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Bryan J Pattison

Appeals Attorney at Saint George, UT

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Bryan’s practice concentrates primarily on civil and appellate litigation, employment law, and real estate development.

Litigation. Bryan represents businesses and individuals in a broad spectrum of litigation matters—from commercial contract disputes to land use claims.  His litigation practice primarily consists of defense work, with an emphasis on defending governmental entities in constitutional, civil rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983), employment, personal injury, and land use matters.  To that end, he has extensive experience with issues involving Utah’s Governmental Immunity Act, as well as state and federal constitutional matters.  Although he works out of the firm’s St. George office, Bryan regularly handles cases throughout the State of Utah.

Appellate.  Bryan has briefed and argued numerous cases before Utah’s appellate courts.  He is frequently retained to handle the appeal in cases handled at the trial level by other attorneys, both in and outside the firm.  He has served on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure since 2003.  Additionally, he has both written and presented on the topic of persuasive legal writing and appellate advocacy.  Before entering private practice, Bryan was a judicial clerk at the Utah Court of Appeals.  He maintains an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating in the areas of Litigation and Appellate Practice.

Employment Law.  Bryan’s employment law practice is primarily devoted to representing public and private employers.  His representation includes drafting policies, procedures, and employee handbooks; risk management; defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and similar claims; wage and hour issues; and assistance on internal investigations.  He has twice been named as a “Rising Star” in the area of employment law by theMountain States Super Lawyers’ magazine.

Real Estate and Land Use.  Bryan has significant experience handling land use and zoning issues for both governmental and private interests.  He also represents developers in all stages of the development process with a particular emphasis on the creation and establishment of planned communities.  His projects have ranged from small residential condominiums to large master planned golf course communities.

Licensed for 22 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/08/2022

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Durham Jones & Pinegar, PC
192 E 200 N Ste 300
Saint George, UT, 84770-2879

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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Durham Jones & Pinegar
  • 2003 - Present
  • Judicial Clerk
  • The Honorable Judith M. Billings, Utah Court of Appeals
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Westminster College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • Ethics & Discipline Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • 2003 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Utah State Bar
  • Spring Convention Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2005
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Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2015

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Saint George Appeals Lawyer Bryan J Pattison
Bryan J Pattison
Appeals Attorney
Saint George, UT
Licensed for 22 years