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Phillip W. Dyer

Phillip W. Dyer is the senior trial counsel at Dyer Law Group PLLC.  Phil has been a trial lawyer for more than twenty-six years with a focus on employment law, complex commercial disputes, constitutional challenges to governmental overreaching. and appeals in civil/criminal cases.  Phil is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named among Utah’s Legal Elite since 2007.

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Education

  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science: Political Science and Sociology Majors, both magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • University of Utah, J.D., 1984, member Utah Law Review 1983-1984

Other Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Administrative Law, Salt Lake Community College
  • American Inns of Courts Barrister – David K. Watkiss, Sutherland II Inn of Court 

Memberships and Admissions

  • Utah State Bar, Member
    - Courts and Judge’s Committee 1990-1993
    - Disciplinary Hearing Panel 1991-1993
  • Federal Bar Association
  • First Amendment Lawyer Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Secretary, Utah Association for Justice
  • Member, Board of Governors, Utah Association for Justice
  • Admitted to practice before all Utah State Courts (1984), the Federal District Court of Utah (1984), the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals (1997) and the U.S. Supreme Court (2007)
Awards and Accolades
  • Honored Professional of Who's Who Amongst Executives and Businesses (2002) 
  • Named a 2007 Legal Leader by Utah's Legal Elite.
Areas of Practice
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Constitutional Law Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • First Amendment Law
  • Civil/Criminal Appeals
  • Wrongful Death
  • Business Organization and Commercial Law
Reported Cases

Salmon v. Davis County, 916 P.2d 890 (Utah 1996)(amicus); Lunnen v. Utah Department of Transportation, 886 P.2d 70 (Utah Ct.App. 1994); State of Utah v. Hirishi, 2007 UT APP 255; Utah Department of   Human Services v. Hughes, 2007 UT 30; Facer v. Allen , 958 P.2d 919  (Utah 1998); O'Keefe v. Utah State Retirement Board, 959 P.2d 279  (Utah 1998)(amicus); Draughon v. Department of Financial Institutions, 975 P.2d 935 (Utah Ct. App. 1999)(amicus).