News: Three of C&J's attorneys have been selected by their peers for 2018's Best Lawyers in America awards
// Aug 17, 2017
Sarah Spencer was recognized for her work in the area of Commercial Litigation. This will be the second year running that Sarah has earned this distinction in addition to being named as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine. Sarah's thorough, intelligent, and tactical legal work has helped many commercial clients navigate the minefield of litigation and come out the other side unscathed. She is known as an up-and-coming professional and even her opponents rave about her talent as a litigator. If your business is facing legal action, do yourself a favor and contact Sarah today.
Phil Ferguson was also selected for 2018's Best Lawyers in America list in both the area of Insurance Litigation, as well as Personal Injury Defense Litigation. In addition to these lists, Phil has been named as 2018's Salt Lake City Insurance Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America. Phil has been found listed on Best Lawyers' list every year since 2008 and he has been named as a "Legal Elite" by Utah Business every year since 2011. Phil has spent his career with complex litigation matters in professional liability, construction, and product liability matters, to name a few. Phil has an incredible grasp and memory for so many areas of the law. His expertise and skill has been honed over the course of his storied career. If you are facing a high-stakes legal battle involving complex commercial issues then you need to contact Phil today.
Karra Porter was named as one of the Best Lawyers in America on 2018's list for her work in Insurance Law. Karra is consistently recognized as one of the most experienced and successful commercial and appellate litigators in the state. She has handled many high-profile cases and aided clients with complex appeals, crisis management, and media relations. Karra is also known as an "attorney's attorney", advising other lawyers and firms on particularly large and complex cases. Her work in the area of bad faith has made her a top insurance law expert. If you need the very best representation on a high-profile or complex case, you can do no better than to contact Karra today.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention on March 17, 2022. She was joined in her presentation by Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen, University of Utah Professor Anna Carpenter, prominent Utah solo practitioner Virginia Sudbury, and moderator Michelle Oldroyd. The topic was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution and the Rule of Law in Times of Change.” Sarah was honored to speak alongside such prominent members of Utah’s legal community.
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International
// May 27, 2022
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International, a preeminent, global network of law firms and attorneys. Sarah Elizabeth Spencer will be speaking at the ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Seminar on June 2, 2022, in San Diego, California. Sarah will be speaking on the main stage during the “hot topics” presentation. Sarah will be speaking about cutting-edge trends in spoliation of evidence.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel by their client’s gas station. Sarah and Anna successfully demonstrated why their client was not liable for the plaintiff’s negligence or breach of contract claims, arguing there was no evidence their client sold contaminated fuel. The court agreed. The court found that the claims were factually and legally unsupported and dismissed them in total.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Zachary C. Meyers won a motion for summary judgment in a product liability case
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Zachary C. Meyers won a motion for summary judgment in a product liability case involving serious personal injuries arising from an electric scooter accident. The motion involved application of Colorado’s innocent seller statute. Sarah and Zach successfully demonstrated to the court why Colorado law governed the plaintiff’s claims. The court agreed and entered judgment in favor of the scooter manufacturer on all of the plaintiff’s claims.