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Dustin Lance

Dustin Lance

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Aviation, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

Dustin Lance is a shareholder at Dewsnup, King & Olsen where his practice is, and always has been, devoted exclusively to representing victims and plaintiffs in accident and injury cases. During his legal career, Dustin has handled thousands of personal injury cases, including: aviation accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle crashes, scooter / moped wrecks, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice cases, dog bites and other animal attacks, defective product cases, DUI / DWI injury accidents, explosion claims, pedestrian accidents, workers compensation claims, bus accidents, insurance bad faith cases, E. coli and other food poisoning claims, class actions and many more. Injuries in these cases have ranged from whiplash to paralysis, massive physical / brain injuries and wrongful death. Dustin is licensed in Utah and Idaho and has practiced in State and Federal Courts.


Dustin has consistently been voted among "Utah's Legal Elite" by his attorney colleagues in Utah Business Magazine's yearly survey of preeminent Utah personal injury attorneys. In addition, Dustin has been selected as a "Mountain States Rising Star" by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine. Moreover, he is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the Top 40 under 40, the Top Trial Lawyers in America - Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Dustin is actively involved in the Utah Association for Justice "UAJ" (currently appointed as Utah's delegate to the national association), the American Association for Justice and the American Inns of Court (David K. Watkiss-Sutherland Title II Chapter).  Dustin has been appointed by the Utah Supreme Court to serve as a judge pro tempore in the Salt Lake and Davis Counties to hear small claims court cases.


Dustin is a Utah native and he grew up in the Holladay area, graduated from Cottonwood High School, and later he earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Utah and his law degree from the University's SJ Quinney College of Law where he was a staff member on the Journal of Law and Family Studies. Dustin resides in Bountiful, Utah, is married to Becki and they have three children. When he is not working, Dustin enjoys spending time with his family, flying, road biking, golf, driving cars, riding motorcycles, snowmobiling and shooting.


Languages Spoken: English, Filipino, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    15 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    15 years, 60 cases
  3. Aviation: 20%
    11 years, 25 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    15 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Dustin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Yossof Sharifi

    I have seen Dustin negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of his clients as we worked in the same office. He fights hard and makes sure that his clients are taken care of. I have referred personal injury cases to him in the past, and would do so again in the future.


    Yossof Sharifi Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

36 South State, Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumTop Trial Lawyers in America2011
Rising StarMountain States Super Lawyers2011
Million Dollar Advocates FoumTop Trial Lawyers in America2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro Tempore (Small Claims Court)Supreme Court of Utah2012 - 2015
ShareholderDewsnup, King & Olsen2011 - Present
OwnerThe Lance Firm2007 - 2011
PartnerSiegfried & Jensen2002 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Utah Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Utah State BarN/AN/A
Idaho State BarN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Marrouquin et al v. Aereo Ruta Maya et al$24,000,000.00 judgment against plane's owner, confidential resolution with other defendants
Visesio et al v. Victor's TiresConfidential

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Publication NameTitleDate
StaffJournal of Law & Family Studies1999

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of UtahPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Utah Association for Justice Annual SeminarRecent Verdicts2004