PeopleMark O. Morris
Mark O. Morris

Mark O. Morris

PeopleMark O. Morris

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
    • Order of the Barristers
  • Columbia College, Columbia University (B.A., English, 1982)

  • State Bar of Utah
    • Executive Committee  (July 2019-July 2020)
    • Board of Bar Commissioners, 3rd Division (July 2017-July 2020)
    • Construction Section, Chair (2014)
    • Utah State Bar Annual Meeting, Co-Chair (2012)
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    • Utah State Committee Chair (2017-2020)
    • Construction Law and Litigation Section, Vice Chair of Programs and Projects (2011-2015)
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Center for Public Resources (CPR)
    • Regional Panel of Distinguished Neutrals
  • New York Stock Exchange Department of Arbitration
    • Panel of Neutrals
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Brigham Young University Law School Alumni Association, President (1997-1999)
  • Brigham Young University Law School, Advisory Board Member (2005-present)

  • "Under Construction - October 2019: "Coming and Going" Does Not Include the Parking Lot," Author, Appearing in JD Supra (October 2019)
  • "In Utah, It's Obvious What's Open and Obvious," Author, Appearing in JD Supra (July 2019)
  • "Wall Street Journal Notes Growing Clouds Over Restrictive Covenants," Author, Snell & Wilmer Labor and Employment Law Blog (May 2019)
  • "'Brain Damage' in Contract Negotiations Saves Real Damage to Bottom Line," Author, Utah Construction & Design (July 2018)
  • "My Strangest Day In Court: When I Did Nothing And Won," Author, Law360 (June 2017)
  • "What Utah Employers Need to Know About H.B. 251: Post-Employment Restrictions Act," Co-Author, ABA Employment and Labor Relations Committee (March 2016)
  • "The Status of Lien Waivers in Utah Remains Cloudy," Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (January 2015)
  • "Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in the United Arab Emirates," Co-Author, Defense Counsel Journal, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 279-287 (July 2014)
  • "Unintended Third-Party Beneficiaries Created Through Flow Down Clauses in Subcontracts," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Under Construction (December 2013)
  • "Utah Court of Appeals to Lenders Relying Upon Their Own Boilerplate Lien Release Language in Form Draw Requests: Use the Legislature’s Form and Elements," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (October 2012)
  • "Health Care Reform: An Overview of Important Changes to Employee Health Care Benefits," Co-Presenter, Meeting of American Counsel of Engineering Companies, Park City, Utah (September 2010)
  • "The New Normal: Thirteen Realities and Issues that Lenders are Considering, and Borrowers Should Now Consider in Connection With Construction Financing," Co-Presenter, ABA Forum Owners & Lenders Division (Division 12) (August 2010)
  • "Legislative Corralling of Construction Defect Litigation, Home Builder's Right to Cure Statutes," IADC Mid-Year Meeting (February 2008)
  • "Utah Courts Will Likely Enforce Pay-If-Paid/Pay-When-Paid Clauses," Utah Under Construction Newsletter (March 2007)
  • "A Case for National E-Mail Regulation: State UCE Statutes Have Infirmities," Co-Author, Defense Counsel Journal (July 2003)
  • "The Erosion of the Parol Evidence Rule: More Holes in the Dike," Defense Counsel Journal (April 2000)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Employment Law - Individuals, Labor & Employment Litigation, Real Estate Litigation (2009-2020)
    • Salt Lake City Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Litigation (2013)
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Litigation: General Commercial (2017-2019)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – Utah, General Commercial, Labor and Employment, Securities (2016-2018)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2007, 2012-2019)
    • Top 100 (2019)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008)
  • Utah's Legal Elite: Employment and Business Litigation (2013 & prior years), Civil Litigation (2013-2019), Utah Business Magazine

  • University of Utah Hospital Foundation, Board Member (2011-2017)
  • Utah Children, Board Member (1987-1995)

  • Ray, Quinney & Nebeker, Salt Lake City, UT  (1985-1991)

  • Finnish

  • Utah
  • Idaho

  • Supreme Court of Idaho
  • United States District Court, District of Idaho
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit