Edwin C. Barnes - Clyde Snow & Sessions, PC

Edwin C. Barnes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 801-322-2516

Vice President, Shareholder and Director, and Management Committee Member

A skilled orator, Mr. Barnes has argued numerous cases before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit. He represents clients in various types of litigation, specializing in real property, construction, water, and employment law matters. He also serves as a mediator for construction disputes.

Mr. Barnes has been actively involved in resolving construction disputes since the mid-1980’s. He has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in claims involving differing site conditions, change order disputes, acceleration and delay claims, construction defects, and early termination of contracts. Often, these claims have involved significant critical path and other schedule impact analyses.

He has acted as lead counsel in construction trials and arbitration hearings lasting from one-half day to six weeks and has been retained on multiple occasions by the State of Utah to first investigate and report on complex construction disputes and then conduct evaluative mediation of those disputes. He has also successfully conducted private construction mediations and has taught seminars in the area of design-build construction. Lately, Mr. Barnes has been defending large-scale construction defect claims involving allegations of water intrusion in multi-unit condominium projects.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court: District of Utah 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Tenth Circuit 

Government Service
  • Judicial Clerk, Judge Bruce S. Jenkins, U.S. District Court, District of Utah (1978–79)

Speaking Engagements
  • “Utah Construction Law Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Apr. 25, 2001)
  • “Utah Construction Law Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Apr. 26, 2000)
  • “Design-Build Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Oct. 14, 1999)

Honorary Fraternities
  •  Phi Beta Kappa 
  •  Phi Kappa Phi 
  •  Phi Alpha Theta

University of UtahBA 1975University of Utah -- S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D. 1978

Office Location

One Utah Center, 13th Floor
201 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Salt Lake City Metro Area
Edwin C. Barnes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law