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136 East South Temple, Suite 1700, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Established: 1895

Practice Areas

  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fire
  • Insurance Defense
  • Life Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Surety
  • Workers' Compensation

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About Us

Plant, Christensen & Kanell, P.C. is primarily a litigation firm serving the insurance industry and other businesses, concentrating in the preparation and defense of civil lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Utah. The firm is continuing its second century of service, having been founded in 1895, and maintains a time-honored commitment to excellence and integrity in providing legal services.

The firm is dedicated to providing the best possible legal services for its clients, and to maintaining its tradition of enduring and rewarding relationships with clients. Our method of client service puts our collective experience, research and knowledge to work for our clients, providing insightful and cost-effective solutions to their legal concerns.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • BMC West Building Supply
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Shareholders


Scott W. Christensen — (Retired)

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Terry M. Plant

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 37

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Tort
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Utah, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1981
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A., 1978
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1981

Born: 1953

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Theodore E. Kanell

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 40

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Utah, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Memberships:
  • American and Salt Lake County Bar Associations
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1978

Born: 1951

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John N. Braithwaite

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 34

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Utah, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1985
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1982
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1985

Born: 1957

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John H. Romney

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 19

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Utah, 2001
  • Wyoming, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar; Wyoming State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A., 1998
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 1998
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D. (cum laude), 2001
Language:
  • German

Born: 1972

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Stewart B. Harman

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 14

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Homeowners
  • Municipal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Police Liability Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Oil and Gas
  • Intentional Torts
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Construction Defect
Admitted
  • Utah, 2006
  • Idaho, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2016
Memberships:
  • Utah (Litigation Section) and Idaho State Bars
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Utah Municipal Attorney's Association
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 2001
  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2006
Language:
  • Danish
  • Norwegian

Born: 1974

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Jeremy M. Seeley

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 10

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Oil and Gas
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Homeowners
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2011
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2009
Language:
  • German

Born: 1979

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Kirsten S. Ashton

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 11

Practice Areas
  • Construction Claims
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • General Defense
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trucking Litigation
Admitted
  • Nevada, 2008
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2009
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • State Bar of Nevada
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (Dean's List), 2004
  • The University of Utah, J.D. (with honors), 2008

Born: 1983

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Daniel E. Young

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 9

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Premises Liability
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Transportation
  • Slip and Fall
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Homeowners
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Memberships:
  • American and Salt Lake County Bar Associations
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A. (with honors, magna cum laude), 2006
  • The University of Utah, J.D. (with honors), 2009
Language:
  • Japanese

Born: 1981

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Matthew D. Church

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 3

Practice Areas
  • General Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Homeowners
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Litigation
Admitted
  • Utah, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, J.D., 2015

Born: 1987

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Associates



Mark C. Petersen

Salt Lake City, UT

Years of Experience: 1

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Homeowners
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Intentional Torts
  • Premises Liability
  • General Defense
  • Slip and Fall
Admitted
  • Utah, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • Utah Valley University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2015
  • Brigham Young University, J.D., 2018

Born: 1975

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Brady L. Hyer

Salt Lake City, UT

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Real Estate
  • Intentional Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Transactions
Admitted
  • Utah, 2019
Education:
  • Weber State University, B.S. Finance, 2016
  • The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2019

Born: 1991

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