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Barton H. Kunz II

Phone: 801-441-9393

Bart Kunz is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented individuals, businesses, and government entities in a variety of cases, with a focus on defending government entities disputes. Routinely recognized for his work litigating in Utah’s state and federal courts, he has also successfully represented clients before Utah’s appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Education Recognition Associations Lectures / Publications Opinions
  • Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law, J.D. 2000

BYU Law Review

Trial Advocacy Competition Team

Winner, Woody Deem 1L Trial Advocacy Competition

Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition Team

President, BYU Student Intellectual Property Law Association

  • University of Colorado at Boulder/Utah State University, B.A. 1993, cum laude

Executive Vice President, Associated Students of Utah State University

Science Senator, Associated Students of Utah State University

"Legal Elite," Government, Utah Business Magazine * 2022

2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)

2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2015 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2013 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2012 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers

2009 Mountain States Rising Stars

2008 Mountain States Rising Stars

  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar
  • Speaker, "Land Use Appeals Fundamentals," Utah Prosecution Council Annual Government Civil Practice Conference, 2019
  • Speaker, "Contracts," Utah Association of Counties Management Conference, 2017
  • Panelist, "Ask a Risk Management Expert," URIP Risk Management Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, "Beyond R52477 Road Liability," UCIP Risk Management Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, “Legislative and Case Law Update,” UCIP Planning and Zoning Workshop, 2014
  • Speaker, Box Elder County Planning Commission Annual Training, 2013
  • Speaker, “Local Districts and Special Service Districts: Independent Political Subdivisions, Not Just Another Department,” Utah Association of Counties, 89th Annual Convention, 2013
  • Speaker, “Special Service Districts: Independent Political Subdivisions or Just Another Department?,” Utah Prosecution Council, Government Civil Practice Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, “Case Studies and Legislative Update,” UCIP Risk Management Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, “Land Use in the Courts: Some Important Utah Court Opinions County Planners Should Know,” UCIP Planning and Zoning Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, “Case Studies and Legislative Update,” UCIP Risk Management Conference, 2013
  • Co-author, “The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty-state Survey,” Utah Chapter, ABA, 2012
  • Speaker, “The Public Clamor Doctrine: When Can You Base Decisions on Public Comment?,” UCIP Planning and Zoning Conference, 2010
  • Speaker, “Group Homes and the Fair Housing Acts,” Utah Prosecution Council Government Civil Practice Conference, 2009
  • Speaker, “Federal Claims in a Land Use Context,” UCIP Planning and Zoning Conference, 2009
  • Co-author, “Trade Secrets in Utah,” DRI Trade Secrets and Agreements Not to Compete Compendium, DRI, 2008, updated 2012
  • Co-author, “Notice Markings and Patent Damages,” DRI, 2007
  • Co-author, “Unfair Trade Practices: A Compendium of State Law,” Utah Chapter, DRI, 2005
  • Speaker, “Who's Afraid of § 1983? Federal Claims in a Land Use Context,” Utah Prosecution Council Government Civil Practice Conference, 2008
  • Panelist, “A New Dawn for Civil Rights Actions in Land Use?,” The Utah Land Use Institute Fall Conference, 2008
  • Speaker, “Subpoenas: Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Serve Them,” Utah Bar Paralegal Division 2007
  • Town of Dutch John v. Daggett County, 367 F. Supp. 3d 1290 (D. Utah 2019) (granting county’s motion and dismissing town’s claims for payments under privatization act)
  • Hammons v. Weber County, 2018 UT 16, 417 P.3d 624 (affirming dismissal of claims against county under Utah Property Tax Act)
  • VR Acquisitions, LLC v. Wasatch County, 853 F.3d 1142 (10th Cir. 2017)
  • USAA Mutual Funds Trust v. Jordanelle Special Service District, Case No. 2:14-cv-787-TS, 2015 US. Dist. LEXIS 165566 (D. Utah Dec. 9, 2015)
  • Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, Case No. 13-4146, 621 Fed. Appx. 546 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Highlands at Jordanelle, LLC v. Wasatch County, 2015 UT App 173, 355 P.3d 1047 (reversing district court’s holding requiring county to reimburse fees)
  • Doyle v. Jewell, Case No. 2:13-861-CW, 2015 U.S. Dist., LEXIS 47766 (D. Utah Apr. 10, 2015)
  • Bare v. Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Case No. 2:09-cv-807-DB-BCW, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153881, (D. Utah Oct. 25, 2012)
  • Maese v. Tooele County, 2012 UT App 49, 273 P.3d 388 (affirming summary judgment for county in GRAMA dispute)
  • Haran v. Escalante City, 2010 UT App 372 (unpublished) (affirming decision for county in land use dispute)
  • Hatch v. Boulder Town Council, No.07-4239, 2009 WL 82699 (10th Cir. Jan 14, 2009) (per curium) (unpublished) (affirming dismissal of various civil rights claims)
  • Gardner v. Board of County Commissioners, 2008 UT 6, 178 P.3d 893 (affirming dismissal of various claims against county arising from development moratoria)
  • Diatect International Corporation v. Organic Materials Review Institute, Case No. 2:05-00465 2007 WL 752165 (D. Utah Mar. 7, 2007) (unpublished) (dismissing claims brought by manufacturer against reviewing and certifying organization)
  • Highland Development, Inc. v. Duchesne County, 505 F.Supp.2d 1129 (D. Utah 2007) (granting county summary judgment on claims arising from building permit dispute)