Jeffery D. Stevens
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Direct: 801.257.7951
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EDUCATION
  • J.D. University of Utah, Order of the Coif, Utah Law Review
  • B.A. University of Colorado
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Utah State Bar (Construction and Litigation Sections)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • AGC, Association of General Contractors

Jeffrey Stevens has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts, private arbitrations and mediations.  As a trial lawyer, Mr. Stevens handles a variety of commercial disputes, and has significant experience and expertise in the construction industry.

Mr. Stevens represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors and suppliers in Utah and the Intermountain West. On behalf of his client he has prosecuted and defended against the entire range of construction related claims, including breach of contract, mechanic’s lien, construction defects, design defects, delay, disruption, unforeseen conditions, termination, application of the plans and specifications, warranty, indemnity, safety, industrial accidents, payment and performance bonds, kickbacks, and insurance coverage.

Mr. Stevens has represented clients involved in some of the most notable construction projects in the Intermountain West, including the Grand America Hotel, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Ritz -Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Four Seasons Jackson Hotel, Rice Eccles Stadium, The Gateway, Fashion Place Mall, Four Seasons Vail, as well as corrections facilities, government administration buildings, commercial office towers, oil and gas refineries, private residences, secondary schools, public relations facilities, sports training facilities, industrial production and distribution facilities, and apartment complexes.

Mr. Stevens has tried and arbitrated many complex construction cases lasting from a week to four months in length. The results that he has achieved on behalf of his clients total more than $150,000,000. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Stevens worked extensively in the construction industry, and he has first-hand experience with most construction trades, other than the electrical and mechanical trades. Mr. Stevens understands the construction process and uses his experience to focus on the key issues and identify practical solutions to complex construction disputes.

In addition to construction, Mr. Stevens has significant experience with cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act regarding physical access to public places and multi-family residences.

Part of Mr. Stevens’ regular practice includes evaluating and pursuing insurance coverage for clients that have incurred damage or for those that are being sued for damage caused to others. Mr. Stevens has been retained by insurance companies to defend cases and has working knowledge of the operations of insurance companies and the requirements to obtain coverage benefits. 

Mr. Stevens has been continually listed Mountain States Super Lawyers for construction litigation, and the Utah Business magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite.

Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, NBI June 2016
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defects More Likely to be Accidents for Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Law Section, Utah Bar Summer Convention, July 17, 2014
  • Utah Construction & Design, July 14, 2014
  • Contractor, Architect, Engineer Professional Education, July 2014
  • Contractor, Architect, Engineer Professional Education, July 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education, June 2014
  • Engineering News Record, February 17, 2014
  • Construction Defects More Likely to be Accidents for Insurance Coverage
    Utah Construction & Design, November 2013
  • Construction Law Section, Utah Bar Summer Convention, July 17, 2014
  • Business & Legal Reports (HR e-lert), March 3, 2003
  • Carlson Report, May 2003
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Publications & Speaking Engagements:
  • Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know, NBI June 2016
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defect Litigation Seminar, April 2015
  • Construction Defects More Likely to be Accidents for Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Law Section, Utah Bar Summer Convention, July 17, 2014
  • Utah Construction & Design, July 14, 2014
  • Contractor, Architect, Engineer Professional Education, July 2014
  • Contractor, Architect, Engineer Professional Education, July 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education, June 2014
  • Engineering News Record, February 17, 2014
  • Construction Defects More Likely to be Accidents for Insurance Coverage
    Utah Construction & Design, November 2013
  • Construction Law Section, Utah Bar Summer Convention, July 17, 2014
  • Business & Legal Reports (HR e-lert), March 3, 2003
  • Carlson Report, May 2003

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