- Business Disputes
The Sipos Firm has represented numerous clients with complex business disputes, including:
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Corporate Theft
- Minority Shareholder Rights
- Misappropriation of Trade Secret
- Misappropriation of Business Opportunity
- Dissolution of Corporate Entity
- Shareholder Dissolution
- Non-compete Agreements
- Personal Injury
The Sipos Firm has represented numerous clients in simple and complex personal injury actions, including:
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Hunting Injuries
- Slip & Fall
- Assault & Battery
- Rape and Sexual Abuse
- Invasion of Privacy
- Unlawful Video
- Securities Fraud
The Sipos Firm has represented many clients in high profile cases involve securities and investment fraud. Click here to learn more.
- Employment & Wages
The Sipos Firm has represented clients in employment and wage disputes, including:
- Unpaid Wages
- Unpaid Overtime
- Wrongful Termination
- Sexual Harassment
- Discrimination based on Age, Race, Religion, National Origin, Gender
- Violation of Non-Compete Contracts
- Violation of Non-Solicitation Contracts
- Government Whistleblower
The Sipos Firm has represented several whistleblowers of government fraud, othewise known as Qui Tam actions, or claims arising under the False Claims Act. The law requires whistleblowers to hire a lawyer for such claims, which can easily be lost unless the claims are presented according to statutory requirements that must be followed precisely to ensure proper handling.
- Crime Victim Law
The Sipos Firm represents crime victims in civil lawsuits. Crime victims often feel disappointed by the criminal law system that is designed more to punish a criminal than to benefit a victim, but which often does neither. Crime victims can learn more about the powerful rights they have in the civil law system at our dedicated website: www.victimrecoverylaw.com
- Post-Bankruptcy Litigation
The Sipos Firm represents clients in specialized lawsuits, called adversary proceedings, that often follow bankruptcy. Once a debtor files bankruptcy, creditors often pursue adversary proceedings to establish the amount of debt they are owed or to exclude their debt altogether from a bankruptcy discharge.
- Real Estate Lawsuits
The Sipos Firm has represented clients in a broad range of disputes involving real estate transactions, including claims related to the enforceability of real estate purchase contracts, lease agreements, fraud in connection with such contracts, and situations where real estate agents breach their duties by placing their own interests ahead of their customers.
The Sipos Firm has represented numerous clients in recovering debts owed to them by others. The goal of many civil lawsuits is to obtain a judgment, but often that’s the easy part. After a judgment is obtained, additional litigation might be required to find debtors’ assets and recover them through supplemental proceedings, garnishments, writs of execution, and other available legal remedies.
- Local Counsel
The Sipos Firm acts as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys who need to practice within the Utah state or federal courts.
Local counsel services.
We serve as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys who must litigate in Utah, whether it be in state court, federal court, or arbitration. We are familiar with the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure and the federal local rules. Just as important, we are familiar with local customs and many of the local judges and arbitrators.
Pro hac vice process for Utah state courts.
In Utah state courts, only licensed Utah attorneys, or those admitted pro hac vice, can appear for clients and sign motions. To be admitted pro hac vice in Utah state courts, each applicant must complete the following process:
1. Submit an Application (click here to download). Each attorney seeking admission must complete a separate application and pay a separate fee. .
2. Submit a Certificate of Good Standing. Only original and current certificates (issued within the prior 60 days) are acceptable. Certificates might take many weeks to obtain from the state bar association(s) or the court(s) of highest jurisdiction where an attorney seeking pro hac vice addmission is already admitted.
3. File a Motion for Pro Hac Vice Admission and Proposed Order (click here to download a sample). This motion must be filed a Utah-licensed sponsoring attorney whe resides within Utah. An out-of-state applicant cannot sign pleadings until after admission.
4. Make a payment of $250. If the case involves a class action or multiple related lawsuits, the applicant must contact the Bar's General Counsel.
5. Obtain an Acknowledgement of Supporting Documentation and Receipt of Filing Fee. This is a formal document that is issued typically within 5-7 business days after completion of the items above.
If you need the assistance of local counsel, please contact an attorney with Sipos Law, PLLC. Additional information about pro hac vice admission before a Utah court can be found here.
Pro hac vice process for Utah federal courts.
In the United States District Court for the District of Utah, pro hac vice admission is governed by Local Rule 83-1.1, which requires applicants to complete the following process:
1. Complete Application Form and pay $15 pro hac vice admission fee (click here to download packet). The applicant must include a self certification of good standing in the bar of the highest court of another state or the District of Columbia and the applicant's agreement to read and comply with the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct and the Utah Standards of Professionalism and Civility.
2. File a Motion for Admission. This motion can only be granted if an applicant associates with a local member of the Utah bar with whom opposing counsel and the court can communicate and upon whom papers will be served.
If you need the assistance of local counsel, please contact an attorney with Sipos Law, PLLC. Additional information about pro hac vice admission before a Utah federal court can be found here.