Design Professional Liability

Design professional liability defense has been a part of Plant, Christensen & Kanell’s practice for many years, and has become a significant part of its practice during the last 15 years.  The firm currently handles design professional claims for 5 different design professional liability carriers.  The firm defends many architects, engineers, and surveyors, and also counsels design professionals on risk management and contracts. 

The firm’s experience in design professional liability cases includes many notable projects in the state of Utah.  Examples include:

  • • Structural collapse of Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge, Alta, Utah
  • • Concourse wall panel failures at Salt Lake International Airport
  • • Delay claims related to the expansion of the Salt Lake Convention Center
  • • Alleged design and construction deficiencies on the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • • Structural failure of roof mast at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Kearns, Utah

Construction Defect

Plant, Christensen & Kanell has handled construction defect claims throughout the firm’s history, and has developed a significant practice in this area during the past two decades.  The partners at Plant, Christensen & Kanell have vast experience with construction defect claims and have numerous such claims in the office at any given time.  The firm’s experience in construction defect litigation has included many notable projects and cases in the State of Utah.  This practice area includes the smallest defects that may be claimed by an individual homeowner, to foundation settlement claims, to broad-based homeowner association claims that have been on the rise in the State of Utah.

Construction Law

Plant, Christensen & Kanell provides a full range of legal services dealing with construction issues.  This includes providing counsel as to risk management, negotiation and drafting of contracts, insurance coverage analysis, litigation, arbitration and mediation.