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General Defense
1218 East 7800 South, Suite 300
Sandy, Utah 84094Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 801-562-5555
Fax: 801-562-5510
E-Mail: lvs@smithglauser.com
www.smithglauser.com
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Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1997

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Property and Casualty
  • Litigation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Automobile
  • Homeowners
  • Construction Defect
  • Professional Liability
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Allied Insurance CompanyAmerican National Property and Casualty Company
American Reliable Insurance CompanyAmica Mutual Insurance Company
Argo Group USAustin Mutual Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyBear River Mutual Insurance Company
FedExThe Hartford
Investors Insurance Company of AmericaMetLife Insurance Company
Mid-Continent Casualty CompanyMidwest Family Mutual Insurance Company
Nationwide InsuranceOwners Insurance Company
Precision Risk Management, Inc.Sompo America Insurance Services LLC
State Farm Fire and Casualty CompanyState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
United Claims Services
Non-Insurance Clients
Dean FoodsKehl Brothers Homes
Meadow Gold
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Personnel Information
Partners
Lowell V. Smith
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1977
  • Utah, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
2009 Utah Defense Lawyers Association "Legacy" Award (Defense Lawyer of the Year); Named Mountain States Super Lawyers, Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine; Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A., 1973
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1977
Born:1949
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Richard K. Glauser
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1984
Additional Biographical Details:
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1981
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1984
Born:1958
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Albert W. Gray
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • California, 1983
  • Utah, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1992
Additional Biographical Details:
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1979
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1982
Language:
  • Spanish
Born:1952
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Michael W. Wright
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1992
  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1986
  • Marquette University Graduate School
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1991
Language:
  • Japanese
Born:1958
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Associates
Jesse A. Frederick
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2013
Additional Biographical Details:
Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Westminster College, B.S. Biology (cum laude), 2002
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2009
Law Review:
Gonzaga Law Review
Born:1979
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Nicholas A. Bender
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2009
  • Utah, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2016
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Communications (cum laude), 2006
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 2009
Language:
  • French
Born:1981
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Kevin S. Gardner
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • California (Inactive), 1988
  • Utah, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2003
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. English, 1982
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Language:
  • Spanish
Born:1956
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Randy L. Robinson
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Oklahoma, 1989
  • Alaska (Inactive), 1991
  • Utah, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1996
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Oklahoma and Alaska Bar Associations
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Education:
  • The University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1976
  • The University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1954
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Joseph T. Martin
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2008
  • Utah, 2011
  • Colorado, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2011
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.S., 2005
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2008
Language:
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Born:1980
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Richard D. Bissell
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Kentucky, 1999
  • Utah, 2004
  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Tenth Circuits
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., 1992
  • University of Kentucky, J.D., 1998
Military:
U.S. Army National Guard, 1986-1992
Born:1968
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Adam D. Wentz
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2009
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., History, 2006
  • The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2009
Law Review:
Articles Editor, University of Utah Law Review, 2008-2009
Born:1980
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Clayton H. Rather
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 2013
  • Hawaii, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2015
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Utah Valley University, B.A. English (Dean's List, Golden Key Honor Society), 2010
  • The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • The University of Utah, M.B.A., 2017
Honors:
CALI Award, Poverty Law
Language:
  • Tagalog
Born:1982
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