Stewart B. Harman



With Plant, Christensen & Kanell since 2006
Tel. (801) 363-7611
Fax: (801) 531-9747

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Mr. Harman is a shareholder with Plant, Christensen & Kanell. He began his legal career with Plant, Christensen & Kanell in 2006 and is involved in many different aspects of insurance defense litigation, to include personal injury, premises liability, intentional torts, insurance/agent broker liability, trucking and auto cases, employment law, complex litigation, construction accidents, construction defect, product warranty claims, municipal litigation and defense, HOA claims, products liability, and property damage claims in both state and federal court. Mr. Harman has resolved hundreds of cases through mediation, arbitration, dispositive motions and trial. He has served as first chair during bench and jury trials, and has briefed and argued before the Utah Court of Appeals, Utah Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  


  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia, J.D.: 2006, Summa Cum Laude
    • Recipient of the 2006 Burton Award for excellence in legal writing
    • Finalist for the 2006 Presidential Management Fellows program
    • Editor-in-Chief, Appalachian Journal of Law, Volume V; Associate Editor Volume IV
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, B.S.: Organizational Communication and Political Science, 2001

Practice Areas

  • General litigation (State and Federal Court)
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law (Title VII)
  • Insurance law
  • Products liability
  • Trucking/Auto accidents
  • Construction and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Municipal law and Defense
  • Product warranty
  • Civil Rights Claims

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar (All Utah Courts)
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Idaho State Bar (All Idaho courts)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah State Litigation Section
  • Utah defense Lawyers Association
  • Utah Municipal Attorneys Association

Reported Cases / Publications / Selected Lectures

  • Fire Insurance Exchange v. Oltmanns, 2016 UT App 54 (March 24, 2016)
  • Cope v. UVSC, 2012 UT App 319, 290 P.3d 314 (November 8, 2012), aff'd, 2014 UT 53, 342 P.3d 243.
  • Restoration of Competency Through Involuntary Medication: Applying The Sell Factors, 4 Appalachian J.L. 127 (2005).
  • Speaker, Lawsuits Happen—Are You Immune?, Utah League of Cities & Towns, Fall Convention, 2016.
  • Speaker, Litigation Pitfalls, Utah Municipal Attorneys Association, Spring Convention, 2017.