Daniel E. Young

Daniel E. Young


With Plant, Christensen & Kanell since 2010
Tel. (801) 363-7611
Fax: (801) 531-9747
Email: dyoung@pckutah.com

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Mr. Young has litigation experience in several legal areas from intellectual property to personal injury. Currently, he is involved in many different aspects of insurance defense litigation including premises liability, construction, surety bonds, and worker’s compensation claims. Mr. Young has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit resolving client's issues with customs law. Utah Business recognized Mr. Young as one of Utah's Legal Elite in 2017.

In his personal life, Mr. Young enjoys his family, music and sports. Mr. Young currently serves as the Vice Chair of Communications for the Asia/Pacific Committee for the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association, as a member of the Disaster Legal Response Committee of the Utah State Bar, and a member of the University of Utah's Young Alumni Board.


  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D. with honors, 2009

    • CALI award in Arbitration and Legal Professions

    • Project manager for the Global Justice Think Tank

    • Received Pro Bono Initiative Certificate

    • Semester abroad in Tokyo, Japan

    • Earned Williams Company Foundation and Leadership Scholarships

    • President of the LDS Law Student Association

  • University of Utah, Honors B.A. in Japanese, Minor in Business, magna cum laude, 2006

    • Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s List

    • Presidential Intern for President Michael K. Young

    • Winner All-Utah Japanese Speech Contest

    • Presented paper in the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense Litigation

  • Construction Defect Litigation

  • General Litigation and Appeals

  • Customs Law

  • Insurance Coverage Opinions

  • Travel Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar (All Utah Courts)

  • United States District Court, District of Utah

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar Association, Litigation, IP, Non-Profit Sections

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association

  • Vice Chair of Communications, Asia/Pacific Committee, Section of International Law, American Bar Association

  • Member, Disaster Legal Response Committee, Utah State Bar

  • Member, Young Alumni Board, University of Utah

  • Board of Directors, Salt Lake Choral Artists (2010 - 2015)