Edward B. Havas

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah

Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas
Edward B. Havas
Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Aviation & Aerospace, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Utah since: 1981

Education: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023
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Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas

36 South State Street
Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Visit website


Attorney Edward B. Havas is a founding member and president of Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Havas has achieved remarkable success over the course of his nearly 40 years in practice, and he provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the greater Salt Lake City area and all across the state who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Havas has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, aviation accidents, construction and industrial accidents, medical malpractice, oil, gas and mining accidents, defective products and other preventable tragedies. From his success, he has earned lifetime memberships in both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, and he has received numerous awards and honors from his peers.

Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Havas holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as one of the Nation's Top 1% of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Moreover, The National Trial Lawyers has named him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, and Lawdragon Inc. named him a Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer. He has also earned a Legal Elite designation as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, which bestowed him with the Lawyer of the Year award in 2012 and 2018.

Mr. Havas is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, and he has served as vice president of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. He is also active with various other local, state and national legal organizations, and he is an emeritus member of the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence.

A 1979 cum laude graduate of Weber State University, Mr. Havas obtained his Juris Doctor from Utah College of Law in 1981, where he graduated from the Order of the Coif. He holds his admission to practice before all state and federal courts in Utah, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Along with being an attorney, Mr. Havas is also an instrument-rated pilot, and he supports his local community though his involvement with the Utah Arts Festival, where he has served as chair of its board of directors.

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Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Aviation and Aerospace, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Aviation, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Aviation and Aerospace
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Utah

Professional Webpage: https://www.dkowlaw.com/attorneys/item/20-edward-b-havas

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. 10th Circuit, 1981
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Utah
  • Past President and Member, Board of Governors, Utah Association for Justice (formerly Utah Trial Lawyers Association); Member and Past President, Watkiss-Sutherland II Inn of Court; Emeritus Member, Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence
Educational Background:
  • Weber State University, B.S. Political Science, cum laude, 1979
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, Medical Malpractice and Injury Cases
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Chair, The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, Medical Malpractice Pre-Litigation Screening Panel
  • Chair, Utah Arts Festival’s Board of Directors
  • Emeritus Member, Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee, Rules of Evidence
  • Vice President, The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
  • Volunteer Judge pro tem, Salt Lake City Justice Court (Small Claims Dept.); Past Chair/member of Emeritus Board, Utah Arts Festival
  • Salt Lake City’s Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and again in 2018, Best Lawyers in America
  • Member, Order of the Coif Legal Honor Society, University of Utah College of Law
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Utah’s Legal Elite
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer
  • Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Office location for Edward B. Havas

36 South State Street
Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-533-0400


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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