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!

DKOW President Edward B. Havas voted into American Board of Trial Advocates

05 September 2017 Published in News
Dewsnup, King, Olsen, Worel, Havas, Mortensen is proud to announce that the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA") has approved the membership of DKOW President Edward B. Havas.   ABOTA has chapters in every state and membership constitutes 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,  Membership is by invitation, only.  Congratulations to Ed, who joins the best group of trial lawyers in America!

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…