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Jeffrey R. Handy

Mr. Handy is a shareholder at Babcock Scott & Babcock. He practices design and construction law. He has represented owners, architects and engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Handy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006 from Brigham Young University where he was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Handy also received a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2008.While working on his Master’s degree, Mr. Handy worked as a consultant and engineer-in-training for a water resources engineering firm that specializes in computer modeling of groundwater, watershed, and surface water.

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
J.D., 2011
BYU Law Review, Senior Editor

Brigham Young University
M.S. Civil Engineering, 2008

Brigham Young University
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2006

  • Utah, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2011


  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Courts
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar


  • Member of CLE Advisory Committee, Utah State Bar, 2019-2021
  • Immediate Past Chair, Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2018-2019
  • Chair, Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2017-2018
  • Chair-Elect, Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2016-2017
  • Treasurer/Secretary, Construction Law Section, Utah State Bar, 2015-2016
  • Member of Legislative Committee, ACEC, Utah Chapter
  • Member of Legislative Committee, ASCE, Utah Chapter
  • Selected as one of Mountain States Rising Stars in Construction Law by SuperLawyers Magazine, 2018-2021
  • Selected as one of Utah’s Legal Elite Lawyers by Utah Business Magazine, 2018-2021
  • Graduate of Utah State Bar’s Leadership Academy, 2018
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) professional certification


  • Construction Liens – After July 31, 2011; Impact of 2011 & 2012 Legislation, Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., May 22, 2012, Salt Lake City Utah
  • The Evolving World of Construction Defects, The Contractor’s Role, The Seminar Group, June 4, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Improving the Project Outcome with Accurate and Effective Construction Contracting, HalfMoon Education Inc., November 20, 2015, Salt Lake City Utah
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Construction Contract Issues, Flynn’s quickED Contractor’s School, 2015
  • Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting, HalfMoon Education Inc., March 9, 2018, Salt Lake City Utah
  • The State of the Construction Industry: Dead or Alive?, Construction Defect & Dispute Conference, September 11, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Understanding Construction Contracting, HalfMoon Education Inc., December 14, 2020, Salt Lake City Utah
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues. Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), 2011-present
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues, Home Builders Association of Utah (UHBA), 2015-present
  • Assisted in the prosecution of a multiple million dollar claim against several engineering companies that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for client.
  • Assisted in the defense of general contractors and subcontractors against defective work claims.
  • Negotiated and settled cases for owners, contractors, and subcontractors who have not been paid for work they performed.
  • Drafted and reviewed construction contracts for various contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Spending time with his wife and children
  • Weight training

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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