Stevenson and Smith, P.C.

An Aggressive Utah Litigation Law Firm

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Firm Overview

Protecting the families and businesses of Utah
The anxiety associated with a burdensome legal problem can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Stevenson & Smith, P.C. are powerful advocates who can efficiently resolve your issues and relieve the stress of battling for your rights. With a combined 35 years of experience and the strong determination to win, we are ready to help you.

Offering integrated legal services
Legal issues are often intricately intertwined with one problem resulting in another. Our attorneys analyze your full situation and consider how your legal issues may affect other aspects of your business and family stability. By taking an integrated approach, we can develop complete solutions and avoid triggering potentially damaging circumstances. Our attorneys work as a team to provide exceptional legal representation in the following wide spectrum of legal issues:

-Business transaction
-Business litigation
-Class Actions and Collective Actions
-Construction and Lien Law
-Criminal Defense
-Personal Injury
-Real estate litigation
-Social Security
-Trusts and estates

Commanding litigators, assertive negotiators
Our attorneys approach every case as though we are planning to take it to trial. With our confident trial demeanor and solid litigation skills, we are viewed as formidable opponents in the courtroom. If mediation best serves your interests, our thorough preparation gives us an edge during negotiations. Because opposing counsel knows we are ready for trial, we can direct mediation toward your most advantageous settlement.
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Main Office
3986 Washington Boulevard
Ogden  UT  84403

  • (801) 399-9910
Estate Planning
Utah Real Estate Litigation Attorneys
Tackling your real estate disputes
When it comes to real estate, the attorneys at Stevenson & Smith, P.C. know the art of the deal and the art of a deal gone wrong. When facing the stress of real estate litigation, retaining an attorney with substantial knowledge about Utah property laws and civil litigation can lighten the burden. By assertively applying our 35 years of combined experience and extensive knowledge of all aspects of property rights, civil procedure, finance and business, we can handle your disputes related to:

-Real property contracts
-Residential home sales
-Commercial property sales
-Contractors and subcontractors
-Homeowners associations
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundaries and easements

Saving your home from wrongful foreclosure
You worked hard to purchase your dream home. When unexpected circumstances occur that put your home at risk of foreclosure, you can take crucial steps to ensure your lender complies with its legal duties. We combine innovative strategies with fierce determination to defend your right to keep your home. When selling your home presents the better option, we guide you toward the most advantageous situation. Some means of protecting your home include use of:

-Mortgage modification
-Loan forbearance
-Short sale
-Deed in lieu of foreclosure

Defending your right against government's abuse of power
Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property for public use. The process involves condemnation of your property, appraisal of its value, an offer to purchase and negotiation for a fair price. If the government offers an unsatisfactory amount of compensation or your property was improperly designated for public use, you can sue to halt the eminent domain process or receive the compensation you deserve. We zealously protect clients' property from eminent domain abuses.

Resolving an eviction crisis
Eviction is disruptive to both the landlord and the tenant. The landlord must spend the time and money to replace tenants who fall behind on rent, and displaced families must locate a new home under traumatic circumstances. With this scenario in mind, our attorneys help mediate disputes when eviction is undesirable. If you are a tenant who unfairly faces eviction, we protect your right to remain in your home. If you are a landlord whose tenants are engaged in disruptive, illegal or damaging behavior, we help you to protect your property and your business.

Alternative dispute resolutions (ADR)
ADR refers to other means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Some contracts require binding arbitration or nonbinding mediation to resolve disputes that arise out of the transaction governed by the agreement. When the cost and time of litigation exceeds the likely outcome, you may choose to settle instead. If negotiating a settlement, our tenacity directs the proceedings toward a desirable outcome.

Ogden, UT real estate litigation attorneys
Stevenson & Smith, P.C. is located in Ogden, UT and serves clients throughout Salt Lake, Northern Utah, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache and Morgan.

David B. Stevenson

-J.D., University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2004
-M.S., Duke University, Masters of Environmental Management, 1997
-B.S., Brigham Young University, Conservation Biology, 1994

Admitted to Practice
-Utah and Tennessee State Bars
-Utah and Tennessee Court of Appeals
-U.S. District Court, District of Utah
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Practice Areas
-Business and Commercial Law
-Class Actions and Collective Actions
-Construction and Lien Law
-Criminal Defense
-Employment and Labor Law
-Environmental Law
-Immigration Law
-Personal Injury
-Property and Real Estate Law
-Social Security
-Whistleblowers (Qui Tam/False Claims, IRS, SEC, False Marking)
-Wills, Trusts, and Probate
-Workers' Compensation

-Utah and Weber County Bar Association, Member, Employment and Environmental Sections
-American Inns of Court, Member
-Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Member, 2010-present
-Dean's Excellence Award, Memphis School of Law, 2005
-National Moot Court Competition, Regional VII, 2004
-Semifinalist, PACE National Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2004
-Best Oral Advocate Award, Memphis School of Law Legal Methods Section, 2003
-Corporate Environmental Management Dept., FedEx, 2002-2003
-Environmental Engineer, International Paper, 1997-2001
-Environmental Law Institute Scholarship, 1997
-Graduate Assistantship, Duke University, 1996-1997
-White House Intern, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Mgt. and Budget, 1996
-Tuition Scholarship from BYU's College of Biology and Agriculture, 1994
-Undergraduate Assistantship, Brigham Young University, 1993-1994
-Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, 1988

-Currently co-authoring the second edition of the MISSISSIPPI ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HANDBOOK, published by Scarecrow Press/Government Institutes.
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Brad Smith

-J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 1998
-B.S., University of Utah

Admitted to Practice
-Utah, 1993
-U.S District Court, District of Utah, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1998
-U.S Supreme Court, 2000

Practice Areas
-Banking Law
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Construction and Lien Law
-Criminal Defense
-Divorce and other Domestic Law
-Employment and Labor Law
-Education Law
-Guardian Ad Litem
-Personal Injury
-Property and Real Estate Law
-Social Security
-Wills, Trusts, and Probate

-Ogden School District School, Superintendent
-Ogden School District School Board, Member
-Ogden City Justice Court, Judge Pro Tem
-Box Elder County Prosecutor, 7 years
-Utah and Weber County Bar Association, Member
-Rex E. Lee American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
-Law Review, University of Utah
  • University of Utah College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Sam Hood

-J.D., University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, 2010
-B.S., Weber State University, English, 2004

Admitted to Practice
-Utah State Bar, 2010
-United States District Court, District of Utah, 2010

Areas of Practice
-Business and Commercial Law
-Construction and Lien Law
-Criminal Defense
-Personal Injury
-Property and Real Estate Law
-Wills, Trusts, and Probate

-Executive Text Editor, Utah Law Review, 2010
-Moot Court
-ASE Certified automotive mechanic for approximate a decade
-Instructor, taught in nationally recognized advanced automotive program for two years
-Interests: backpacking, fishing, golf, playing piano and guitar; films in general, but especially those involving the Coen brothers or Clint Eastwood
-Raised in Ogden, UT
  • University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Elizabeth Knudson

-J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2011
-History B.A., University of Utah, 2007.

Admitted to Practice
-Utah State Bar, 2011
-United States District Court, District of Utah, 2011

Areas of Practice
-Business and Commercial Law
-Business Associations and Incorporation
-Civil Litigation
-Contract Law
-Employment Law
-Real Estate and Property Law
-Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • University of Minnesota Law School
    Juris Doctorate