Kamie F. Brown
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Kamie F. Brown is a shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Section.  She has extensive experience representing a wide range of manufacturers, distributors and insurers in product liability and commercial litigation matters.  She serves as litigation counsel for various corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, in a variety of settings, including high-profile, mass tort cases in various jurisdictions across the country.  Ms. Brown has handled multi-district litigation arising from transportation accidents; the defense of product liability actions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters, tobacco, asbestos, chemicals, electrical equipment, children’s products and industrial equipment; insurance coverage and contract disputes; and the defense of consumer protection actions.

Ms. Brown has been recognized in Chambers USA in Litigation: General Commercial. She is included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America©  2021 in Commercial Litigation. She maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics.  Ms. Brown is regularly voted by her peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published by Utah Business Magazine.  Ms. Brown assisted the Product Liability Subcommittee of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions drafting revised jury instructions for product liability cases.  Ms. Brown has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers for many years in the categories of Top 50 Women, Personal Injury Products: Defense and Rising Star. She has also been recognized as one of Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch.

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Education


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 1999

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • BYU Law Review, Lead Note and Comment Editor
  • Trial Advocacy Board A.H. Christensen Award for Excellence in Legal Advocacy

Southern Utah University, B.S., Political Science and English, 1995

  • Summa Cum Laude

Affiliations / Memberships


  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Air and Space Law Section, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Litigation Section)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Defense Research Institute (Drug and Device Section, Product Liability Section)
  • A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Justitia

Prior Professional Experience


  • Partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP, Salt Lake City Office
  • Judicial Extern, Utah Supreme Court, Justice I. Daniel Stewart
  • Judicial Extern, United States District Court, District of Utah, Judge J. Thomas Greene
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Legislative Assistant/Correspondent, Congressman James V. Hansen
  • Staff Assistant, Senator Robert F. Bennett, Southern Utah

Professional and Civic Activity


  • Board Member, Fight the New Drug, (February 2020-present)
  • President, Corner Canyon Youth Lacrosse, (March 2018-January 2021)
  • President, The Road Home Board of Trustees (2013-2014); Past-President (2014-2015); President-Elect (2012-2013); Secretary (2009-2011)
  • Chair, Administration Committee (2011-2012); Member, Services Committee, The Road Home Shelter (2006-2015)
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Volunteer in Child Custody Disputes
  • Volunteer Attorney Instructor, High School Teaching Program
  • Volunteer Judge, Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Competitions
  • Volunteer, Holy Cross Ministries

Publications / Presentations


  • Featured on “Wingtips” Podcast, Defense Research Institute’s Aviation Law Committee, March 2, 2021
  • Defense Research Institute, "Defending a Hull Loss Claim", For The Defense Magazine (December 2017)
  • Featured, Attorney at Law Magazine, Women in Law, Volume 2, No. 3, pp. 18-19 (Summer 2014)
  • Speaker, Altria 2011 Diversity Roundtable, Richmond, Virginia (June 2011)
  • Speaker, Outside Counsel’s Litigation Wish List, Utah State Bar Corporate Counsel Section (May 2011)
  • Speaker, Litigating the Hull Loss Claim, SMU Air Law Symposium (February 2010)
  • Speaker, Understanding the Science Behind Your Case: A Primer on Pharmacology for Litigators, ABA Litigation Section; Current Issues in Pharmaceutical Litigation & Policy (November 2007)
  • Utah Wilderness Issues: Secretary Babbitt’s Re-Inventory Initiative and Congressman Hansen’s Bill to Amend the Antiquities Act, American Bar Association Public Lands and Land Use Committee Newsletter (January 2000)
  • San Rafael Preservation Bill, American Bar Association Public Lands and Land Use Committee Newsletter (May 2000)
  • Parent Corporation Liability for Subsidiary Violations Under § 107 of CERCLA: Responding to United States v. Cordova Chemical Co. , 1998 BYU Law Review 265 (1998)

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Admitted to Practice -  

Utah Bar, 1999
Utah Supreme Court, 1999
United States District Court, District of Utah, 1999
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2009