J. David Nelson
Dave Nelson is a founding partner of Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C. He is
registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a
member of the arbitrator panel for the American Arbitration Association.
His practice includes; Personal Injury including Automobile Accidents, Medical
Malpractice, Product Liability, and Work-Related Accidents; Intellectual Property
including the Preparation of new Patent, Trademark, Servicemark, and Copyright
Applications, Ongoing Maintenance of Registered Patents and Trademarks, Assistance
in Designing Artwork for New Patents, Preparation of Specifications for New Patents;
Construction Law including Preparation and Filing of Liens, Litigation, Contracts and
Representing General Contractors and Subcontractors in Claim Disputes; Business Law
including Litigation, Contract Preparation, Claims and Disputes; Licensed Professional
Engineer; and prior Engineer for NASA.
Denver C. Snuffer Jr.
Denver Snuffer received his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at
Brigham Young University in 1980. He was a Senior Editor for the Journal of Legal Studies
while a law student, publishing an article on Types of Zones in the Summary of Utah Real
Property Law. He was also the Assistant Editor of the Clark Memorandum.
He was appointed to the Ad Hoc Organizing Committee for the US Inns of Court, serving
with law school dean Rex Lee, US District Court Judge A. Sherman Christensen, Ninth
Circuit Court Judge J. Clifford Wallace, US Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger,
classmate and former congressman Bill Orton, and classmate Michael Eldredge.
He is admitted to practice in the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit, US Court of Federal Claims, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court for
Arizona, US District Court for Utah, and the Utah Supreme Court. Founding partner of this
law firm, Mr. Snuffer has litigated cases for thirty--five years before State, Federal,
Administrative and Arbitration proceedings.
He served the bar as an editor for the Utah Bar Journal eleven years, was a member of
the Continuing Legal Education Committee, chairman of an ethics panel for the Utah
Ethics Committee for six years, and assisted lawyers in need for several years as part of
the Lawyers Helping Lawyers program of the Utah State Bar Association.
He has taught Continuing Legal Education courses on Discovery, Negotiations and
Ethics. He also taught night classes on business management, law and negotiations for
the University of Phoenix for five years.
Robert D. Dahle
Robert D. Dahle is a founding partner and the firm president of Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle &
His practice areas include extensive experience in Personal Injury including Automobile
Accidents, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Work-Related/Industrial Accidents,
and Slip and Fall cases; Estate Planning including Preparation of Revocable and
Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorney, Family Limited Partnerships, and Living Wills;
Business Law including Preparation of Articles of Incorporation, Obtaining Tax
Identification Numbers and Assisting in the Creation of a New Business or the Dissolution
of an Existing Business.
Mark L. Poulsen
Mark L. Poulsen is a senior partner of Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C. and has
been since August 1999. Prior to this, he was a partner with Walstad & Babcock.
Mr. Poulsen's past practices and firms were focused almost exclusively on surety and
construction law and related litigation. As an attorney in private practice, he has
represented numerous owners, prime-contractors, subcontractors, developers and
sureties, regarding issues of construction law, development law, surety law, project
financing, contract drafting and claims defense before State and Federal courts, trial,
arbitration panels and appellate courts.
Mr. Poulsen was previously employed as a vice-president at a surety company. He
received his J.D. degree from the Willamette University College of Law in Salem,
Oregon, where he was a member of the Law Review.
Mr. Poulsen is a member of the Illinois and Utah State Bars, panel member of the
American Arbitration Association, a member of the Construction and Surety Law
Sections of the ABA, a member of the Surety Association of Utah and a member of the
Associated Builders and Contractors, and numerous other local construction
Daniel B. Garriott
Daniel B. Garriott is a partner at Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C. He has practiced
with the firm since 2002.
During his career, he has maintained a varied practice including civil litigation,
corporate, domestic, personal injury, appellate, contract, immigration, estate planning
and business planning matters.
Mr. Garriott earned his J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he was
executive editor of the Across Borders International Law Journal, and a member of the
Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court team. Mr. Garriott is a graduate of the University of Utah. Mr.
Garriott speaks Spanish.
Steven R. Paul
Steven R. Paul is a partner at Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C. He joined the firm in
2008. During his legal career, Mr. Paul has maintained a varied practice including
personal injury, medical malpractice, general civil litigation, contract disputes,
corporate organization and dispute resolution, civil and criminal appeals, bankruptcy,
estate planning and immigration.
Mr. Paul obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah, graduating in
1991. He attended Willamette University College of Law where he earned his J.D. in
1995. Mr. Paul speaks Spanish.
Joshua D. Egan
Joshua D. Egan is an Associate Attorney of Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle and Poulson. Mr.
Egan relocated to Utah to join the firm in 2015.
Prior to his move, he practiced in civil and criminal law in Arizona since 2013. Mr. Egan
has defended insurance companies and their insureds matters related to personal
injury, construction defect, premises liability, coverage analysis and litigation.
Mr. Egan also served as a Deputy County Attorney with Maricopa County Attorney's
Office where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony matters, including impaired
driving, drug possession, and crimes against persons and property.
Mr. Egan earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University with an emphasis in
criminal law. While in law school, Mr. Egan worked as law clerk with the U.S. Attorney's
Office - Criminal Division in the District of Arizona and as an authorized law student
practitioner with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office - Family Violence Bureau.
His scholarly work included drafting model legislation for evidentiary admission of a
minor defendant's prior abuse in homicide cases. He also served as a student
ambassador for the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
Mr. Egan is licensed to practice law in the states of Arizona and Utah.