Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Robert “Bobby” Harrington

Political Law and Elections Practice

Robert (“Bobby”) Harrington focuses on trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts across various industries. He has represented Fortune 500 companies and other clients in matters involving business disputes, breach of contract, mass torts,
environmental cleanup, false advertising, property disputes, and personal injury.

A significant portion of Bobby’s litigation practice focuses on the area of election and political law. He has represented and advised congressional candidates and groups backing statewide ballot initiatives and local initiatives and referenda. Bobby’s representative matters are listed below:

Representative Matters

  • Co-lead Litigation counsel for the Count My Vote statewide ballot initiative in direct petition to the Utah Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Utah statutes governing qualifications for statewide initiatives;
  • Lead Litigation counsel for Representative Mia Love in action against Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office challenging voter verification procedures, verification monitoring rights, and voter affidavit requirements regarding election for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District;
  • Counsel for Kim for Utah, the principal authorized campaign committee for Representative Kim Coleman, 2020 candidate for the Republican nomination for the United States House of Representatives for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District;
  • Counsel for Unite for Cottonwood Heights referendum petition challenging local land-use and zoning determinations;
  • Counsel for citizens of Tooele County regarding actual and potential ballot referenda challenging local land-use and zoning determinations.

Bobby is a graduate of Stanford Law School where he was co-Editor-In-Chief of the Stanford Law & Policy Review and during which time he also served as an extern in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and as Co-President of the Stanford Law School Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Bobby began his career as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. After transitioning to Utah, he practiced for over six years as an associate and then shareholder at one of Utah’s largest and most highly-regarded law firms. In 2019, Bobby joined Kunzler Bean & Adamson as a partner in its litigation practice, where he founded its Political Law and Elections practice group.

Kunzler Bean & Adamson’s Political Law and Elections Practice Group

The KB&A Political Law and Elections Practice Group draws on the broad experience of KB&A’s litigation attorneys, including Bobby Harrington (Section Chair), Matthew Lewis (Managing Partner), Ryan Bell (Litigation Chair), Jeremy Adamson, and Michelle Quist. These skilled attorneys rely on their experience in government, international and national law firms, and Utah private practice to manage cases relating to elections law, campaign finance, public official ethics inquiries, and government regulations. They represent public officials and candidates at all levels of government, as well as initiatives, referenda, and other public action groups, combining top-flight litigation skills with insightful strategic advice and the resources and networks necessary to solve consequential problems in the political arena.

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Robert Harrington

Kunzler Bean & Adamson