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BURT & PAYNE, P.C.
Licensed in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming
Combined 46 years litigation and trial experience.
Complex commercial litigation from investigation, discovery, trial and appeal.
From residential construction disputes to the largest commercial projects.
All sectors of transportation, including semi tractors and trailers, limousine and cab services.
Brain injury, dismemberment, quad/paraplegia defense.
INSURANCE BAD FAITH
Defending insurers against claims of bad faith.
For more than 46 combined years, Bruce Burt and Cliff Payne have dedicated themselves to their profession. Utilizing the most advanced legal technology, software and hardware, this firm
excels in creative problem solving in the most difficult and emotional circumstances. Our goal is to leverage
these technological advances -- in a paperless work environment -- to defend our clients in every case.
Since 2007 Mr. Burt and Mr. Payne have maintained a regional practice servicing insurance customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. This regional experience gives the firm wide ranging relationships with experts, counsel, mediators and Judges. We've appeared in state and federal courts in these states and have enjoyed success at
all levels of the litigation process.
This firm is dedicated to diversity with a passion to look beyond traditional thought paradigms to create solutions
to challenging legal battles. We've assembled teams of experts to provide specialized knowledge and training
to defend our clients' positions. This is not an easy business. Lawsuits bring stress to all those involved, but Burt & Payne, P.C have the experience, integrity and strength to take on any case at any time.
Mr. Burt and Mr. Payne are uniquely qualified to handle all of our insurance customer needs. Mr. Burt and Mr. Payne are former Shareholders in several prestigious insurance defense firms. Uniquely, they also have 14 years combined experience working directly for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company in its former Salt Lake "staff counsel" operation.
EXPERIENCE | INTEGRITY | STRENGTH
Bruce Burt obtained a defense verdict in an 8 day jury trial in a mulit-party, construction site severe injury case. (2018)
Bruce Burt tried a case in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in a mulit-party commercial slip and fall case resulting in a severe femur fracture (2018).
Bruce Burt argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court in a premises liability dispute (2017)
Bruce Burt obtained a defense verdict from a St. George, Utah jury in a slip-and-fall case in a local McDonald's Restaurant (2017)
Bruce Burt tried a trucking accident case to verdict resulting in a verdict less than the pre-trial demand (2014)
Cliff Payne obtained a defense verdict from a Davis County Jury in a trip and fall case in a local Tunex Store (2017)
Cliff Payne tried a severe, traumatic brain injury case involving an 8 year old patient
Mr. Payne represented a framing contractor in two month long, construction defect jury trial.
Cliff Payne recently settled a wrongful death case in Twin Falls, Idaho involving the murder of a patron from our client's restaurant (2017)
Bruce Burt obtained a favorable defense verdict from a Salt Lake City jury after a two week trial. The case involved a carbon monoxide poisoning /TBI (traumatic brain injury). (2016)