Julia D. Kyte joined Durham Jones & Pinegar on February 20, 2018, as a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Section.  Ms. Kyte’s practice focuses on health law with significant additional experience in governmental entity defense. She is a member of the Utah and Washington State Bar associations.

Todd Leishman, President said “We are pleased to welcome Julia to the Firm. She will complement our market-leading litigation group by adding her established practice representing professionals in proceedings before the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. She is active in the community and we look forward to her ongoing involvement and leadership in that setting.”

Kyte has successfully represented physicians and health care providers or entities in licensing matters involving the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (“DOPL”), medical malpractice or negligence cases in both Federal and State Court and privileging matters at numerous hospitals across the State of Utah. In addition, she has assisted with health care contract reviews, insurance paneling, appeals and credentialing matters. She has represented a broad range of licensed professionals before the Department of Commerce, as well as, acting as a Patient Care Ombudsman pursuant to appointment by the Bankruptcy Court.

Kyte’s experience includes the defense of law enforcement personnel and governmental entities.   As lead or second chair trial counsel, Ms. Kyte has obtained unanimous jury verdicts in favor of law enforcement officers.  She has submitted briefs to the Utah State and Appellate Courts, in addition to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, that have resulted in favorable outcomes for the governmental persons or entities involved.

Kyte said “I am delighted to join the firm and I look forward to providing my clients with greater support and breadth of services available at Durham Jones & Pinegar.”