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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: rkg@smithglauser.com
www.smithglauser.com
Practice Areas
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 Reliable Insurance Company
Amica Mutual Insurance CompanyAustin Mutual Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyBear River Mutual Insurance Company
FedExThe Hartford
Investors Insurance Company of AmericaMetLife Insurance Company
Mid-Continent Casualty CompanyNationwide Insurance
Owners Insurance CompanyPrecision Risk Management, Inc.
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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Eric K. Davenport
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Utah, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1990
Additional Biographical Details:
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar (Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1996-1998)
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Utah, B.U.S. (cum laude, with honors), 1987
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 1990
Language:
  • Spanish
Born:1960
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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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Camille J. Jarvis
Sandy, UT
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2011
  • Utah, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2011
Memberships:
  • Utah State Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Utah Valley State College, B.S. (Dean's List), 2008
  • New England School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2011
Born:1978
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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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