Justin P. Matkin


Direct: 801-257-7979
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  • 2000, J.D., University of Utah, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Utah Law Review

  • 1997, B.A. Political Science, Brigham Young University

  • 2000Utah

  • Utah State Bar

Justin P. Matkin


Direct: 801-257-7979

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 2016-2021 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 (2005-2018, 2020, 2021) in real estate and 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.

In The News:
Trial Court Affirms $15 Million Judgment Against UDOT In Eminent Domain Case, June 2016
Appeals Court Upholds $15 Million Judgement Against UDOT in Eminent Domain Case 2018

Reported Cases:
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);
Enervest, Ltd., v. Utah State Engineer and Michael Carlson, 2018 UT 55 (Utah Supreme Ct.);
UDOT v. LEJ Investments, LLC, 2018 Utah App 213 (Utah Ct. Appeals).
Cardiff Wales LLC v. Washington County School District, 2021 Utah App 035 (Utah Ct. Appeals).
Kodiak America LLC and Luczak v. Summit County, 2021 Utah App 217 (Utah Ct. Appeals).

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Parr Brown is consistently recognized by peers and clients for its sophisticated legal work.

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