257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Eric is a vice president of Christensen & Jensen and is a member of the firm's executive comittee. He has focused his practice on litigation of commercial and workers’ compensation claims. In that time he has successfully represented numerous national and multinational corporations in employment disputes and civil litigation. He has also represented injured individuals in both civil and administrative settings.
AREAS OF PRACTICE Commercial Litigation: Represents businesses and individuals in commercial disputes. Representative matters include:
Represented numerous broker-dealers in claims brought by clients in federal court and with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Represented clients in multi-million dollar litigation involving allegations of various types of broker misconduct
Successfully negotiated resolution to dispute between equipment manufacturer and purchaser
Obtained summary judgment in dispute between commercial storage provider and lessor
Workers' Compensation: Represents employers and select claimants in workers’ compensation proceedings. Representative matters include:
Successfully defended numerous employers in Utah Labor Commission hearings and in appeals to the Labor Commissioner and Utah Court of Appeals. Representative clients include Delta, Marriott, Lucent Technologies, AIG, the FDIC, and Utah Grizzlies hockey team
Successfully petitioned Labor Commission to secure workers' compensation benefits on behalf of retail and construction workers
Reviewed, revised, and drafted employment agreements for entities providing security checks for federal agencies
Insurance Coverage: Represents insurance companies and individuals in lawsuits and other disputes. Also represents claimants in ERISA proceedings who have had their insurance beneifts wrongly denied by insurance companies. Representative matters include:
Represented insurers in coverage disputes involving automobile, homeowners, and commercial general liability policies
Obtained summary judgment for insurer in a case involving claims of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent damage claims.
Won a three week trial defending an irrigation company from allegations that its canal had flooded a nearby home.
Obtained declaratory judgment in trial testing Utah's uninsured motorist statute as it relates to multiple vehicle impacts.
Appeals: Represents businesses and individuals in administrative and traditional appeals. Representative matters include:
Won ruling from the Utah Court of Appeals in claim alleging that medical examinations had been performed improperly and other evidentiary disputes. French v. Labor Commission, 2011 UT App 120, 251 P.3d 868
Won affirmance at Utah Court of Appeals of ruling that appellant was not permanently and totally disabled. Benson v. Lucent Technologies, 2007 UT App 145
Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Brigham Young University, B.A. in Communications, 2003
National Moot Court Team
Merit Scholarship Recipient 2002-2005
LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
- Author, Personal Liability of a Business Owner, Utah Valley Business Quarterly, Spring 2004.
- Co-author, Medical Spa Law - Utah, ALFA International 50 State Compendium, 2007.
- Author, Collateral Source Compendium - Utah, Defense Research Institute, 2011.
- Presenter - The Allen Rule; Legal Causation in Utah, Utah Workers' Compensation Summit, 2012
- Author - Utah Wokrers' Compensation Law, 2012 and 2014 ALFA International 50 State Compendium.
- Author - Utah Employment Law, 2013 and 2015 ALFA International 50 State Compendium.
- Presenter - Mass Tort Litigation in Utah, 2016 Utah Fall Forum.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice in all Utah state and federal courts, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Utah State Bar
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
RULINGS AND OPINIONS
French v. Labor Commission, 2011 UT App 120, 251 P.3d 868 (rejecting claim by appellant that medical examinations had been performed improperly and other evidentiary disputes)
Lucent Technologies, 2007 UT App 145 (affirming ruling that appellant was not permanently and totally disabled)
Salt Lake City Office 801-323-5000
257 East 200 South, Suite 1100 Salt Lake City, Utah 84111