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JAred D. Scott

Jared Scott focuses his practice on helping clients avoid and resolve legal problems.  Whether that means taking a case to trial or negotiating a favorable settlement before a lawsuit is even filed, clients count on Jared to get the job done effectively and efficiently.  He aggressively and successfully represents plaintiffs and defendants in the construction, network marketing, legal, financial, healthcare, real estate, insurance, and natural resources industries. 


Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008

    • Articles Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal

    • Moot Court Team Member

    • Academic Scholarship Recipient

  • B.A., cum laude, Communications, Brigham Young University, 2005


Prior Experience

  • Litigation Attorney, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Dallas, Texas, 2008-2011

  • Litigation Attorney, Sedgwick, LLP, Dallas, Texas, 2011-2013


Representative Matters

  • Partnership/Business Disputes

    • Acted as trial counsel in an arbitration resulting in a $1.3 million fraud judgment and the removal of defendant’s ownership interests in start-up manufacturing company. The arbitration award, which included punitive damages and attorneys’ fees, was later affirmed by the court.

    • Negotiated a substantial monetary settlement in a dispute over distributions from the sale of a family-owned business.

  • Construction

    • After obtaining favorable evidentiary rulings on the eve of trial, negotiated a settlement of multi-million dollar fraud claims against condominium developer for pennies on the dollar.

    • Represented contractors, subcontractors, and owners in negligence, construction defect, and payment claims throughout the United States.

  • Network Marketing

    • Negotiated the settlement of consumer class action claims against high level network marketing distributors for less than $10,000 each while other defendants paid millions of dollars to settle similar allegations in the same lawsuit.

    • Secured summary judgment in favor of a network marketing company on $30 million dollar breach of contract claims brought by a ground-floor level distributor.

  • Professional Liability

    • Represented an environmental engineering firm in a dispute with oil and gas companies and municipal authorities involving an EPA-authorized cleanup of a polluted waterway.

    • Represented a structural engineering firm in a dispute over the construction of a reservoir.

  • Healthcare

    • Acted as first-chair attorney in administrative trials before the Utah Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, obtaining favorable results and creating precedent that resulted in the dismissal of dozens of other similar claims.

    • Obtained the dismissal of medical malpractice, contract, and other claims against a health insurer and its physician employee arising out of a disputed coverage claim.

  • Real Estate

    • Obtained a favorable settlement for a real estate purchaser in a dispute against sellers and real estate agents that failed to disclose known defects in the purchased property.

    • Defended a real estate developer and broker against fraud and statutory claims arising out of a mass sale of developed lots in the St. George area.

  • Insurance

    • Secured summary judgment on behalf of fidelity insurer for claims arising out of alleged embezzlement by a company executive.

    • Negotiated a favorable settlement of claims involving disputed insurance coverage over watercraft rentals.

  • Natural Resources

    • Secured an award of $1.5 million on summary judgment in favor of a contractor in a dispute with an oil and gas developer related to geotechnical surveying services.

    • Assisted an investor in securing a $20 million fraud judgment against a publicly-traded energy company on claims arising out of a failed farmout agreement.