and arbitration briefs.

Drafts contracts in business and construction transactions on behalf of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors.

Analyzes contracts, leases, SCR filings, lien notices, surety bonds, loan documents, indemnity agreements, and operating agreements in connection with representing business owners, sureties, developers, and property owners.

Develops and implements long-term strategies for organizational improvement and growth.

Oversaw commercial construction projects from start to finish, including project scheduling, logistics, quality control, crew safety, and conformance with architectural plans, specifications, and building codes.

Coordinated construction processes among property owners, architects, engineers, and construction crews.

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

  • Surety Law Updates for Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
    May 2021 (live webinar), April 2019 (Seattle, WA), April 2018 (Seattle, WA)
  • Lessons from Icarus: Cautionary Tales & Practice Tips to Avoid Melted Wings
    Live webinar, 2016

Publications

  • Principal Financing
    Western States Surety Conference, 2021
  • To Tender or Not to Tender
    Western States Surety Conference, 2019
  • The Fugitive — Evolving Tools for Pursuing Elusive Indemnitors
    Western States Surety Conference, 2018
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