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For 31 years, David W. Steffensen has provided high level transactional and litigation services for his clients. He is committed to providing effective solutions for his clients’ needs.

Mr. Steffensen understands business, not only from forming and representing hundreds of businesses for clients, but also because he has personally created, owned and operated several businesses.  For example, in 2000, Mr. Steffensen formed and operated development and general contracting companies which developed over 2,000 residential lots and build 100 homes.  Mr. Steffensen also holds real estate broker licenses and his brokerage companies had over 100 agents and sold over $100,000,000 in properties. 

Mr. Steffensen has extensive litigation experience and regularly represents his clients in court, including jury trials.  For example, Mr. Steffensen recently won an $881,000 jury verdict for his client in a complex partnership breach of fiduciary duty and fraud case.  Mr. Steffensen further recently has obtained favorable results in non-competition covenant, foreclosure, title, construction defect, estate, guardianship, landlord/tenant, mechanic’s lien, trust deed foreclosure and tax litigation disputes.  Mr. Steffensen also represents clients in bankruptcy and white collar criminal matters.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Contracts: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact info

Law Office of David W. Steffensen, P.C.

4873 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107-4821


WYAuthorized to practice law199605/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, OwnerLaw Office of David W. Steffensen, P.C.1994 - 2015
Attorney, ShareholderSnow Christensen & Martineau1986 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wyoming State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Utah State BarMember1985 - Present
Utah State Bar AssociationPast Chairman, Taxation Section1992 - 1992
Salt Lake Estate Planning CouncilPast Board Member1991 - 1991
Utah State Bar AssociationPast Chairman, Young Lawyers Needs of the Elderly Committee1990 - 1990
Primary Children's Medical Center Planned Gifts CommitteePast Chairman1990 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Merkley v. KnightJury Verdict for $861,000
Dalling v. HarveyWater rights restored
Nail v. Great Basin PropertiesJury Verdict for $134,098
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UniversityTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1986
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of UtahEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982