Matthew M. Cannon

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For more than a decade, Matt has been prosecuting and defending commercial litigation matters across the state of Utah and across the United States. His experience includes numerous appeals at both the state and federal level, with Matt being admitted to the Court of Appeals in the Fifth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits. He has handled a wide variety of general litigation matters, and has particular interest and experience in construction law, antitrust and trade regulation law, intellectual property law, and government relations and election law.

Mr. Cannon has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in Commercial Litigation and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers (2010, 2012-2016) in the categories of Business Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation. Mr. Cannon has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2010-2012, 2014, 2016-2020).

Mr. Cannon joined Ray Quinney & Nebeker after completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Paul G. Cassell at the United States District Court for the District of Utah.

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J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., 2006

  • magna cum laude
  • Senior Editor, BYU Law Review

Southern Utah University, B.A., English & Political Science, 2001

  • summa cum laude
  • National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame National Scholar-Athlete

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section

Prior Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to Honorable Paul G. Cassell, United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2006-07

Publications / Presentations

  • Mending a Monumental Mountain: Resolving Two Critical Circuit Splits Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for the Sake of Logic, Unity, and Mentally Disabled, 2006 BYU L. REV. 529

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Utah State Supreme Court, 2006
United States District Court, District of Utah, 2006
United States Supreme Court, 2019
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit