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Scot A. Boyd

scot.boyd@chrisjen.com
VCard

257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Scot joined Christensen & Jensen as an associate in 2003, and became a shareholder in 2010. The firm was especially interested in recruiting Scot because of his extensive business background: Prior to embarking on his legal career, Scot utilized his business degree in two different stints in the lending/mortgage industry, and seven years in the retail industry, rising to the position of general manager of a regional sports-specific company. Scot’s experience offers unique insight into how businesses are impacted by the law, and the importance of approaching issues from a business as well as a legal perspective.
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Commercial / Franchise Law and Litigation: Advises businesses and individuals in commercial matters and disputes. Especially enjoys acting as general counsel for businesses, helping clients with a wide variety of needs. Representative matters include:
Obtained $1 million jury verdict in fraud case against multinational corporation
Won favorable arbitration award for 100+ claimants in Utah Pattern of Unlawful Activity Act case
Successfully avoided claim by sports entertainment company alleging unauthorized interception of commercial broadcast
As general counsel to franchisor, advised and resolved a variety of issues involving franchisees and others
Successfully defended trade secret claims against manufacturer client
Obtained favorable resolution for travel agency in trade secret / non-competition claim
Represented defendant business in cybersquatting lawsuit
Represented 30 workers in pension dispute with former employer
 

Whistleblower / Qui Tam / False Claims Act: Represents various whistleblowers in environmental, contracting, and medical false claims matters.
Represented whistleblower in false claims act regarding fraudulent use of SBA contracting funds which settled for 7 figures.
Represented whistleblower in a liquid mercury spill cover up
Forced removal of website containing defamatory statements about client whistleblower actions
Represented whistleblower in Medicare fraud issue against local hospital
 

Personal Injury, Plaintiff and Defense:
Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury actions. Representative matters include:
Defended and obtained voluntary dismissals in 100+ cases alleging that clients manufactured defective asbestos-containing products
Defending national manufacturing client in case alleging damages caused by Benzene exposure
Represents patient in Depuy metal on metal defective hip mater at the Federal MDL
Successfully defended facility and referee in an indoor soccer broken leg matter
Represented special needs plaintiff in traumatic car accident
Represented patient severely injured by physical therapy table
Represented insured driver in Underinsured Motorist insurance dispute


EDUCATION
University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah - Juris Doctor, May 2002
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho - Advanced courses in Mathematics and Secondary Education, 1994-1996
Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, November 1989.
 

REPORTED DECISIONS
Boyle v. Christensen, 2011 UT 20, 251 P.3d 810 (representing pedestrian struck by pickup truck; ended defense tactic of bringing up “the McDonald’s coffee case” to juries)
Advanced Restoration, LLC. v. Priskos, 2005 UT App 505, 126 P.3d 786 (representing tenant in dispute over liability for repairs)
Burgett v. Utah Valley Veterinary Hospital, 97 Fed.Appx. 874 (10th Cir. 2004) (representing employer in alleged discrimination case)
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice in all Utah state and federal courts, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Utah State Bar, Franchise Law Section
Vice - Chair 2013-2014
UYSA Disciplinary Committee Chair
Utah Defense Lawyers Association
 

RECOGNITIONS
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2009-2011
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preemenint Peer rating
0.12