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Heather M. Sneddon
Shareholder



Heather M. Sneddon graduated from Brown University in 1999, obtaining an A.B. in Religious Studies. Returning to her home state, she attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 2002. During law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Sandra N. Peuler of the Third District Court, and as a law clerk at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement. She joined Anderson & Karrenberg in 2003, and became a shareholder in 2008.

Combining sound strategy and zealous advocacy with a healthy dose of pragmatism, Ms. Sneddon has consistently achieved creative, cost-effective solutions for her clients. In over thirteen years of practice as a commercial litigator, she has successfully represented both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of complex cases, including contract, trade secret, intellectual property and real estate disputes, professional malpractice matters, shareholder derivative lawsuits and the prosecution and defense of all manner of business torts. Ms. Sneddon also has served as local counsel for numerous out-of-state attorneys and their clients, and as co- and liaison counsel for plaintiffs in national class action litigation, including Roberts, et al. v. C.R. England, Inc., et al. (putative class action asserting RICO, fraud and consumer protection claims against national trucking firm).

As an avid supporter of the arts, Ms. Sneddon presently serves on the Board of Directors for Dance Theatre Coalition, and the Board of Trustees for Utah Lawyers for the Arts. In 2012, she relished the honor of participating in a staged reading of Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Salt Lake Acting Company alongside many accomplished, well-respected and vibrant women in the community.

Ms. Sneddon practices in both state and federal court in Utah, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is the treasurer of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section Executive Committee, a member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, and a mentor in the Utah Supreme Court's New Lawyer Training Program. She has been selected by her peers to be a member of Utah Business Magazine's 2015 Utah Legal Eliteā„¢ in Civil Litigation, and in 2016, she was honored to receive the Utah State Bar President's Award, along with the other Litigation Section Executive Committee officers, for exceptional service to the legal profession and community.

    Cases:

  • StorageCraft Tech. Corp. v. Kirby, 744 F.3d 1183 (10th Cir. 2014) (upholding $2.92M jury verdict for trade secret misappropration and $1.46M in exemplary damages awarded by the district court)
  • Red Brick Plaza, LLC v. Aspen Falls Spinal Care Ctr., LLC, Case No. 120900690, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah (2012) (obtained $90,000 judgment against commercial tenant, including attorneys' fees, following bench trial)
  • NetJapan Holdings, Inc., et al. v. Thomas J. Shreeve, et al., Case No. 070906324, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah (2008) (obtained complete dismissal of derivative action and $136,000 judgment against plaintiff for attorneys' fees and costs)