News & Publications

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…

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.

Paul Simmons Named Utah State Bar 2017 "Lawyer of the Year"

01 June 2017 Published in News & Publications
DKOW is very proud to announce that Shareholder Paul Simmons has been named this year's "Lawyer of the Year" by the Utah State Bar.  This award is presented to a Utah State Bar member who, over a long and distinguished legal career, has by their ethical and personal conduct, commitment and activities, exemplified for their fellow attorneys the epitome of professionalism; who has also rendered extraordinary contributions to the programs and activities of the Utah State Bar in the prior year.  Paul will be presented the award at the Summer Convention in Sun Valley, Idaho on Friday, July 28th.  Paul has earlier been recognized by the Utah State Bar as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and as a Mentor of the Year.