Expertise: Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Defamation
Licensed: Utah State and Federal Courts, Utah Supreme Court
Education: Georgetown University Law Center
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Ryan Bell is an experienced trial attorney with a broad range of litigation and trial expertise. He focuses on disputes in the areas of intellectual property, trade secrets, and defamation, and related disputes such as NDA’s, non-competes, and other commercial contract problems. Ryan has litigated significant matters for large and small technology and healthcare companies, public universities, consulting firms, professors and other individuals. He recently joined Kunzler Bean & Adamson’s litigation team after more than a decade at one of Utah’s largest and most highly-regarded law firms.
Just as a physician’s first mandate is to “do no harm,” Ryan operates with the philosophy that a truly effective litigator will, first and foremost find creative ways to de-escalate conflicts and efficiently resolve problems. Where disputes are necessary, his approach is to clearly identify, and doggedly pursue, the most efficient paths to victory for his clients. This strategy-focused, aggressive litigation approach has produced major jury verdicts, settlements, and defense victories for Ryan’s clients.
Ryan maintains an AV Preeminent (4.5) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics and has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine, for many years, including 2019. He was also selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2009, 2011-2015) in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation.
Representative cases include winning a six figure jury verdict in Federal Court for a Plaintiff in a defamation case, representing a national construction company in a complex, multi-million dollar lawsuit, and negotiating a software dispute between two technology companies to an advantageous out-of-court resolution.
Active in the community, when he isn’t working, you can find him leading the Model United Nations team for his local high school, coaching youth soccer teams, or skiing with his family.
HONORS & EDUCATION
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
- Brigham Young University, B.S., 1999
- Utah Legal Elite – multiple years
HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
- Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 2006-2017
- Snow, Christensen & Martineau, 2004-2006
- Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Ted Stewart, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2003-2004
ADMISSIONS & PRACTICE
- Utah State and Federal Courts
- Utah Supreme Court
LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS
- Business Valuation Resources, IP Management & Valuation: Co-author, article, Indirect Profits From Copyright Infringement: Establishing the Connection, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2012