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Timothy C. Houpt

Phone: 801-534-7250




Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • More than 30 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in lawsuits before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and in mediations and arbitrations.
  • Litigation experience including commercial disputes, franchising, employment, securities, insurance, intellectual property, employment and  ERISA.
  • Mediation and Arbitration, assisting others in resolving their disputes and, in turn, enhancing his skills at representing his own clients.


Law Clerk to Chief Judge Willis Ritter, U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1977-1978

Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, University of Utah College of Law, 1990-1997


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1977

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A., 1972


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Chair Utah State Committee 

Past President, Watkiss Sutherland Inn of the American Inns of Court

Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association

Member, Utah State Bar


Tim was born in Danville, Illinois in 1950.

Tim graduated from the University of Utah of College of Law in 1977. He was a law clerk for the late judge Chief Judge Willis Ritter, and then embarked upon a law practice which has included many personal injury cases of all kinds, workers compensation matters representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and a wide range of commercial matters, including intellectual property, securities, real estate, franchising, and breach of contract cases. He served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Utah Law School, and is a past President of the Watkiss / Sutherland Inn of Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as Chair of the Utah State Committee of the College. Tim is a Martindale-Hubball AV rated attorney, and has been favorably rated in a number of different publications, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Utah Business Magazine's Legal Elite.

Tim is sought after as a mediator and arbitrator because of his reputation for sound judgment and insight, and his experience in a wide variety of disputes. He has mediated complex commercial cases, including employment disputes and intellectual property claims, business ownership disputes and contract cases of all kinds. He has superb communication skills, and having represented many plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury victims, as well as liability insurance carriers, he has a unique ability to understand the perspective of all parties to a dispute.

Industry Awards

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010


Houpt Best

 Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2015

Houpt Chamber 2015

 Chambers USA, General Commercial Litigation, 2009-2014

Super Lawyers, 2007-2008, 2010-2012

Utah Business magazine, Legal Elite, 2007-2015

Bar Admittance

1977, Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth and Tenth Circuits