Justin Pendleton concentrates a significant part of his practice defending hospitals, medical professionals, and long-term care facilities in a variety of litigation and transactional-based actions, including medical malpractice, assault, elder abuse, wrongful death, risk management, and credentialing disputes. He has successfully tried cases before judges and juries throughout Utah and has diligently represented clients toward innovative solutions through mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations. He has dealt with high-exposure cases involving media management and reputation rehabilitation.
Although a vigorous defense is often required, Justin strives to implement preventive solutions for his clients by conducting in-service programs, seminars, and roundtables. He has also spent considerable time seeking solutions for his clients through emerging technologies and providing corresponding services focused on federal and state regulatory law.
While defending against claims of medical negligence constitutes a significant part of Justin’s practice, he is also a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and First Amendment and Religious Organizations practice groups, where he has worked on a wide variety of cases in federal and state courts.
Justin is particularly passionate about ensuring his clients understand the legal process and outlining a clear strategy that results in a successful outcome, whether that is at trial or otherwise. Justin’s clients look to him to provide creative solutions that maximize their goals while anticipating novel tactics.
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Bar Exam Grader, Utah State Bar
Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section
Community / Civic Involvement
Former board member, Federalist Society, Salt Lake Chapter
Board member, Wyoming Winter Range Foundation
Volunteer coach, youth football and baseball teams
Honors & Awards
Mountain States Super Lawyers: Rising Star in Medical Malpractice Defense (2022)
Utah Legal Elite: Healthcare Litigation (2020-22)
News & Events
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, JD, 2012
- S.J. Quinney Scholarship
- Traynor Moot Court - Top Oralist
- President, Federalist Society
- Vice-president, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Brigham Young University, BS, Philosophy, 2008
- BYU President's Academic Scholarship
- Utah, 2012
- U.S. Distric Court, Distrrict of Utah
- U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)