Sophisticated Trial And Appellate Advocacy
I am Barney Gesas, an experienced trial lawyer with extensive experience in civil litigation and appeals, namely in the areas of complex business litigation and litigation involving real estate and land use.
My nearly five decades of experience enable me to get to the heart of the conflict and strategize accordingly to put my clients in the best position for a favorable resolution. Wherever possible, the goal is to resolve conflicts out of court to save time and expense, but I approach every case as if I will be arguing before a judge or jury.
Civil Litigation In Utah And The Western U.S.
Based in Salt Lake City, I have litigated cases across the Intermountain West, representing individuals, businesses and government entities. I have served in various capacities including lead plaintiff counsel, defense co-counsel, outside regional counsel, court-appointed special counsel and special assistant attorney general. In 40-plus years of courtroom experience, I have litigated many matters from both sides, a valuable perspective that works to your advantage.
I welcome complex, arcane and high-stakes cases. My resume as a civil litigator includes but is not limited to:
- Eminent domain and inverse condemnation
- Regulatory violations
- Real estate litigation
- Commercial landlord-tenant
- Land use and zoning (commercial, industrial, agricultural)
- Construction and development law
- Business litigation
- Public utilities disputes
- Estate litigation
- Product liability and mass torts defense
- Civil fraud lawsuits
Capable Advocacy In Civil Appeals
You may have legal remedies if you experienced an unfavorable result at trial. An appeal requires evidence that you were denied a fair trial or due process in a civil trial or regulatory proceeding. If you believe the judge erred or your prior attorney was ineffective, I can examine the trial record to gauge whether you have viable grounds for appeal. I have experience in state and federal appellate representation, including arguments before the Utah Court of Appeals.
Sound Advice And Strong Representation
I believe in close communication and consultation with my clients so that they can make informed decisions about the costs and risks of litigation. I provide a free one-hour consultation to discuss your legal matter and how I might be of service. I offer flat fee, hourly or blended rates, with flexible payment plans, so that you take prompt action to protect your legal and financial interests.