Justin Matkin is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group with an emphasis on eminent domain litigation and real estate related matters. He has represented clients in more than 200 eminent domain matters including litigation seeking to condemn property for high voltage electrical transmission lines, highway and road expansions, utilities, railroad and light rail, dam and water treatment facilities, sewer, oil, gas, and water pipelines, airport expansions, avigation easements, billboards, and telecommunication facilities among others. While many of his clients are landowners who are subject to having their property rights condemned, Mr. Matkin also represents condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings.
In 2010, Mr. Matkin served on Eminent Domain Subcommittee to rewrite the Model Utah Jury Instructions. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation 2016, and 2017 editions. Mr. Matkin has also been continually recognized for his expertise in the area of eminent domain law by Mountain States Super Lawyers, and Utah Business magazine’s Utah’s Legal Elite (2005-2015) in real estate, (2016) in business litigation.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Matkin was lead counsel for right-of-way acquisition for a new petroleum products pipeline constructed from Salt Lake City, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Matkin also represents clients in general commercial litigation and contract disputes and in many real estate related matters, including easement and access issues, real estate purchase contracts, development agreements, zoning and land use, and water rights.
Khalsa v. Ward, 101 P. 3d 843 (Utah Ct. App 2004);
CCD, L.C. v. Millsap, 116 P.3d 366 (Utah 2005);
D’Elia v. Rice Development, Inc., 147 P. 3d 515 (Utah Ct. App. 2006);
Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. AMSCO Windows, 921 F.Supp.2d 1226 (2013);
2014 WL 6679589 (10th Cir. Nov. 26, 2014);
Utah Department of Transportation v. Carlson, 332 P.3d 900 (Utah 2014).
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