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J.D., 1978
University of Utah College of Law
B.A. Finance, 1975, Magna Cum Laude
University of Utah College of Business


Phi Kappa Phi
Beta Gamma Sigma


Utah Arbitration & Mediation 2006- Present
Arbitrator and Mediator

A.V. Rating, 1991


Paul H. Matthews & Associates, 2002-2006
Trial Attorney
Kirton & McConkie, P.C., 1991-2002
Trial Attorney
President 2000-2001
Board of Directors 1994-2000)
Hanson, Russon & Dunn, P.C., 1982-1991
Trial Attorney
Vice President, Board of Directors 1985-1993
Adjunct Professor, Business Law
University of Utah College of Business, 1979-1985
Legal Advisor/Agent
Quad State Narcotics Task Force, 1980-1982
Deputy County Attorney
Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office, 1979-1980
Law Clerk, Honorable J. Allan Crockett
Utah Supreme Court, 1978-1979


Matthews, Paul H., Alternate Dispute Resolution: Winning Through Mediation and Arbitration,
Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 27, No. 3, Summer 2004
Matthews, Paul H. & Lalli, Matthew L., Practical Legal Ethics in Utah: Issues and
Answer, National Business Institute, 1998
Matthews, Paul H., Evaluation and Settlement from a Defense Perspective, Trial
Diplomacy Journal, Volume 16 Number 1, January/February 1993
Matthews, Paul H., Malpractice Case Study, D.C. Tracts, Volume 2 Number 6 1990


Utah Racketeering Influences and Criminal Enterprises Act, Section 76-10-1601 et seq.,
Utah Code Annotated 1981
Utah Drug Paraphernalia Act, Section 58-37a-1 et seq., Utah Code Annotated, 1981
Lessons from 15 years and 1400 Arbitrations, UDLA, May 6, 2016
Lessons Learned and Thoughts on Brain Injury Cases, UAJ, February 2016
Section 31A-22-321 Arbitrations, Utah Tort and Insurance Seminar, October 24, 2014
Arbitration in Personal Injury Cases, UAJ, August 29, 2014
Arbitration in Personal Injury Lawsuits, July 2014
Professionalism and Ethics in Arbitration and Mediation, Utah Association for Justice,
November 7, 2012
Effective Brief Writing, Utah State Bar, April 26, 2012
Mediation Process for Difficult Clients, Utah Association for Justice, September 8, 2011
Litigation Personal Injury Claims: Tips for Effective Arbitration and Mediation, Utah
Association for Justice, October 28, 2010
Arbitration Provision in Contracts, Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court, April 15, 2010
When to Mediate, Sponsor: Utah Association of Justice, September 17, 2009
Legal Writing for Lawyers, Sponsor: Utah State Bar, June 2, 2009
Learn from the Pros – Mediation, Sponsor: Utah Association for Justice, June 13, 2007,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Auto Courses: A Crash Course – Arbitration and Mediation, Sponsor: Utah Association
for Justice, April 25, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Brain Injury Conference, Preparation and Trial of the Defense Case, Sponsor: Utah
Trial Lawyers Association, March 9, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Strategies and Techniques in Using Mediation and
Arbitration, Sponsor: Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court, February 17, 2005
Issues in Mediation and Settlement of Disputes Where Insurance is Involved, Utah
State Bar, Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury, June 17, 2004
Breaking Developments in the Treatment and Trial of Brain Injury Cases, Sponsor: Utah
Trial Lawyers Association and The Brain Injury Association of Utah, March 27 & 28,
2003, Salt Lake City, Utah
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jury Instructions and Attorney Conducted Voir Dire,
Sponsor: Utah Trial Lawyers Association, October 20, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah
Practical Legal Ethics in Utah: Issues and Answers, Sponsor: National Business
Institute, September 22, 1998, Salt Lake City, Utah
How to Deal with Aggressive Plaintiff Attorneys in a First Party Bad-Faith Case,
Sponsor: Utah Defense Association, October 31, 1997, Deer Valley, Utah
How to Pick, Evaluate and Negotiate a Successful Settlement of a Tort Case Including
Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sponsor: Lorman Business Center, Inc., July 9,
1993, Salt Lake City, Utah
Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Utah, Sponsor: National Business Institute, Inc., May 11,
1993, Salt Lake City, Utah
Legal Analysis, Biophysics and Red Flags in Low Speed Automobile Accidents from a
Defense Perspective, Sponsor: UCA, March 20, 1993, Salt Lake City, Utah
Personal Injury Claims, Sponsor: Professional Education Systems, Inc., October 16, 1992,
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Business of Podiatry, Sponsor: OUM Group, October 29 & 30, 1988, Salt Lake City,
Stroke, TIA and Other Complications Resulting from Cervical Manipulation, Sponsor:
Olympic Underwriting and Harbor Pacific Insurance Company, 1984, Bellevue,


Youthlinc, Board of Directors, 2017- Present
Youthlinc, Mentor Kingdom of Cambodia 2014
Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra, CEO, 2005-2008
Nova Chamber Music Series, Board Member, 1995-2000
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
Alumni Association Board Member, 1990-95
District Chief, District XXXV, 1981-85
Alumni Association Treasurer, 1980-81
Judge Pro Tem, Salt Lake County Small Claims Court, 1979
KUED Public Advisory Council, 1978-79
Missionary Service Hong Kong, China 1970-72

Paul H. Matthews
Utah Arbitration and Mediation
1722 S. Sugarhouse Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
(801) 355-7007 (Office)
(801) 541-7414 (Cell)

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