Rick L. Sorensen

Rick L. Sorensen

Founding Partner
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone:
801-412-4127
Fax:
801-412-4189
Email:

Rick L. Sorensen is a founding member of the firm. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, construction law, contracts, real estate, liens, family law, and equine law. He is experienced in civil trials, mediation, arbitration, and appeals before the Utah Court of Appeals and Utah Supreme Court, covering a broad spectrum of issues.

         Rick represents a variety of companies, both large and small, including construction contractors, and subcontractors, among others.

         Before forming the firm, Rick practiced at Babcock, Scott, Crawley & Price, Nielsen & Senior, and Olsen Skoubye & Nielson.

    Rick began working in construction in high school for his grandfather’s company, Ted Sorensen & Sons, Inc.  He worked for several construction companies as a drywaller, framer, and acoustic ceiling installer. He worked as a construction superintendent and estimator for a San Diego, California acoustic ceiling subcontractor. His last job before working as an attorney was installing the ceilings at the E Center (now the Maverick Center) in West Jordan, Utah.

 

    Rick is a national archery champion. He took first place at the National Field Archery Association tournament held at Joliet, Illinois in 1973. He also held a world record in the animal target round.

    In 1991, Rick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with an emphasis in Russian language from the University of Utah. In 1996, Rick received a Juris Doctrate degree from the University of Utah College of Law. 

    During law school, Rick was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contemporary Law.  As editor-in-chief, he received an award as “The most productive editor-in-chief in the history of the Journal of Contemporary Law.”

    After law school, Rick worked as a law clerk for Honorable Russell W. Bench at the Utah Court of Appeals.

    Rick is a member of the Utah State Bar Construction Law Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Family Law Section.

         Rick grew up in Orem, Utah and spends his free time riding horses, camping, and hiking.  He and his wife have three children.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Liens
  • Family Law
  • Equine Law

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Juris Doctorate - 1996
    • Law Journal: Journal of Contemporary Law, Editor-In-Chief
  • University of Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1991
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Russian Language

Representative Cases

  • In re Adoption of E.H., 2004 UT App 419, Adoption
  • In re E.H., 137 P.3d 809, 2006 UT 36, Adoption
  • Booth v. Booth, 134 P.3d 1151, 2006 UT App 144, Release of Liability
  • Chesonis v. Brown, 2006 UT App 497, Grandparent Rights
  • Lane Myers Construction, LLC v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 2012 UT App 269, Lien Waiver
  • Lane Myers Construction, LLC v. National City Bank, 2014 UT 58, Lien Waiver
  • Lindsay v. Walker, 2015 UT App 184, Grandparent Rights

Past Employment Positions

  • Olsen Skoubye & Nielson
  • Nielsen & Senior
  • Utah Court of Appeals