Attorney Profiles

attorneysThe Attorneys at SMITH & GLAUSER offer over 40 years of personal and civil litigation experience. SMITH & GLAUSER also have a team of individuals on staff, many of whom have worked previously in the insurance or various related fields. The combined experience of our staff and our attorneys is one of the main reasons that SMITH & GLAUSER is one of Salt Lake City, Utah’s foremost law firms, proudly serving the insurance industry and its insureds.

Lowell V. Smith

Practice Areas: Insurance, Insurance Defense, Insurance Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury

lowell smith Lowell V. Smith is a founding shareholder of Smith & Glauser - recognized in Best Directory of Recommended Attorneys and Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Utah. Smith graduated from the University of Utah (B.A., 1973; J.D. 1977) and is admitted to Utah and Arizona State and Federal Courts; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He represents some of the nations largest insurance carriers and their insureds. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA - TIPS), Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA), and Defense Research Institute (DRI). He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a recommended insurance attorney by A.M. Best. Named by peers to the Utah Legal Elite sponsored by Utah Business Magazine 2006-2012. Recipient of 2009 Utah Defense Lawyers Association “Legacy” Award (Defense Lawyer of the Year). Named Mountain States Super Lawyers, Mountain States Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 - 2012; American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015 Top 100 Lawyers.

Born Salt Lake City, Utah, 1949 - University of Utah, B.A., 1973; University of Utah, J.D., 1977; Admitted to the Bar 1977, Utah and Arizona; Admitted to the U.S. District Courts, Districts of Utah and Arizona; Member American Bar Association, Utah State Bar Association, Salt Lake County Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA). Appellate Court Cases: State Farm v. Geary, 869 P.2d 952 (Utah Ct. Appeals 1994); Klatt v. Thomas, 788 P.2d 510 (Utah 1990); King v. Barron, 770 P.2d 975 (Utah 1988); Johnson v. Rogers, 763 P.2d 771 (1988); Massie v. Godfather's Pizza, 844 F.2d 1414 (10th Cir. 1988); S.S. v. State of Utah, 972 P.2d 439 (Utah 1998); and Utah Home Fire Ins. Co. v. Manning, 985 P.2d 243 (Utah 2000); Calhoun v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 96 P.3d 916, 2004 UT 56; Gray v. Sleep Inn, 2005 WL 3436924, 2005 UT App 542; Bear River Mut. Ins. Co. v. Williams, 153 P.3d 798, 2006 UT App 500; Asael Farr & Sons Co v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 193 P.3d 650, 2008 UT App 315; Otto v. Wixon, 1998 WL 1758242 (C.A. 1998); Metropolitan Property & Liability Ins. Co v. Finlayson, 766 P.2d 437 (Utah App. 1989)

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Richard K. Glauser

Practice Areas: Insurance, Insurance Defense, Insurance Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury

richard glauserRichard K. Glauser is a founding shareholder of Smith & Glauser. He has more than 33 years of civil trial work experience focusing on personal injury defense, property and casualty claims, coverage disputes, products liability, construction defects and fires. He has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and recommended insurance attorney by A.M. Best. Named by peers to the Utah Legal Elite sponsored by Utah Business Magazine; Mountain States Super Lawyers 2014, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015 Top 100 Lawyers. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah.

Born Salt Lake City, Utah, 1957 - University of Utah, B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) 1981; University of Utah, J.D. 1984; Admitted to the Bar 1984; Admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Utah. MEMBER: Defense Research Institute (DRI); Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA); Salt Lake County Bar Association and the Utah Trial Lawyers Association. Appellate Court Cases: S.S. v. State of Utah, 972 P.2d 439 (Utah 1 998); Middlestadt v. Industrial Comm'n, 852 1012(Ct. App. 1993); Gourdin v. Sharon's Cultural Educ. Recreational Ass'n., 845 P.2d 242 (Utah 1992); Klatt v. Thomas, 788 P.2d 510 (Utah 1990); Thurgood v. Thurgood, 728 P.2d 995 (Utah 1986).

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Albert W. Gray

Practice Areas: Insurance, Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation

albert grayAlbert W. Gray is a shareholder at Smith & Glauser. He has over 34 years experience as a lawyer and is currently licensed to practice law in both Utah and California. He has handled many jury trials, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals. His areas of concentration are primarily defending individuals who have been sued, personal injury defense, insurance coverage disputes and select plaintiff's personal injury cases. Named by peers to the Utah Legal Elite sponsored by Utah Business Magazine.

Born Burbank, California, 1952 - San Diego State University, B.A., 1979; University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1982; Admitted to California Bar, California District Court and U.S. District Court, 1983; Admitted to Utah Bar, 1992; MEMBER: Utah State Bar Association, Salt Lake County Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA), and American Trial Lawyers Association. LANGUAGES: Spanish. Appellate Court Cases: Tallman v. City of Hurricane, 985 P.2d 892 (Utah 1999); Thornock v. Jensen, 950 P.2d 441 (Utah Ct. App. 1997); and Walker v. U.S. General, Inc., 916 P.2d 903 (Utah 1996).

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Michael W. Wright

Practice Areas: Insurance, Insurance Defense, Insurance Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Construction Defect Law, Real Estate

michael wrightMichael W. Wright is a shareholder with Smith & Glauser. He is licensed to practice law in Utah and California. His practice areas include Insurance Law and Insurance Defense litigation. He has handled cases involving coverage disputes, automobile accidents, personal injury claims, and construction defects. Named by peers to the Utah Legal Elite sponsored by Utah Business Magazine.

Born Fresno, California, 1958, University of Utah, B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) 1986; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Kansai Gaidai - Osaka Japan; Marquette University (Graduate Fellow) 1986; UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1991; LANGUAGES: Japanese; MEMBER: Utah State Bar, California State Bar, and Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA). Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

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