JAMES T. EGAN is a partner at Epperson & Owens. He joined the firm in February 2016 because of a longstanding interest in medicine and health care. His practice focuses on medical malpractice defense. He is experienced in each phase of a medical malpractice case and has helped defend multiple cases all the way to a defense verdict at trial. He also has experience with professional licensing and privileging cases.
As an undergraduate, James arranged health care policy debates around the country for a national nonprofit, worked with speech writers for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and spent a summer at a public health organization in India. He received bachelor’s degrees in English and Political Science from the University of Utah, where his thesis in literature received the “best thesis” award from the Honors College. At graduation, the College of Humanities selected him to speak at its convocation and honored him as the “exemplary student” of his graduating class.
James first worked for the firm as a law student before graduating magna cum laude from J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University) in 2014. He served as an associate editor for the school’s law review and two-year member of its Jessup International Moot Court team. As the school’s very first Nelson Galbraith Fellow, he spent his first 18 months as an attorney working on cases of potentially wrongful conviction with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center.