Kevin Gardner


Kevin S. Gardner is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice.

Mr. Gardner is licensed to practice in Utah. His practice includes personal injury defense, construction defects, and property and casualty claims, including fires. Mr. Gardner's professional experience includes service as in-house counsel to a commercial property developer, in-house counsel to an insurance carrier, hearing officer for the Utah Board of Equalization (property tax appeals), panel chairman for the Utah Department of Commerce (pre-litigation hearings) and as an appeals officer for a healthcare company.

Mr. Gardner also speaks Spanish.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Products Liability
  • First Party Property
  • Construction

Additional Experience




U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, District of Utah


  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association (UDLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Professional Presentations

Indemnification Provisions in Construction Contracts, National Business Institute, October 2018.


Pepperdine University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1985

Snow College, Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1982

Published Opinions

  • Berhanu v. Metzger, 15 Cal.Rptr. 2d 191, 12 Cal.App. 4th 445 (Cal. Ct. App. 1992).
  • Asael Farr & Sons Company v. Truck Insurance Exchange, 2008 UT App. 315, 193 P.3d 650.


Utah Dispute Resolution, mediator certification.

Foreign Languages


Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Board of Directors, Housing Corporation of America, which facilitates the construction of low income housing, 2009-2015
  • Volunteer missionary, Argentina 1976-1978
  • Volunteer, Boys Scouts of America, 1999-2003