(801) 531-7000

Justin E. Scott

Mr. Scott is a shareholder in the law firm of Babcock Scott & Babcock where he practices in the areas of construction litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Scott has represented owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, insurance companies, engineers and homeowners in the prevention and resolution of construction claims and disputes. He has an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
J.D, 2001

University of Utah
B.A. History, 1998

  • Utah, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2007


  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Utah Surety Association


  • Past Secretary of Construction Law Section
  • Past Member of Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Received an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • Utah Legal Elite Rising Star
  • Utah Legal Elite Construction Law

Published Works

  • Subcontractor Construction Defects: Are You Covered?, Intermountain Contractor, April, 2008


  • New Lawyers for Continuing Legal Education, Utah State Bar
  • Associated General Contractors Seminars, Associated General Contractors
  • Associated Building Contractors Seminars
  • The Contractor’s School Seminars
  • Home Builders Association of Utah Seminars
  • Half Moon Construction Seminars
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of claims on many cases for untimely assertion of claims, failure to state a recognized cause of action, failure to prove liability and damages, etc.
  • Successfully defended general contractor against subcontractor who brought a multi-million dollar Federal False Claim Act claims against client.  No damages awarded.
  • Successfully defended general contractors and subcontractors against alleged defective work claims.
  • Served as trial counsel in two trials involving differing site conditions and termination for convenience that resulted in verdicts of approximately $1 million dollars each.
  • Successfully collected millions of dollars for general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers through the enforcement of mechanics liens and contract payment disputes.
  • Obtained favorable results in several Arbitration hearings involving both affirmative claims and defense against claims.
  • Participated in several mediations that have resulted in the payment of hundreds of millions of dollars to clients and significantly limited amounts paid by clients to opposition.
  • Spending time with family
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Reading
  • Traveling

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.

Contact Info

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