Dorsey is a business law firm, applying a business perspective to clients' needs.
Dan's practice is concentrated in high-risk litigation. Dan regularly represents clients throughout the West in asbestos litigation, commercial litigation and construction disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous federal and state trials. REPRESENTATIVE LITIGATION Smith v. Ford Motor Company: Represented Ford in an $10 million wrongful death suit alleging that asbestos-containing Ford brakes caused decedent's mesothelioma. After the federal court granted Ford's Daubert motion excluding plaintiff's medical expert testimony, the case resolved. Clayton v. Ford Motor Company, et al.: Represented Ford in an $18 million dollar wrongful death and brain injury suit arising out of an Explorer rollover. After a 6-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Ford. Deer Crest Associates v. Paul Breneke et al.: Represented the property owner in a contract action against a real estate developer involving a Deer Valley resort hotel/condo project. At trial, the federal judge awarded Deer Crest $1.4 million in contract damages, plus interest, costs and attorney fees. Foote v. Spiegel: Defended two Utah Highway Patrol Troopers in a federal civil rights action involving a DUI traffic stop, arrest and strip search. After the trial court granted summary judgment for plaintiff, the10th Circult affirmed in part and remanded the case for trial on damages. After a two week trial, jury awarded only $1.00 in damages for the strip search. Meadow Valley Construction v. UDOT: Defended the Utah Department of Transportation in a $1.3 million contract claim by a construction involving an I-215 highway project. After a bench trial, the judge found awarded a judgment against UDOT for $450,000, plus interest. On appeal, the Utah Supreme Court unanimously reversed and dismissed all claims against UDOT.