Experience

The rules are different in appellate courts, and a panel of appellate judges is a unique audience. Zimmerman Booher is a unique law firm that focuses on appeals because we understand those rules and work with them to produce the best possible result for our clients. Our attorneys have the specific skills and experience necessary to maximize your chances of success in the appellate court.

Based in Salt Lake City, our attorneys have handled more than 250 appeals. Our emphasis is in the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals, but our attorneys have handled appeals in courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeals, and the Nevada Supreme Court.

Below are just a few examples of oral arguments and briefs that demonstrate our work. Please contact us for additional examples and/or to discuss your case.

 

Representative Cases

  • Gordon v. State (2016)

    Troy L. Booher and Beth E. Kennedy. Utah Supreme Court reverses denial of post-conviction DNA testing of crime scene evidence.

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  • Helf v. Chevron (2015)

    Troy L. Booher and Clemens A. Landau. Utah Supreme Court reverses summary judgment dismissing employee’s tort claim against Chevron based upon an industrial accident and interpreting Utah’s Worker’s Compensation Act.

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  • Robinson v. Taylor (2015)

    Michael D. Zimmerman, Troy L. Booher and Julie J. Nelson. Utah Supreme Court vacates medical malpractice verdict because evidence of prior criminal convention was inadmissible under rules 608 and 609.

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  • State of Utah v. Bird (2015)

    Linda M. Jones arguing to the Utah Supreme Court that the crime of failing to respond to an officer’s signal to stop requires proof of a mens rea element.

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  • Simmons Media Group v. Waykar (2014)

    Troy L. Booher and Beth E. Kennedy. Utah Court of Appeals affirms judgment declaring breach of a option agreement in an outdoor advertising lease and awarding lost profits damages.

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  • Meinhard v. State (2016)

    Troy L. Booher and Beth E. Kennedy. Utah Supreme Court reverses denial of post-conviction DNA testing of crime scene evidence.

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  • In re Abraham Bates (2017)

    Troy L. Booher, Beth E. Kennedy, and Erin B. Hull. Utah Supreme Court affirms lesser attorney sanction imposed by trial court because Office of Professional Conduct failed to meet burden of proof required to impose higher sanction.

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  • Butt v. State (2017)

    Troy L. Booher and Beth E. Kennedy. Utah Supreme Court vacates conviction for dealing materials harmful to minors because the material was protected by the First Amendment.

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  • USA Power v. Pacificorp (2016)

    Michael D. Zimmerman, Troy L. Booher and Clemens A. Landau. Utah Supreme Court affirmed a judgment notwithstanding the verdict on the ground that there was no evidence that the acts of an attorney caused any harm to the former client.

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  • Stichting Mayflower Mountain Fonds v. United Park City Mines (2017)

    Troy L. Booher and Clemens A. Landau. Utah Supreme Court affirmed the entry of summary judgment on a claim that a public road had been established in the Nineteenth Century.

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  • Benda v. Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City (2016)

    Troy L. Booher and Beth E. Kennedy. Utah Supreme Court reverses dismissal of parents’ lawsuit and adopts a cause of action for loss of filial consortium.

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  • State of Utah v. Larrabee (2013)

    Linda M. Jones arguing to the Utah Supreme Court in favor of the admissibility of expert evidence in a criminal case.

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  • State v. Verde (2012)

    Linda M. Jones arguing to the Utah Supreme Court against the admissibility of other acts evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 404(b).

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  • State v. Charles (2011)

    Troy L. Booher convinces court to reverse murder conviction based upon trial counsel’s ineffective assistance.

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  • Egbert v. Nissan Motor Co. (2010)

    Michael D. Zimmerman and Troy L. Booher answering certified question in requiring apportionment of fault in crashworthiness cases and rejecting constitutional challenge to comparative fault statute.

  • State v. Clopten (2009)

    Michael D. Zimmerman and Troy L. Booher convince court to reverse murder conviction on the grounds that trial court should have allowed expert testimony on the reliability of eyewitness identifications.

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