M. Tanner Clagett, Esq.
Utah State Bar
Colorado State Bar
If It’s Not Mixed-Income, It Won’t Be Transit Oriented: Ensuring Our Future Developments Are Equitable & Promote Transit, Transp. L. J., Vol. 41, 1, 2014
Tanner Clagett a dashing Midwestern transplant with a penchant for ribs and rugged mountains.
Tanner is a litigation associate with Hepworth|Murray. Tanner’s focuses include various civil litigation and discrimination issues, as well as personal injury claims and contract disputes. He also handles constitutional issues and criminal defense matters. Tanner has secured large paydays for his clients—both in and out of court—for tort and injury claims, including defamation of character. He has also had substantial success litigating against governmental entities on behalf of his clients’ constitutional rights.
Tanner takes great efforts to bring civility and empathy to often heated issues, but he remains a dogged advocate. He has argued dozens of hearings in court, and has successfully defended clients at trial from serious and contentious litigation. During law school, he worked with Judge F. Stephen Collins of Colorado’s 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy with a Minor in English & Creative Writing from Kansas State University.
In addition to being an advocate for victims of various civil wrongs and those charged with crimes, Tanner has a strong academic interest in environmental issues. He received a J.D. Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy, and during law school, he served as president of the Land Use Law Society. He has worked with the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, and has studied Law & Environmental Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was published as the lead article in the 2014 Transportation Law Journal.
Tanner is an avid skier, cyclist, and climber. He is an active member of the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, the American Alpine Club, and the Access Fund.