Compelling Results. Exceptional Attention.
Compelling Results.
Exceptional Attention.
A Boutique Litigation Firm Providing Sophisticated
Representation for Complex Disputes.
Eric K. Schnibbe
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Eric K. Schnibbe focuses his practice on complex business litigation and appeals. Mr. Schnibbe has successfully represented clients throughout the Intermountain West. He is experienced in handling complicated matters of business litigation, and has obtained multiple favorable outcomes for clients in appellate courts. For example, Mr. Schnibbe was co-counsel in a jury trial lasting more than five weeks, in which the Jury rendered a unanimous verdict for the clients of over $133 million in a theft of trade secret, breach of Confidentiality Agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty case. The jury verdict was affirmed by the Utah Supreme Court in May 2016.

Mr. Schnibbe is an active member of both the Utah State Bar and the State Bar of Nevada and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was an editor for the Utah Law Review. Following graduation, Mr. Schnibbe served two judicial clerkships with the Utah Court of Appeals. He is A/V rated by Martindale Hubble, the highest rating available, and has been voted by his peers in Utah as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" since 2013, as published in Utah Business Magazine. Mr. Schnibbe has been included in the list of Mountain States Super Lawyers (TM) since 2013 and was named in the Rising Stars list published by the same magazine from 2008 through 2012.

Areas Of Practice

  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • RICO Act
  • Unfair Competition
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Copyrights
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1998
  • Utah, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D.
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • Abortion Amendments, Utah Law Review 1384, 1996

Representative Cases

  • Yknot Global Ltd v. Stellia Ltd., 379 P.3d 36, 2016, Utah
  • Stellia Ltd. v. Yknot Global Ltd., 379 P.3d 29, 2016, Utah
  • USA Power, LLC v. PacifiCorp, 372 P.3d 629 , 2016, Utah
  • USA Power, LLC, et al. v. PacifiCorp, et al., 235 P.3d 749, 2010 UT 31, 2010, Utah (S. Ct.)
  • Dummar v. Lummis, 543 F.3d 614, 2008, 10th Cir.
  • Brigham Young Univ. v. Tremco Consultants, Inc., 156 P.3d 782, 2007, Utah (S. Ct.)
  • Brigham Young Univ. v. Tremco Consultants, Inc., 110 P.3d 678, 2005, Utah (S. Ct.)
  • Brieggar Props. v. H.E. Davis & Sons, 52 P.3d 1153, 2002, Utah (S. Ct.)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Magleby, Cataxinos & Greenwood, P.C., Partner, 2010 to 2020
  • Tomsic & Peck, LLC, Partner, 2006 to 2009
  • VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, Associate, 2003 to 2006
  • Berman, Tomsic & Savage, Associate, 2000 to 2003
  • Utah Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk, 1998 to 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Salt Lake City Justice Court, Small Claims Division, 2002 to 2008

Office Location

McNeill | Von Maack
175 South Main Street
Suite 1050
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-823-6464
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