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Karin S. Hobbs

Karin S. Hobbs

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Licensed since 1986

  1. Mediation: 100%
    17 years, 3.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Alan W Mortensen

    I endorse this lawyer. Karen is an excellent, well prepared mediator. She handles the emotional aspects of a case along with the financial aspects.


    Alan Mortensen Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

466 East 500 South, #200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute ResolutionBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute ResolutionBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerMountain States Super Lawyers2010
Peter W. Billings, Sr. Award for Excellence in ADRUtah State Bar, Dispute Resolution Section2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/MediatorBohling/Hobbs Professional Mediation2001 - Present
Chief Appellate MediatorUtah Court of Appeals1998 - 2001
Staff AttorneyUtah Court of Appeals1987 - 1998
Bar CounselUtah State Bar1986 - 1987


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Civil Trial MediatorsFellow2008 - Present
International Academy of MediatorsBoard of Governors2004 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar Association's Handbook on MediationHow to Achieve the Best Results in Mediation2009
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Individualized Mediation Design2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1985
University of UtahCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Excellence in ADR: Mastering Process, Advocacy and EthicsThe Secrets of Successful Co-Mediation2011
Excellence in ADRCase Law Update: Confidentiality, Privilege and Attorney Malpractice2011
Community Association Law SeminarMy Neighbor Must Be a Sociopath: Mediating Multi-Party HOA Disputes With Difficult Personalities2011
Sino-U.S. Legal Practice in Financial Investment Globalization ForumThe Use of Mediation in the U.S. for Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Employment, and Complex Commercial Litigation2010