Matt Moscon is managing partner of the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He is past chair
of the firm-wide Litigation practice group and of the Products Liability and Toxic
Torts section in that group. Matt practices before state and federal trial courts,
appellate courts, and administrative agencies. He is admitted to practice before all
Utah state and federal courts, the Federal District Court of Arizona, and the Ninth
and Tenth circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. Matt is also admitted to
practice before the United States Tax Court and frequently appears before the Utah
State Public Service Commission. Matt has a general litigation practice, though he
has particular expertise in energy, regulatory and land use disputes.
Matt has been involved in a broad array of energy-related matters. For instance, he
has been lead counsel in general rate case proceedings in Idaho, Utah, and
Wyoming; has tried certificate proceedings in Utah and Wyoming; has litigated
deferred accounting and balancing account cases for utilities in Utah and Wyoming;
and tried numerous environmental matters surrounding the need or prudence of
environmental upgrades at power plants in both Utah and Wyoming.
In addition, Matt has tried PURPA and related cases surrounding must-buy and
qualified-facility disputes pertaining to wind farms in Montana and Wyoming, and
has been lead counsel in net-metering and distributed generation disputes in Utah.
Matt has been lead litigation counsel or has acted as a consultant to utilities and
investor groups pertaining to wildfires allegedly caused by utilities, including the
Camp Fire, the Solimar Fire, the Woodhollow Fire, and the Maria Fire.
Matt obtained a multi-million-dollar judgment on behalf of a major pipeline company
based on construction related costs for one of America’s largest natural gas
pipelines. Matt has acted as lead counsel on several matters involving utility owned
coal mines ranging from penalty appeals to wrongful death claims.
Finally, Matt has broad experience both advising and litigating disputes surrounding
the citing and development of major transmission lines, including but not limited to
the Mona-Oquirrh, Populus-Terminal, Gateway South, and Evanston-Silvercreek
lines, among others.
Matt’s product liability work has included defending manufacturers of masks and
respirators, numerous pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, makers
of electrical products, and several companies alleged to have made asbestoscontaining
His construction and development experience includes being lead counsel to the
joint venture that built Salt Lake City’s light rail system, assisting the developers of
the Kimball Junction Shopping Center near Park City, Utah, and being lead counsel
in a series of lawsuits surrounding the development and construction of the
Eagleridge Tennis and Swim Club, and subsequent landslide that damaged that
facility, among others.
Matt’s real estate-related litigation has included being lead litigation counsel to the
developers of a $500 million hospital complex in Murray, Utah, and representing
condemning authorities and landowners in numerous condemnation disputes,
including highways, substations, power lines and other related issues. For instance,
Matt successfully handled a first-of-kind case surrounding the ability of a utility to
condemn state trust lands.
Matt was formerly an associate at Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy (1994-
1998), and a law clerk to Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court