As a member of Parr Brown’s Litigation practice group, Kara Houck has represented a wide range of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in the areas of legal malpractice defense, estate planning disputes and probate litigation, wildfire litigation, intellectual property/trade secret disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreement disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, breach of contract disputes and disputes over ownership and control of businesses. Clients appreciate her ability to effectively and efficiently resolve disputes and her dedication to their cases. She is committed to advocating on behalf of her clients with civility and integrity. Notable representations include defending and successfully reaching an out of court resolution of a multi-million dollar legal malpractice claim; representing hundreds of victims of the 2012 Wood Hollow fire in central Utah, which burned over 45,000 acres of land; representing high tech and manufacturing companies to protect their intellectual property; and obtaining out of court resolutions for both plaintiffs and defendants in highly contentious probate disputes between family members.
Ms. Houck received a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation with a minor in Political Science from The University of Montana, with honors, as a University Scholar, Honors Program, in 1996. After working for the U.S. Forest Service, in 2000 she received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago, magna cum laude. She also served as a judicial clerk for Justice Howard Dana, Jr. at the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Portland, Maine.
Ms. Houck has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in 2008, 2012-2014 and most recently, she has been listed in Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite for business litigation. Ms. Houck also served on the Salt Lake County Bar Association Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008.
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