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Since the founding of Hobbs & Olson, L.C. in 1999, most of my practice has been focused in the area of real  property law, particularly in connection with community associations.  I have also been involved in many construction defect matters, including three cases which have resulted in settlements and/or verdicts in excess of a million dollars each.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
    29 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    29 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    29 years
  4. Construction: 5%
    29 years
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 5%
    29 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour)

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466 East 500 South #300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-3350


IDAuthorized to practice law200608/12/2016
WYAuthorized to practice law200608/28/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Labor and EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyers Corporate CounselSuper Lawyers2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Mountain States Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2008
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business2008
Mountain States Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business2007
Mountain States Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2007
Award of Excellence in Chapter DevelopmentCommunity Associations InstituteN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberHobbs & Olson, L.C.1999 - Present
PartnerWinder & Haslam, P.C.1985 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Foundation for Community Association ResearchPresident2009 - Present
College of Community Association LawyersMember2004 - Present
Utah Chapter, Community Associations InstituteFounder and President2002 - 2005
Utah State Bar, Labor & Employment SectionChair2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Davencourt v. DavencourtAdoption of Implied Warranty of Habitability
Hermansen v. TasulisReversed lower court
McLaughlin v. SchenkModified Duties in Closely Held Corporations
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Publication nameTitleDate
Common Ground MagazinePlaying With FIre2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of UtahEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah Condominium and Community Association Law UpdateUtah Condominium and HOA Law2011
PMDP M205 -- Lebanon, NHRisk Management2011
PMDP 202 -- Phoenix, AZCommunications in Community Associations2011
PMDP 100 -- Chicago, ILEssentials of Community Association Management2011
CCAL 32nd Annual Community Association Law ConferenceMediating Multi-Party HOA Disputes with Difficult Personalities2011
Amending CC & Rs and BylawsAmending CC & Rs and Bylaws2011
Amending CC & Rs and BylawsAmending CC & Rs and Bylaws2010
Utah State Bar Annual ConventionUtah Condominium Law -- the Past, Present and Future2009
CCAL 30th Annual Community Association Law ConferenceThe Environmental Debate and Community Associations2009
CCAL 29th Annual Law Community Association Law ConferenceStrategic Considerations for Seeking Amicus Filings2008
CAI's 57th National Conference and ExpositionCommunity Association Governance2008
The Essentials of Community Association ManagementThe Essentials of Community Association Management2005
CCAL 26th Annual Community Association Law ConferenceDesigning Successful Design Guidelines2005
CAI's 54th National Conference and ExpositionDesigning a Dispute Resolution Policy for Your Association2005
Utah State Bar Annual ConventionYou Be The Judge: Can an Employer Ban Guns from the Workplace?2002
Utah State Bar Annual ConventionSecurity in the Workplace and Beyond2002
Utah State Bar Annual ConventionCommunity Association Law: What You Don't Know Might Hurt You2002
Utah State Bar Midyear MeetingCovenants Not to Compete: A Litigation Perspective2000