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136 East South Temple, Suite 1700
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 801-363-7611
Fax: 801-531-9747
www.pckutah.com
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Established: 1895

Practice Areas
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fire
  • Insurance Defense
  • Life Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Surety
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Plant, Christensen & Kanell, P.C. is primarily a litigation firm serving the insurance industry and other businesses, concentrating in the preparation and defense of civil lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Utah. The firm is continuing its second century of service, having been founded in 1895, and maintains a time-honored commitment to excellence and integrity in providing legal services.

The firm is dedicated to providing the best possible legal services for its clients, and to maintaining its tradition of enduring and rewarding relationships with clients. Our method of client service puts our collective experience, research and knowledge to work for our clients, providing insightful and cost-effective solutions to their legal concerns.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American Family Insurance CompanyBerkley Design Professional Underwriters
Century Insurance Company, Ltd.CNA Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompanyFirst Mercury Insurance Company
Freedom National Insurance CompanyGreat West Casualty Company
Hanover Insurance CompanyHartford Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyMeadowbrook Insurance Company
National General Insurance CompanyNorthland Insurance
Safeco InsuranceSentry Insurance Company
State Auto Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
United Heritage Property & Casualty CompanyUnited Insurance Group
Western Surety CompanyXL Catlin
Zurich Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
BMC West Building SupplyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Shareholders
Scott W. Christensen — (Retired)

Terry M. Plant
Salt Lake City, UT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Tort
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Utah, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1981
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A., 1978
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1981
Born:1953
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Theodore E. Kanell
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:38
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Utah, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Memberships:
  • American and Salt Lake County Bar Associations
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1978
Born:1951
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John N. Braithwaite
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:31
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Architects and Engineers
Admitted
  • Utah, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1985
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1982
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1985
Born:1957
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John H. Romney
Salt Lake City, UT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Utah, 2001
  • Wyoming, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 2016
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar; Wyoming State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A., 1998
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 1998
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D. (cum laude), 2001
Language:
  • German
Born:1972
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Stewart B. Harman
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:10
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Homeowners
  • Municipal Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Utah, 2006
  • Idaho, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2016
Memberships:
  • Utah and Idaho State Bars
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 2001
  • Appalachian School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2006
Language:
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
Born:1974
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Associates
Jeremy M. Seeley
Salt Lake City, UT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2011
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (cum laude), 2003
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2009
Language:
  • German
Born:1979
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Daniel E. Young
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:6
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Premises Liability
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Transportation
  • Slip and Fall
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A. (with honors, magna cum laude), 2006
  • The University of Utah, J.D. (with honors), 2009
Language:
  • Japanese
Born:1981
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Joel D. Taylor
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:6
Practice Areas
  • Accident
  • Insurance Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Criminal Law
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Slip and Fall
  • Surety Bonds
  • Trucking Litigation
Admitted
  • Utah, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S. (Dean's List), 2007
  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2010
Born:1981
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Kirsten S. Griswold
Salt Lake City, UT
Years of Experience:6
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Claims
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Defense
  • Construction Defect
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Appellate Practice
  • Slip and Fall
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Nevada, 2008
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2009
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • State Bar of Nevada
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S. (Dean's List), 2004
  • The University of Utah, J.D. (with honors), 2008
Born:1983
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Matthew D. Church
Salt Lake City, UT
Practice Areas
  • General Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Homeowners
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Utah, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Utah
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
Education:
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, The University of Utah, J.D., 2015
Born:1987
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Additional Links
Utah Insurance Law Digest
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(Revisors of the Utah Insurance Law Digest for this Publication)