“Treat your closest relatives and friends with respect and your character will follow”
Working with and helping clients is the most rewarding aspect of my job. I enjoy coming to the office to work with great people who are doing their best to overcome the greatest obstacles this life can place in their path. Together we fight with insurance companies, drug companies, or other big businesses to restore the lives of our clients and their families.
I graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978 with a B.A. in business and from Pepperdine University in 1981 with a J.D. I practiced law in California for a short time before returning home to Utah where Ned Siegfried and I co-founded Siegfried & Jensen and nurtured the firm’s growth to what is now: one of the top personal injury law firms in the Intermountain West.
“The only thing you can do to protect your family before an accident is to have enough insurance.”
One of the things that drew me to the practice of personal injury law was the gratification I received from helping people who had been injured or damaged through no fault of their own.I’ve been very fortunate to help and serve many wonderful people from all over Utah over the course of the last 30 years.
For this reason, I’m PASSIONATE ABOUT DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and preventing the passage of laws that compromise life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
For example, when we are injured the law prevents us from suing the insurance company responsible for the person that injured us. The law doesn’t even permit us to mention the word “insurance” to the jury, let alone tell the jury that the insurance company is making all the decisions about resolving the case out of court.
It is the insurance company that stands in the way of reconciliation and forgiveness between the wrongdoer and the victim by telling their insured not to apologize for the damage their mistakes have caused. It is the insurance company refusing to pay a fair amount for the injuries caused, and it is the insurance company that stands to benefit the most if the case goes to court. I think our juries should know these things in order to pass a fair verdict and motivate insurance companies to treat people fairly rather than force them to court. All the people involved would prefer a fair resolution instead of an expensive long-term litigation.
I have been working with lawmakers in Utah for decades to prevent further erosion of our rights that are so fundamental to a free society, such as the right to a trial by informed jurors. It is fundamentally unfair to expect a jury to come to a fair resolution by blindfolding them or—even worse—by misleading them.
I have a great amount of respect for our legislative system and appreciate the hardworking, well-intentioned people who sacrifice personal and family time to serve for little compensation. I have observed that when they are well informed they make very good laws and diligently protect the rights essential to our freedoms