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Roger P. Christensen


Christensen & Jensen PC

Recognized since 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Roger joined Christensen & Jensen in 1974 and has spent his entire career specializing in trial practice and civil litigation. Roger spent the first twenty years of his career defending product liability, personal injury, and fire cases. Over time, he added a plaintiff’s practice, representing individuals in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. His success rate at trial has remained consistent, whether defense or plaintiff. As an additional component of his practice, Roger has also enjoyed trying commercial disputes, both in court and in arbitration. Roger is co-chair of the firm’s Fire practice group.

Location

  • 257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Languages

  • Spanish

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • Utah State University, Pol. Sci. / Spainish, graduated 1972

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Automobile Collision
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Awards:

  • Utah Trial Lawyer of the Year 2005
  • Strathmore's Who's Who national Proffessional of the Year (personal injury) 2008

Moab Utah propane explosion litigation

My partner and I defended Atlantic Richfield in 13 different lawsuits for deaths and catistropic burn injuries arising from propane gas leaking into a campground in Moab, Utah.

Vesely v FHP

This was a month long trial in a medical malpractice case in Salt Lake City,Utah. I was lead trial counsel and we obtained a $8.1 million dallar verdict for our client, James Veseley, who sustained a birth injury. The case was resolved without an appeal.

Campbell v State Farm Ins. 538 U.S. 408 (2003):

This has become one of the most cited cases in the U.S. and is a landmark decision on punitive damages. I was co-lead trial counsel in the lengthy trial resulting in a verdict in favor of our client (Campbell) of $147,000,000. This was initially upheld by the Utah Supreme Court, but later reduced to $11,000,000 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. The court''s findings of a long term pattern of mistreatment of policy holders by the defendent, along with more than 50 pages of factual findings were upheld at all levels of review.

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