(801) 531-7000


Shareholder & Vice President, since January 1, 1990

As an AV rated (highest Martindale Hubbell rating) trial attorney with 43 years of experience, Mr. Scott has primarily been involved in the prevention and resolution of construction project disputes. He represents surety bond companies, general contractors, owners, design professionals, subcontractors, suppliers and various trade associations. Disputes handled over the years have involved interpretation of plans and specifications, bidding practices, construction and design defect claims, scheduling, safety, performance and payment bond claims, indemnity claims, mechanic’s lien claims, differing site conditions, change orders, warranties, termination, delay, disruption, acceleration, suspension, insurance coverage, termination, acceleration, suspension, payment, and all other construction project related claims.

University of Utah College of Law,
J.D., 1973

University of Utah
B.S. History, Magna Cum Laude, 1971

  • Utah, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1977

Memberships

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association, Fidelity and SuretyCommittee of Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Utah Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Utah Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • American Inn of Court, Aldon Anderson

Service

  • Past Chair of Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Founding Member and Past Chair of Dispute Resolution Section
  • Founding Member and First Section Chair of Utah Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Model Jury Instructions
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism
  • Utah’s Juidical Council’s Committee on Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • “And Justice for All” Leadership Committee
  • AV Preeminant™ rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Utah’s Legal Elite, Construction Law, 2006-2016
  • Super Lawyers, Construction Law, 2007-2016
  • Utah Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2002
  • Utah Bar Association Section of the Year, Dispute Resolution Section, July 12, 2005
  • Named in Top 10 Lawyers in Utah
  • Super Lawyers, Top 100 attorneys in Intermountain Area

Published Works

  • Mediation 101 – “Help Me Help You” Musings of a Mediator and an Attorney, Utah Bar Journal, Vol. 28 No. 1  pp. 18-22
  • Utah’s Best Practices Guide Draft 8, Utah Judicial Council, 2016
  • Creating an Economical and Efficient Arbitration Process is Everyone’s Business, Dispute Resolution Journal, August/October 2012
  • Questions Clients Have about Whether (and How) to Mediate and How Counsel Should Answer Them, Dispute Resolution Journal, May/July 2008
  • Arbitration – In Trouble Again, Utah Bar Journal, July/August Vol 20 No. 4, 2007
  • Maneuvering Through Mediation, Utah Bar Journal, September/October Vol. 18 No. 5, 2005
  • Preparing the Client For Mediation, Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, Vol. 17, 2006
  • The Construction Attorneys Tool Box, Utah Bar Journal, November/ December Vol. 17 No. 9, 2004
  • Utah’s Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, Utah Bar Journal, November/December Vol 16 No., 9, 2003

Presentations

  • Frequent Speaker on Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Topics for the Utah Bar Association, Utah Land Title Association, Association of General Contractors, Lorman Education, The Seminar Group, and NBI.
  • Titles of presentations and materials available upon request
  • Tried 72 cases (12 by jury)
  • Mediated over 350 disputes
  • Arbitrated over 175 disputes (25 Large Complex Case matters, 14 as Panel Chair ranging from $1,000,000 – $54,000,000).
  • Representative cases for the above furnished upon request
  • Anything new and challenging: Family, law, church and community service.

About Us

At Babcock Scott & Babcock, our attorneys have over one hundred years of combined legal experience. We counsel our clients to avoid disputes. When a claim does arise, we are proactive in advocating our client’s interests. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, our firm is the premier construction law firm in the State of Utah.

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370 East South Temple, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 531-7000
Fax: (801) 531-7060
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