Chaunceton Bird

Associate Attorney

With Plant Christensen & Kanell since 2015
Tel. (801) 363-7611
Fax: (801) 531-9747

Email: cbird@pckutah.com

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My professional career is centered on civil litigation, with areas of focus spanning from insurance and municipal defense to personal injury and contract disputes. As an intern at the Utah Supreme Court I gained insight into the procedures necessary to successfully draft and argue an appeal, and proper practices for filing and litigating a case in Utah's lower courts. While at law school I demonstrated proficiency in appellate practice and received awards for having written the best appellate brief in the school's Traynor Moot Court competition, for being the Best Oral Advocate in the region, and for being a finalist in the National Moot Court Competition in New York City. My years of experience as a marketing manager before law school have ingrained in me the habits of results-driven practice, and of frequent, candid client communication.   


Education

  • University of Utah, J.D., High Honors (2017)
    • Utah Law Review, Editor
    • Quinney Research Fellow for Professor Paul Cassell
    • Traynor Moot Court, Finalist and Co-Author of Best Brief in the Competition
    • National Moot Court Team, Best Oral Advocate in the Region, Regional Finalist, Co-Author of Second-Best Brief in the Region, National Finalist
    • National Trial Advocacy Team
    • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
    • Multiple CALI and Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Utah Valley University, B.S., Business Management (2012)
    • Presented at the National Convention of Undergraduate Research on the Impacts of Employer Motivational Tactics on Part-Time Labor Force

Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Transactional and Contract Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Construction and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury

Publication

  • Growth and Legal Implications of Energy Storage Technologies
    • Recipient of the 2017 Robert Schmid Writing Award in Natural Resources
    • Available for free download here 
    • Cite as: Chaunceton B. Bird, Growth and Legal Implications of Energy Storage Technologies, 2017 Utah OnLaw 33 (2017). 

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted to the Utah State Bar (All Utah Courts)
  • Admitted in United States District Court, District of Utah

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Appellate Practice Division of the Bar
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Business Law Division of the Bar
  • Litigation Law Division of the Bar
  • American Bar Association