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Greg Soderberg

Greg Soderberg

Partner

UT – Salt Lake City
T: 801.797.1914 | F: 801.384.0554

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Greg’s practice encompasses many areas of defense litigation including medical and dental negligence, licensing and regulatory discipline, premises and construction liability, auto liability and employment-related matters. He represents insurance company clients including medical and dental care providers, property owners and commercial tenants, general contractors and subcontractors. Greg handles all aspects of cases from inception including motions, discovery, mediation, arbitration, trials and appeals.

Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo LLP, he represented state employees and state agencies as a Utah assistant attorney general and also served as an administrative law judge for the Utah Commerce and Insurance Departments.

Practices

Representative Experience | Civil Liability

  • Steadman v. McManus, Id. Verd. Stlmnt. Rpts. 26, 2020 WL 1228405
    • Obtained unanimous defense verdict for two family practice physicians and their practice in wrongful death case arising from the death of a 45 year old female wherein Plaintiffs claimed that the defendant physicians were negligent in caring for a female patient who was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath, pneumonia and anemia. Plaintiff suffered cardiac arrest on second day in hospital, that subsequently resulted in anoxic brain injury. After a ten day trial, the jury found no breach of the standard of care. Favor of the defendants.
  • American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation, Inc. v. O’Bannon, No. 2:08-CV-875, 2017 WL 4539321, at *1 (D. Utah Oct. 10, 2017)
    • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a state’s Division of Consumer Protection, a division of the their Commerce Department, in a civil rights case involving allegations that the State’s legislature exceeded its legislative jurisdiction in requiring out-of-state charitable organizations to register with and obtain a permit from the State before soliciting from residents resulting in favorable outcome for our client
  • Cinema Pub, L.L.C. v. Petilos, No. 2:16-CV-00318-DN, 2017 WL 1066628 (D. Utah Mar. 21, 2017)
    • Successfully moved to exclude Plaintiff’s experts’ opinions, reports, and supplemental reports, and successfully defended the State’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, a governmental entity, against Plaintiff’s motion to exclude
  • Miller v. Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, No. 2:12-cv-420, 2015 WL 13134474 (D. Utah Feb. 13, 2015)
    • Obtained summary judgement in defense of our client, a Department of Natural Resources, a governmental entity, in civil rights/commercial litigation case involving mining property regarding reclamation of mining property in the Northern part of the state, resulting in favorable outcome for our client
  • Jones v. Norton, 3 F. Supp. 3d 1170 (D. Utah 2014), aff’d, 809 F.3d 564 (10th Cir. 2015)
    • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client, the State’s Highway Patrol, in wrongful death/civil rights case related to officer-involved shooting on an Indian Reservation wherein Plaintiff was involved in a high speed chase in and out of Indian country

Representative Experience | Medical Malpractice

  • Obtained unanimous defense verdict for two family practice physicians and their practice in wrongful death case arising from the death of a 45 year old female wherein Plaintiffs claimed that the defendant physicians were negligent in caring for a female patient who was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath, pneumonia and anemia. Plaintiff suffered cardiac arrest on second day in hospital, that subsequently resulted in anoxic brain injury. After a ten day trial, the jury found no breach of the standard of care. (favor of the defendants)
  • Defense of two bariatric surgeons and their medical practice group in medical malpractice wrongful death claim arising from the death of a 64 year old female. wherein Plaintiffs alleged that an exploratory laparoscopy and hiatal hernia repair were negligently performed and that the patient died as a result of a gastrointestinal perforation and from the improper handling of the withdrawal of care. After an 11 day trial, the jury found that one of our defended surgeons had no breach of the standard of care but awarded a verdict against our other defendant surgeon, that was less than half the award against the codefendant represented by another firm. (no cause, one defendant/plaintiff verdict)