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Epperson & Owens traces its roots to June 1, 1895, when brothers Samuel W. Stewart and Charles B. Stewart founded the Stewart & Stewart law firm in the first Utah “skyscraper” located on the corner of Main Street and First South in downtown Salt Lake City. The firm of Epperson & Owens, P.C. continues to occupy the fifth floor of the same building where the firm originated. David H. Epperson, who is a great grandson of Charles B. Stewart, serves as President and Senior Partner of this historic firm.

Through the succeeding years, the law firm of Stewart & Stewart prospered. Although the name of their law firm changed, the practice of law in the Stewart family continued.

The firm’s office building, constructed of local Kyune sandstone and brick, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It preserves the original stone, brick, and quarter sawn oak trim. Many of its original architectural elements have been painstakingly restored, helping to return the floor to its former beauty. Also preserved are the original Stewart law books, oak stack book cases, and early firm photographs.

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Samuel W. Stewart & Charles B. Stewart
(1895 Photo by C.R. Savage)

Second Century of Service
Founded 1895 as
STEWART & STEWART

Charles wrote in his journal:

June 1, 1895
Went in partners with Samuel at McCornick Block, Salt Lake City, Utah. Terms: Share half and pay expenses equally.” It was a humble beginning. Charles noted: “We had one desk for both and 20 volumes of law books.”

EPPERSON & OWENS

A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

10 West 100 South, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1566
Telephone: 801-983-9800
Fax: 801-983-9808
Website: eolawoffice.com

E-mails:
dhepperson@eolawoffice.com
sowens@eolawoffice.com
dcepperson@eolawoffice.com
kmurphy@eolawoffice.com
sepperson@eolawoffice.com
jegan@eolawoffice.com

General Insurance Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts, including Professional Malpractice, Professional Licensing, Product Liability, Insurance Defense, and Personal Injury

• AV (Highest) Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
• Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
• A.M. Best’s Directory of Recommended Attorneys

Earning the Trust of Our Clients

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McCornick (Crandall Building) 1907
Main Street & 1st South, Salt Lake City, Utah

Epperson & Owens represents many of the largest insurance carriers and healthcare providers doing business within the State of Utah. This specialty of the firm has a historic precedent, for in the late 1920s and early 1930s the firm began concentrating on insurance defense cases and continues to represent clients in cases of professional malpractice and liability, professional licensing, personal injury, and product liability.

Epperson & Owens is proud of its long Utah heritage, AV rating (the highest available), and inclusion in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” from Martindale-Hubbell, which reflects the firm’s competency and integrity. From its historic offices, the firm is poised for many more years of quality legal service to its clients.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

We are fortunate to have served many of the leading professional liability insurers, healthcare providers, and companies in America, including the following:

  • Misc. Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • The Doctor’s Company
  • Medical Protective
  • Emergency Physicians Integrated Care
  • CNA
  • MICA (Mutual Insurance Co. of Arizona)
  • PPM (Preferred Physicians Mutual)
  • Caronia
  • HealthSouth
  • AIG
  • Fireman’s Fund/Allianz
  • NCMIC
  • Florida Physicians
  • ACE USA
  • American Continental
  • Medicus
  • Premier Claims
  • Sedwick CMS
  • Intercare
  • Promise Hospital
  • U.S. Risk
  • Hanover
  • Lexington
  • CRC Health Group
  • First Professional
  • Gateway
  • Norcal Mutual
  • PHICO
  • Scottsdale
  • Uintah Basin Medical Center
  • Chubb Groub
  • Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Utah Orthopaedic Specialists
  • Zurich
  • Gunnison Hospital
  • Beaver Valley Hospital
  • Allied Professional
  • Western Litigation
  • Coram Healthcare
  • Salt Lake Curgical Center/SCA
  • HCR Manorcare
  • Shand Morahan & Co.
  • San Juan Health Service
  • Everest
  • Surgical Care Affiliates
  • CHG Healthcare
  • Podiatry Ins. Co. of America
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • Sprint/Nextel
  • ARUP
  • Uni-Ter Group
  • Coral Desert
  • Berkley Select
  • NAS Insurance
  • Attorney Protective