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Joe Huggins, Partner

Joe Huggins is an accomplished Utah lawyer concentrating in real estate matters, accidents and personal injury attorney with 35 years of litigation experience. He is a founder and partner of Huggins & Maxwell, Attorneys at Law. Previously, Mr. Huggins was Managing Director at Huggins & Associates, LLP.

Mr. Huggins completed his undergraduate studies at Weber State University in 1978, earning a foreign language Bachelor of Arts degree with a Minor in Political Science. After working for a Fortune 500 computer firm for a short time during the beginning of the high tech boom of the 70's, Mr. Huggins enrolled in the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, from which he graduated in 1982 with a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Huggins was admitted to the Nevada and Utah State Bars shortly thereafter.

Since beginning his professional practice in 1982, Mr. Huggins has established himself as both an exceptional trial attorney and trusted counselor. Clients have remarked in the past how his legal representation has helped resolve ancillary matters in addition to the legal issues for which he was hired. In truth it is merely a reflection of Mr. Huggins’ approach to the practice of law—to serve clients with the thoughtfulness and compassion they deserve.

The core of Mr. Huggins’ professional practice is personal injury litigation, which includes medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. His history of proven results as a Salt Lake City accidents attorney is unmistakable. But Mr. Huggins is an equally talented settlement negotiator as he is a trial attorney. He has negotiated multi-million dollar out of court settlements and won substantial verdicts. He has also won appeals at the Utah and Nevada Supreme Court.

In addition to his success as a Salt Lake accidents and personal injury attorney, Mr. Huggins is an established real estate, business, and commercial law trial lawyer and appellate advocate. He has been a panel attorney in federal court under the Criminal Justice Act for over 20 years.

Mr. Huggins is involved in a number of professional organizations including the Utah Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Admitted:

  • Nevada State Bar, 1991
  • Utah State Bar, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

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Memberships:

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Languages:

  • English
  • German

 

 

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Kristine Maxwell, Partner

Kristine Maxwell is a trusted Salt Lake City accidents and personal injury attorney with 15 years of litigation experience. She is a partner at Huggins & Maxwell, Attorneys at Law. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Maxwell spent more than ten years with the Utah Attorney General’s Office operating at the highest levels of law and politics. When she is not practicing law today, Ms. Maxwell remains clued in on local community and statewide government affairs, interests doubtlessly held over from her earlier career in the public sector.

Ms. Maxwell earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2000 from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in Provo, Utah. She was admitted to the Utah State Bar later that same year. In 2006, Ms. Maxwell was also admitted to the Nevada State Bar.

In the 15 years since beginning her professional practice, Ms. Maxwell has established herself as a proven trial attorney with a history of demonstrated success. Her leadership has helped many clients throughout Las Vegas and parts Utah prevail in their legal matters. Her biggest accomplishment though may be her unwavering commitment to client care. Ms. Maxwell makes a deliberate effort to provide clients with the personalized attention and accommodation they deserve. Many past clients have remarked on how considerate she was of their needs, a quality that differentiates Ms. Maxwell from other Salt Lake City accident and personal injury attorneys.

Ms. Maxwell’s primary practice area is Salt Lake County and Las Vegas personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. She has represented both plaintiffs and doctors and other medical professionals in medical malpractice cases, a feature that distinguishes her from other Salt Lake City and Las Vegas accident attorneys. Having been on both sides of the dispute, Ms. Maxwell is well versed in the details of medical malpractice litigation and settlement negotiation.

Aside from her personal injury trial practice, Ms. Maxwell is also an accomplished real estate attorney. She has negotiated and handled multiple commercial and residential real estate transactions throughout her 12 years of practice. One such transaction overseen by Ms. Maxwell involved a high stakes real estate purchase in a Bureau of Land Management auction. The property was bought with Ms. Maxwell’s assistance for $23,000,000.

Admitted:

  • Nevada State Bar, 2006
  • Utah State Bar, 2000

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Languages:

  • English
  • German