Carol Clawson

Carol ClawsonAreas of Practice

Employment Law


Carol Clawson is “Of Counsel” to the firm and practices in the area of employment law, commercial litigation and appeals.  Ms. Clawson is also involved in alternative dispute resolution and offers both mediation and arbitration services. Ms. Clawson was the Solicitor General of the State of Utah (1992-99), responsible for the state’s civil and criminal appeals in the state and federal courts. She personally handled many significant appeals during her six-year tenure, covering a broad range of legal issues. Ms. Clawson is AV-rated by the independent legal information agency Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest professional excellence, expertise and integrity.


  • University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1986)
    • Order of the Coif — top 10% of graduating class
    • Editor-In-Chief, Utah Law Review, 1985-86
    • William H. Leary Scholar
  • Stanford University, Masters Degree — 1978
  • Stanford University, Bachelors Degree (History) — 1974

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Utah

Selected Professional Activities

  • Utah State Bar
    • Member, Utah Legal Services Board of Directors- 1996-2004
    • Member, And Justice for All Board of Trustees, 1998-2004
  • Trustee, And Justice for All Board of Trustees — 1998-2004
  • Trustee, Community Legal Center — 1998-2005
  • Employment Lawyer of the Year –2004
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitration and Mediation Panel
  • Salt Lake City Independent Review Commission
  • Salt Lake County Career Services Board
  • Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Co-Chair, Utah State Bar Fall Forum (2003)
  • Member, Utah State Court Committee on Improving Jury Service — 1997-2001
  • Member, Utah State Bar Lawyer Ethics Screening Panel — 1996-1999
  • Chair, Judicial Conduct Commission Task Force on Confidentiality — 1996
  • Member, Executive Committee, Salt Lake County Bar –1995-1996
  • Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah –1991-1993
  • Law Clerk, Chief Justice Bruce Jenkins, United States District Court for the District of Utah (1986-1987)

Selected Reported Cases

  • Merrell v. ICEE-USA Corp., 242 F.3d 389 (10th Cir. 2000)
  • Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. State of Utah, 114 F.3d 1513 (10th Cir. 1997)
  • Jane L. v. Bangerter, 102 F.3d 1112 (1996)
  • Seamons v. Snow, 84 F.3d 1226 (10th Cir. 1996)
  • Macris v. Sculptured Software, Inc., 24 P.3d 984 (Utah 2001)
  • Kelly v. Salt Lake City Civil Service Comm’n, 8 P.3d 1048 (Ut App. 2000)
  • Day v. State, 980 P.2d 1171 (Utah 1999)
  • State ex rel. A.R. v. C.R., 982 P.2d 73 (Utah 1999)
  • State v. Gardner, 947 P.2d 630 (Utah 1997)
  • V-1 Oil Co. v. Dept. of Environmental Quality, 939 P.2d 1192 (Utah 1997)
  • State v. South, 924 P.2d 354 (Utah 1996)
  • Ross v. Schackel, 920 P.2d 1159 (Utah 1996)
  • Nelson v. Salt Lake City, 919 P.2d 568 (Utah 1996)
  • DeBaritault v. Salt Lake City. Corp., 913 P.2d 743 (Utah 1996)
  • State v. Mohi, 901 P.2d 991 (Utah 1995)
  • State v. Payne, 892 P.2d 1032 (Utah 1995)
  • State v. Lowder, 889 P.2d 412 (Utah 1995)
  • State v. Carter, 888 P.2d 629 (Utah 1995)
  • Malcolm v. State, 878 P.2d 1144 (Utah 1994)
  • Day v. State, 882 P.2d 1150 (Utah App. 1994)
  • Colman v. Utah State Land Bd., 795 P.2d 622 (Utah 1990)
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