March 26, 2009

Edwin C. (Ted) Barnes

Edwin C. (Ted) Barnes Portrait

Salt Lake City Office

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Utah (1978)


Edwin C. (Ted) Barnes
Vice President, Shareholder and Director, and Management Committee Member

A skilled orator, Mr. Barnes has argued numerous cases before the Utah Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court, and the 10th Circuit. He represents clients in various types of litigation, specializing in real property, construction, water, and employment law matters. He also serves as a mediator for construction disputes.

Mr. Barnes has been actively involved in resolving construction disputes since the mid-1980’s. He has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in claims involving differing site conditions, change order disputes, acceleration and delay claims, construction defects, and early termination of contracts. Often, these claims have involved significant critical path and other schedule impact analyses.

He has acted as lead counsel in construction trials and arbitration hearings lasting from one-half day to six weeks and has been retained on multiple occasions by the State of Utah to first investigate and report on complex construction disputes and then conduct evaluative mediation of those disputes. He has also successfully conducted private construction mediations and has taught seminars in the area of design-build construction. Lately, Mr. Barnes has been defending large-scale construction defect claims involving allegations of water intrusion in multi-unit condominium projects.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah College of Law (1978)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Utah (1975)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court: District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Tenth Circuit

Government Service

  • Judicial Clerk, Judge Bruce S. Jenkins, U.S. District Court, District of Utah (1978–79)

Awards and Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers; Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Business Litigation, Construction
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

  • “Utah Construction Law Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Apr. 25, 2001)
  • “Utah Construction Law Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Apr. 26, 2000)
  • “Design-Build Seminar”, Lorman Education Services (Oct. 14, 1999)

Honorary Fraternities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Alpha Theta