David H. Epperson (Salt Lake City, Utah)
David H. Epperson (Salt Lake City, Utah)

David H. Epperson

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Licensed for 42 years

Serving Salt Lake City, UT (view address)

David H. Epperson

Serving Salt Lake City, UT (view address)

About David H. Epperson

Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Court System's Committee on Improving Jury Service, 1997-1999.
Epperson & Owens, Attorneys at Law

Areas of Law

  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense

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Credentials

Position

Senior Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1977, Utah
1977, U.S. District Court, District of Utah
1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended
University of Utah

Class of 1977
J.D.

University Attended

University of Utah
Class of 1973
B.S.
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1950
Salt Lake City, Utah, 1950

Associations & Memberships
Salt Lake County and American Bar Associations
Utah State Bar
Defense Research Institute (President, Utah Chapter, 1985-1986)
American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Utah Chapter, 1996-1998).

David H. Epperson has served as President and Senior Partner of the firm since 1986 and has more than 34 years of experience as a trial lawyer in Medical Malpractice defense, health care law, and product liability defense. His employment with the historic firm founded by his great grandfather has spanned the era of the malpractice insurance crisis of 1976 and resultant tort reform to the present. His trial practice and appellate cases have significantly defined health care law in Utah.

While serving as President of the Utah Defense Lawyer Association in 1985-1986, joint and several liability was abolished by statute. He served as President of the Utah Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (1996-1998) and his jury trial success record can be matched by few, if any, Utah malpractice lawyers. He was selected by the Administrative Office of the Courts to represent the defense bar on the Committee to Improve Jury Service. A frequent lecturer, he recently addressed the annual meetings of the Utah Orthopedic Association and Utah Association of Ambulatory Care Centers. His educational video "Malpractice Suits, Prevention or Coping With One" with Dr. Gordon J. Christensen for Practical Clinical Courses has remained in wide use for a decade by Dentists and Oral Surgeons nationwide.

Dave was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 6, 1950. He obtained his education from the University of Utah (B.S., magna cum laude, 1973) in Biology and Sociology, including an animal surgery course. He worked over two thousand hours at Primary Childrens Hospital. He received his J.D. in 1977. He is admitted to practice before all Utah State Courts (1977), the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (1977), the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (1977), and the U.S. Supreme Court (1980). Together with his wife, Diane, a Registered Nurse, they have raised four children, including David C. Epperson, who continues the family tradition of law with the firm. His idea of a good time is ranching and seeing the high country from the back of a horse, or skiing down one of Utah's premier resort slopes.



Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
David H. Epperson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Utah and United States Supreme Court.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, David H. Epperson has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Epperson & Owens, Attorneys at Law has 5 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
David H. Epperson attended University of Utah.
Is this attorney listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers?
David H. Epperson is listed in the Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice section of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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