Kent B. Scott

Kent B. Scott: Attorney with Babcock Scott & Babcock, P.C.
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  • 370 East South Temple, 4th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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As a trial attorney, 35 years' experience, primarily engaged in the prevention and resolution of commercial and construction project disputes. Represents surety bond companies, owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Recipient of Utah State Bar Assn. Distinguished Service Award (2002). Named by SuperLawyers as one of the Top Ten Attorneys in the Intermountain Area (2012). Authored several publications and articles including: - "Questions Clients Have about Whether (and How) to Mediate and How Counsel Should Answer Them," DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL, May/July 2008; - "Maneuvering Through Mediation," UTAH STATE BAR JOURNAL, September/October 2005; - "The Construction Attorney's Toolbox - Building Solutions," UTAH STATE BAR JOURNAL, vol. 17, no. 9; - "Utah's Revised Uniform Arbitration Act, A Makeover for the Face of Arbitration," UTAH STATE BAR JOURNAL, vol. 16, no. 9; Regular contributor of articles for various trade association journals. Speaker at several programs for the American Bar Association, Utah Bar Association, Association of General Contractors of America, American Builders and Contractors of America. Testified before various legislative committees on proposed construction related legislation, the Revised Utah Uniform Arbitration Act and the Utah Uniform Mediation Act. Member: American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; Large Complex Construction Case Panel; U.S. District Court (UT) Panel; Utah Dispute Resolution Mediation Panel.

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Construction
  • Surety
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction and Design Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801-531-7000  Phone
801-531-7060  Fax
University Attended:
University of Utah, B.S., magna cum laude, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, Utah and U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Utah; U.S . Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Utah State Bar (Dispute Resolution Section, Founding Member and Past Chair; Litigation Section; Past Chair; Construction Law Section, Founding Member and Past Chair; Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Past Chair); American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Torts and Insurance Practice; Dispute Resolution; Member: Forum Committee on the Construction Industry); Federal Bar Association. Member: Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Jury Instructions and Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism. Utah Council on Conflict Resolution (Board Member, 2002-2008); Federal Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 13, 1948
Reported Cases:
Management Services Corp. v. Development Associates 617 P 2d 406; Meadow Valley Contractors v. State of Utah Dept. of Transportation 266 P.3d 671.
Tried over 150 construction law cases (18 jury); Conducted over 175 construction arbitrations and 450 construction mediations (including panel chair) since 1987; Participated in over 350 construction law mediations and arbitrations as an advocate.
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