Edwin C. "Ted" Barnes

Edwin C. "Ted" Barnes

Clyde Snow & Sessions, P.C.

Recognized since 2011

Salt Lake City, Utah

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Real Estate Law

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Director and Shareholder

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)

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

  • One Utah Center, 22nd Floor
    201 South Main Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • University of Utah, BA, graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • Utah, Utah State Bar

Clyde Snow & Sessions, P.C.
Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

12 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Construction Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Salt Lake City (2021)
  • Construction Law, Salt Lake City (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Construction Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017 Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers; Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate (2012-2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, Real Estate Law (2012-2021) Land and Zoning Law (2013-2021)
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Civil Litigation
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers


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