News & Publications

DKOW Obtains Large Judgment on Behalf of Client

07 September 2017 Published in Publications
DKOW Shareholders Michael Worel, Alan Mortensen and Lance Milne obtained a $16,000,000 judgment on behalf of their client Elissa Wall against the FLDS Church and its leader Warren Jeffs related to Ms. Wall being forced into a marriage at the age of 14. The judgment was issued on September 5, 2017 by the Utah Third District Court and includes $4,000,000 for damages caused to Ms. Wall and $12,000,000 in punitive damages to deter the FLDS Church and Warren Jeffs from such conduct in the future. 

Edward B. Havas nominated into the American Board of Trial Advocates

05 September 2017 Published in News
Edward B. Havas, President of Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen, has been nominated into membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Membership is by invitation, only and is open only to any trial lawyer who is of high personal character and honorable reputation.  ABOTA members constitute a "who's who" of the trial lawyers, nationwide. Judges, legislators, and community leaders believe that ABOTA encompasses what is "best" in the legal profession.   Congratulations to Ed on this great recognition!

Paul Simmons's Remarks on Lawyer of the Year Award

29 August 2017 Published in News
Paul Simmons was honored at the Utah State Bar Annual Conference with the award for Lawyer of the Year.  In accepting the award, Paul made the following remarks: I was in San Diego last year when Annette Jarvis received this award, and I remember thinking, “I want to be Annette Jarvis when I grow up.” Not because I wanted an award. The only award I thought I’d ever win was The Lawyer with the Messiest Office. But I wanted to have her character and compassion, her wisdom and fortitude. I have a long way to go to reach the level of past recipients of this award. I realize that many of you are equally qualified if not more so to receive this award, beginning with all of the attorneys I work with. There isn’t a finer group of attorneys anywhere. I’d like to acknowledge a few of the many people who have influenced me along the way. First, I’d…

DKOW Sponsors first Miracles from Elsie

26 July 2017 Published in News
DKOW is a proud sponsor of the first Miracles From Elsie "An Evening With Cougar Legends."  Miracles From Elsie is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing financial assistance to families that care for a child with a life-threatening medical issue, grief counseling and organ donation awareness.  The Foundation was established in memory of Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of Sunny and Reno Mahe, who passed away after a tragic blind cord accident in 2016. Her organs were donated to save the lives of others.  As Brigham Young University students, Sunny was an All-American on the volleyball team and Reno played football. He spent five seasons in the NFL playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and now is an assistant coach for BYU.