The rules are different in appellate courts, and a panel of appellate judges is a unique audience. Zimmerman Booher is a unique law firm that focuses on appeals because we understand those rules and work with them to produce the best possible result for our clients. Our attorneys have the specific skills and experience necessary to maximize your chances of success in the appellate court.
Based in Salt Lake City, our attorneys have briefed, argued, or authored opinions in over 2,000 appeals. Our emphasis is in the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals, but our attorneys have handled appeals in courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeals, and the Nevada Supreme Court.
Below are just a few examples of oral arguments and briefs that demonstrate our work. Please contact us for additional examples and/or to discuss your case.
Cook Martin Poulson v. Smith (2021)
Utah Court of Appeals reverses a contempt ruling based in part on plain error.
Ellis v. La Val Enterprises, Ltd. (2022)
Utah Court of Appeals reverses the entry of summary judgment in a dispute over the ownership of real property.
State v. Salazar (2022)
Utah Court of Appeals reverses a criminal conviction based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel.
Boynton v. Kennecott (2021)
Utah Supreme Court reverses the entry of summary judgment on asbestos claims based on take-home exposure.
HP Investments v. iLux Capital Management (2021)
Utah Court of Appeals reverses an award after a bench trial based on the failure to deliver stock.
Croft v. Morgan County (2021)
Utah Supreme Court reverses the dismissal of a petition to place a referendum on the ballot.
Truman v. Orem City (2021)
United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reverses the dismissal of a 1983 claim based on prosecutorial misconduct.
Shree Ganesh v. Weston Logan (2021)
Utah Supreme Court reverses the entry of summary judgment in a dispute over the purchase of a hotel.
Southern Utah Wilderness v. San Juan County (2021)
In re Gray and Rice (2021)
Utah Supreme Court reverses district court order refusing to allow sex designation changes under Utah law.
Brown v. Brown (2020)
Bright v. Sorensen (2020)
Cook Martin Poulson PC v. Smith (2020)
In re Foreclosure 1107 Snowberry (2020)
McDonald v. Fidelity (2020)
UDOT v. Target (2020)
Mackley v. Openshaw (2019)
Utah Supreme Court vacates order permitting alleged father to rescind denial of paternity.
Olguin v. Anderton (2019)
Utah Supreme Court affirms order denying mother's motion to dismiss alleged father's paternity petition.
Castro v. Lemus (2019)
Utah Supreme Court reverses order dismissing alleged biological father's petition to establish paternity.
Amundsen v. University of Utah (2019)
WDIS, LLC v. Hi-Country Estates Homeowners Association (2019)
Matthew Thomas v. Lyle Hillyard and Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen, P.C. (2019)
LeFevre v. Mackelprang (2019)
In the Interest of C.C.W. (2019)
Yolanda Vega v. Jordan Valley Medical Center, LP (2019)
Evans v. Utah Department of Transportation (2018)
Hosking v. Chambers (2018)
Gregory & Swapp, PLLC v. Jodi Kranendonk (2018)
Mounteer Enterprises, Inc. v. HOA for the Colony at White Pine Canyon (2018)
LeGrand Johnson Construction Company v. Celtic Bank Corporation, et al. (2018)
Utah Supreme Court vacating various awards of prejudgment interest and attorney fees totaling more than $400,000 under the mechanic’s lien statute.
Jillian Scott v. Bradley Scott (2017)
Butt v. State (2017)
Utah Supreme Court vacates conviction for dealing materials harmful to minors because the material was protected by the First Amendment.
In re Abraham Bates (2017)
Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds v. United Park City Mines (2017)
Smith v. Smith (2017)
Colosimo v. Gateway Community Church (2016)
USA Power v. Pacificorp (2016)
Benda v. Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City (2016)
Meinhard v. State (2016)
Gordon v. State (2016)
Helf v. Chevron (2015)
Utah Supreme Court reverses summary judgment dismissing employee’s tort claim against Chevron based upon an industrial accident and interpreting Utah’s Worker’s Compensation Act.
Robinson v. Taylor (2015)
Utah Supreme Court vacates medical malpractice verdict because evidence of prior criminal convention was inadmissible under rules 608 and 609.
Sawyer v. Department of Workforce Services (2015)
Butler v. Corporation of President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (2014)
Carlos v. Department of Workforce Services (2013)
Simmons Media Group v. Waykar (2014)
Wolf Mountain Resorts, LC v. ASC Utah, Inc. (2011)
State v. Charles (2011)
Egbert v. Nissan Motor Co. (2010)
Utah Supreme Court clarifies that the jury must apportion fault in crashworthiness cases and rejects constitutional challenge to comparative fault statute.