Justin Pendleton concentrates 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, credentialing, and employment disputes. He has successfully tried cases before judges and juries throughout Utah, and has diligently represented clients towards 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 prevention solutions for his clients by conducting in-service programs, seminars, and roundtables. The goal of those services through the firm’s industry-leading advisory group, HPS Advise, is to enable practitioners to improve operations and ultimately improve patient care.
Although medical negligence constitutes a significant part of Justin’s practice, he has also successfully defended clients in catastrophic injury and product liability cases involving automobiles, aircraft, mining, and construction.
Justin is particularly passionate about ensuring his clients understand the litigation 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.
During law school, Justin earned honors in litigation-based courses, including complex civil litigation, pre-trial practice, trial advocacy, and appellate practice. Justin was a member of the Moot Court team and ranked as one of the Top Five Oralists and Top Ten Writers in the 2011 Traynor Moot Court competition, as well as a top oralist in trial advocacy.
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D. (2012)
Brigham Young University, B.A. Philosophy (2008)
Utah Supreme Court (2012)
U.S. District Court, District of Utah (2012)
Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
Utah Bar Exam, Grader