News & Publications

$2.7 Million Claim Against Volkswagen

25 September 2018 Published in News
DKOW Shareholders Michael Worel and Colin King obtained a $2.7 million jury verdict on behalf of their client Lois Smith against Volkswagen in June 2018. Ms. Smith was diagnosed with various types of brain injuries after getting carbon monoxide smoke poisoning from her Volkswagen car.  

DKOW President Edward B. Havas named 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

12 February 2018 Published in News
Dewsnup, King, Olsen, Worel, Havas, Mortensen is proud to announce that DKOW President Edward B. Havas was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year". 

Paul Simmons Remarks on Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award

19 December 2017 Published in News & Publications
Paul Simmons was honored at the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Luncheon with the award for Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. 

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.