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A Professional Corporation
10 West 100 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 801-983-9800
Fax: 801-983-9808
E-Mail: sowens@eolawoffice.com
www.eolawoffice.com
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About Us
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1895

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Aviation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Licensing
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About Us
Serving all of Utah, the law firm of Epperson & Owens traces its roots to the firm of Stewart & Stewart, founded on June 1, 1895, by Samuel W. Stewart and Charles B. Stewart. The firm practices from Stewart & Stewart's original law offices built in 1893 as Utah's first "skyscraper" and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The firm represents many of the largest insurance carriers and their clients doing business within the State of Utah, and provides litigation experience in a wide range of areas including health care malpractice and professional licensing.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE USAAIG Healthcare
American Continental Insurance CompanyBerkley Select
Chubb GroupCNA Insurance Company
Colony Insurance GroupThe Doctors Company
Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance CompanyFarmers Insurance Group
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompaniesFirst Professionals Insurance Company
Gateway Insurance CompanyIntercare Insurance Services, Inc.
Lexington Insurance CompanyThe Medical Protective Company
Medicus Insurance CompanyMutual Insurance Company of Arizona
NCMIC Insurance CompanyNevada Mutual Insurance Company
Norcal Mutual Insurance CompanyOMS National Insurance Company
PHICO Insurance CompanyPhiladelphia Insurance Company
Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)Preferred Physicians Medical Risk Retention Group, Inc.
Premier Claims Management, LLCSafeco Insurance
Scottsdale Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
Uni-Ter GroupU.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc.
Zurich U.S.
Non-Insurance Clients
ARUPCaronia Corporation
Central Valley Medical CenterCoram Healthcare
CRC Health Group Inc.Gunnison Valley Hospital
HCR Manor Care, Inc.HealthSouth Corporation
HealthSouth Rehabilitation HospitalHorizon West HealthCare, Inc.
Mentor CorporationMercer Transportation, Inc.
Payless ShoeSourcePromise Hospital of Salt Lake
Salt Lake Orthopaedic ClinicSan Juan County Hospital
Senior Management Concepts, LLCShand Morahan & Company, Inc.
Surgical Care Affiliates, LLCUintah Basin Medical Center
Western Litigation, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Shareholders
David H. Epperson
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
Memberships:
  • American and Salt Lake County Bar Associations
  • Utah State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute (President, 1985-1986, Utah)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (President, Utah, 1996, 1997)
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 1973
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1977
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Stephen W. Owens
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar (Elected President, 2010)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A. (cum laude), 1991
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1994
Honors:
Phi Beta Kappa
Language:
  • French
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David C. Epperson
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2004
  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2004
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 2001
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 2004
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Associates
Scott H. Epperson
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2013
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 2009
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2013
Fraternity Information:
Phi Kappa Phi
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James T. Egan
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2016
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A./B.A. (with honors), 2011
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2014
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi
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Of Counsel
J. Kevin Murphy
Salt Lake City, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1994
Education:
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1974
  • University of Wyoming, B.S.N., 1980
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1990
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