Smith D. Monson
Admitted to bar: Utah State Bar; United States District Court, District of Utah; Wyoming State Bar
Education: University of Utah, 2006 (B.A.); Georgetown University, 2009 (M.A. - Latin American Studies- Honors: Scholae Studiorum Superiorum); University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2014 (J.D. - Honors and Awards: High Honors; Top 20%; William H. Leary Scholar; Clyde Fellowship; Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing (finalist); Schmid Legal Writing Award; Member: Utah Law Review; WVU National Energy Moot Court Team).
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Defense; Professional Malpractice Defense; Construction Defense; Products Liability; Trucking Liability; Premises Liability; Personal Injury Litigation; Insurance Coverage; ADA Litigation.
Professional Memberships: Utah State Bar; Wyoming State Bar; Salt Lake County Bar; American Bar Association; Utah Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute
Board Memberships: Young Lawyers Division, Utah State Bar; Young Alumni Association, University of Utah; Children’s Synergistic Learning Collaborative (Utah 501(c)(3))
Reported Decisions and Notable Motion Practice:
Gables at Sterling Village Homeowners Association v. Castlewood-Sterling Village I, LLC, et al., 2018 UT 2004 (successfully defended an appeal and trial court decision on directed verdict in defense of multimillion-dollar claim).
Roush v. Kimball Condominium Owners Association, (successfully excluded a key expert witness on Rimmasch (Daubert) motion/hearing in a multimillion-dollar carbon monoxide injury claim)
Tueller et al. v. The Maples at Brookeside, et al., (successful on motion for summary judgment in multimillion-dollar traumatic brain injury claim of minor).
Smith Monson, Treating the Blue Rash: Win-Win Solutions and Improving the Land Exchange Process, 2015 Utah L. Rev. 241.
Response to genetic manipulations of liver angiotensinogen in the physiological range, J Hum Genet. 2008; 53(9):775-88 (secondary author).
Expression of angiotensinogen in proximal tubule as a function of glomerular filtration rate, Kidney Int. 2004 Jun. 65(6):2153-60 (secondary author).
Email: Smith D. Monson
Mr. Monson joined Kipp & Christian in 2015 and has proven to be an excellent advocate for his clients, obtaining favorable results and producing superior legal briefing and arguments. During law school, he interned in the chambers of United States District Judge David Nuffer, with Judge Royal Hansen of Utah’s Third District Court, and was a member of the Utah Law Review and Energy Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Monson adores his beautiful wife and is the proud father of three incredible children.