Barbara L. Maw P.C.
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Phone: 435-640-7270

About the Firm

In 1992, the Firm was established as an Insurance Defense Firm involving both general and complex litigation; with a special interest in litigation of a scientific and/or technical nature. Specifically, handling the defense of medical malpractice claims, personal injury (ranging from the simple auto to complex environmental issues), product liability actions, toxic torts, construction defects, employment law, fraud, insurance coverage issues and breach of contract and bad faith claims.

Over the years the Firm has maintained and continues to maintain its Insurance Defense Practice representing multiple insurance companies and self-insured’s. The Firm’s practice has expanded to include Plaintiff’s Personal Injury work and contract actions. Most recently the Firm has become more involved with patient healthcare issues, such as insurance coverage, denial of benefits, ERISA claims, informed consent and other related areas.

The Firm is also involved in issues pertaining to the Elderly. These can include: consumer fraud, age discrimination, healthcare issues, nursing home abuse and general business litigation.

About the Founder

Ms. Maw founded the Firm in 1992 as an Insurance Defense Firm, handling general and complex litigation and litigation of a scientific and technical nature. Since that time, the Firm has become more involved in Elder and Healthcare Law.

Prior to forming this Firm, Ms. Maw spent nine years with Strong & Hanni, a mid-size Insurance Defense Firm, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was a shareholder. While there, she represented many insurance carriers and the insureds, in complex litigation matters.

Because of her background in biochemistry, Ms. Maw is very well suited to handle cases that involve health and environmental issues, toxic torts and any litigation of a scientific and/or technical nature.

Ms. Maw worked as a research biochemist from 1976-1983, at both Columbia and Rockefeller Universities in New York City. She also worked as a biochemical consultant for various private industries dealing with regulatory compliance and performing evaluations and analysis of the environmental and health effects of various chemical compounds. In the late 1980’s she was employed with U.S. Steel Corporation where she established and maintained programs addressing worker health, environmental and safety issues and the handling and disposal of toxic chemicals.

Bar Admissions

1983, Utah
1988, California


Golden Gate University (J.D. 1982).
Tulane University (Chemistry, 1975-1976).
Colorado State University (B.S. Biological Sciences 1975).


Utah Supreme Court, Judicial Extern., Honorable I. Daniel Stewart (May 1982-January 1983)


Various Environmental and Chemical publications. (Provided on request).

Opinions from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal District Court of Appeals for the District of Utah, Utah Supreme and Appellate Courts. (Provided on request).

Memberships & Committees

Arthritis Foundation
Celiac Foundation
Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis Foundation
Defense Research Institute
Park City Bar
Past Chairman, Utah Medical Malpractice Prelitigation Panel
Utah Defense Legal Association
Utah State Bar
Utah Supreme Court, New Lawyer Mentoring Program