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Mr. Robinson is a founding shareholder and director of Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C. He has over twenty years’ experience representing and advising owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction and related business matters, domestic and international.

Mr. Robinson gives back to the construction industry by serving with trade associations like the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) where he served as the Utah Chapter’s general counsel and on its executive committee, board of directors, and government affairs committee for seven years. He also works to educate members of the construction industry through seminars—let him know if you’re interested, he loves to talk…

Mr. Robinson also serves as a mediator for construction disputes.

Washburn University School of Law
J.D., with honors, 1997

Utah State University
B.A., cum laude, 1994

  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Construction Law Forum
    • Litigation Section
  • Utah State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Collection Law Section
    • Real Property Section
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • National Attorney Network for National Association of Credit Management (NACM)
  • National Attorney Network for National Credit Services (NCS)

Service

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Utah Chapter
    • General Counsel (2014-2020)
    • Executive Committee (2014-2020)
    • Board of Directors (2013-2020)
    • Government Affairs Committee (2013-present)
    • Education Committee (2010-2012)
  • Utah State Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
      • Immediate Past Chairman (2009-2010)
      • Chairman (2008-2009)
      • Secretary (2007-2008)
    • Mentor in New Lawyer Training Program (NLTP)
  • Member and past Vice Chairman and Chairman of Fruit Heights City Board of Zoning Adjustments (2004-present)
  • Volunteer for Davis (high school) Running Club
  • ABC Volunteer of the Year (awarded by Associated Builders and Contractors Utah Chapter for working to successfully enact legislation benefiting the construction industry)
  • Richard Foth Writing Award (winner of legal writing competition)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating (the highest peer rating standard)
  • Super Lawyers® Top Rated Lawyer for Construction Litigation
  • Utah Legal Elite for Construction Law
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 (Top Attorney)

Publications

  • Getting Paid on Utah Construction Projects
    • Mechanic’s Lien and Payment Bond Claims, NACM Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws, editor for Utah, 2007-present
    • Mechanic’s Liens in Utah, NACM Business Credit magazine, May 2006
    • Using Utah’s State Construction Registry to Protect Your Money, NACM Business Credit magazine, November 2018
    • Mechanic’s Lien Deadline Checklist, Utah Construction News, March 2000
  • Getting Paid on Wyoming Construction Projects
    • Lien Law Online (lienlawonline.com), editor for Wyoming section, 2012-present
    • Wyoming Lien Law Basics, NACM Business Credit magazine, January 2014
    • Notice and Filing Requirements in Wyoming Lien Law, ENR magazine, December 19, 2013
    • State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, Wolters Kluwer, editor for Wyoming, 2013-present
  • Getting Paid on Federal Construction Projects
    • The Miller Act: Recovery for Nonpayment on Federal Construction Projects, Intermountain Contractor magazine, July 1999
  • Contracts
    • Contingent Payment Clauses: Does Your Contract Forfeit or Delay Payment?, ABC Directory, 2017
    • Acceleration Claim Basics, Intermountain Contractor magazine, February 2003
    • The Problem with Sole-Source Specifications, Utah Construction & Design magazine, November 2018
    • A Retrofit of AIA 201: “To Go Where No Contract Has Gone Before,” PDCA newsletter, May/June 2002
    • Bid Mistakes, PDCA newsletter, September/October 2002
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation: A Collaborative Resolution, Utah Business magazine, August 2005

Presentations

  • Getting Paid on Construction Projects
    • Negotiation Skills for Creditors: Making Your Way to the Front of the Line, NACM, January 10, 2019
    • Using a Mechanic’s Lien to Get Your Money, NBI, June 27, 2006; June 5, 2007; and August 25, 2008
    • Liens, Bonds & Beyond, NACM Western Region Credit Conference, October, 2018
    • Strong Construction Contracts: Your Foundation for Payment, NBI, February 20, 2007
    • Protecting Your Money: Utah Mechanic’s Lien Law, Intermountain Contractor, February 2004
    • Utah Mechanic’s Lien Law: What You Need to Know, NACM, August 26, 2020
    • Getting Paid: Successful Strategies for Resolving Construction Lien Claims in Utah, NBI, February 1, 2005
    • Utah Mechanics’ Liens and Payment Bonds, HalfMoon, April 6, 2006
    • Mechanics’ Liens and Utah’s State Construction Registry, Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, July 9, 2008
    • Utah’s State Construction Registry: What You Need to Know, ABC, March 22, 2011 and March 24, 2011
    • Construction Collections: Recovering Interest, Attorney Fees, and Costs, USB, Construction Law Section, October 19, 2007
    • Utah Mechanic’s Lien and Payment Bond Law, ACI, November 1, 2005
    • Navigating Utah’s State Construction Registry, AGC, June 2007 – October 2007
    • Wyoming Lien Waivers: What You Need to Know, NACM, May 20, 2020
    • Wyoming Mechanic’s Liens, NACM, April 19, 2021
  • Contracts
    • AIA Contracts, Lorman, March 2, 2006; March 7, 2007; and April 16, 2008
    • Writing Contracts/Specifications, UCFC/ISA, November 3, 2006
    • The Pitfalls of Soul-Source and Manufacturer-Driven Specifications, CSI Symposium, September 28, 2018
  • General Construction Law Topics
    • Construction Law: From A to Z, SES, August 14, 2008
    • Construction Law Update, Utah State Bar Convention, Summer 2008
    • Construction Law, Weber State University Construction Management
    • Real Estate & Commercial Construction, Utah Solutions Summit, August 21, 2014
  • Legislation
    • Many appearances before the Utah Legislature to address and advocate legislation relevant to the construction industry.

Reported Cases

  • Pentalon Const., Inc. v. Rymark Properties, LLC, 2015 UT App 29, 344 P.3d 180 (successfully represented contractor in mechanic’s lien foreclosure action)
  • Ron Case Roofing & Asphalt Paving, L.L.C. v. Sturzenegger, 2007 UT App 100, 158 P.3d 556 (successfully represented contractor in breach of contract and mechanic’s lien foreclosure action)
  • Forsberg v. Bovis Lend Lease, Inc., 2008 UT App 146, 184 P.3d 610 (defended contractor and surety against union trust fund mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims)
  • Rogers v. Wright, 2016 WY 10, 366 P.3d 1264 (Wyo. 2016) (successfully defended contractor/developer against owner in construction defect case)

Other Cases

  • Mr. Robinson has collected millions of dollars for design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers through contract, mechanic’s lien, and payment bond claims in court, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
  • Mr. Robinson has successfully argued before the Utah Court of Appeals and Wyoming Supreme Court.

When Mr. Robinson is not working or hanging out with family and friends, you will most likely find him trail running in the mountains or reading a good book.

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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