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Lena Daggs

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Lena Daggs is a partner with Cutt, Kendell & Olson. She represents injured victims in personal injury cases, including products liability, medical malpractice, catastrophic auto and trucking accidents, sexual assault, and premises liability cases.

While at Cutt, Kendell & Olson, she has obtained significant recoveries for her clients, including a $7.05 million medical malpractice jury verdict for the wrongful death of an 88 year old man in 2022. Ms. Daggs has years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice, and knows the intricacies of successfully pursuing and resolving complex medical negligence cases, including brain injuries, medication overdose, surgical errors, and failures to diagnose, to name a few.

Ms. Daggs is truly passionate about helping victims of negligence obtain justice. Ms. Daggs prides herself on her approachability and empathy with clients. She not only fights to obtain justice for them, but is also by their side, providing counsel and support every step of the way.

Ms. Daggs attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and graduated with High Honors in 2011. Ms. Daggs was on the Utah Law Review, received the CALI Award for Constitutional Law and Federal Income Tax, and was a William Leary Scholar. She was also on the National Trial Advocacy Team, and competed at the regional competition in California. Ms. Daggs was also a Traynor Moot Court Semi-Finalist.

Ms. Daggs is licensed to practice law in Utah, and is a member of the Utah Association for Justice as well as the American Association for Justice. Ms. Daggs was the chair of the Utah Association for Justice Women’s Caucus in 2022, and is on several committees with the Women Lawyers of Utah.

Outside of work, Ms. Daggs enjoys spending time with her young son. She also enjoys the outdoors, including hiking, camping, boating, and everything in between. She is an avid animal lover and will go out of her way to help an animal in need. Ms. Daggs was originally born in former Yugoslavia and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was nine years old.

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2022

Our Clients Come First

  • I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson.

    - Victor Lopez
  • Eric and Lena were diligent and successful in obtaining the best outcome possible for me.

    - Darcey Wilde
Jordan P. Kendell

Our Featured Case Results 

  • Truck Accident Verdict $16,400,000

    Jury verdict awarded for an 11-year-old boy whose family was killed in a car accident with an out-of-control semitrailer.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict $14,500,000

    Jury verdict for a premature baby that suffered an anemic shock episode, which resulted in a serious and permanent brain injury.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Settlement $13,500,000

    Young woman paralyzed in a rollover accident.

  • Product Liability Settlement $12,500,000

    Woman suffered a brain injury in an accident that happened after a tire failed and the vehicle rolled off the freeway.

  • Workplace Accident Settlement $4,250,000

    Settlement for premature delivery of a baby boy in result of an accident involving his mother at the warehouse where she worked.

  • Legal Malpractice Settlement $3,000,000

    Settlement on behalf of four adult males who were the victims of legal malpractice committed by a large Salt Lake City law firm.

  • Product Liability Resulting in Severe 3rd Degree Burns $2,690,000

    Claim involving a camping product manufactured by an international company.

  • Negligent Operation of Waste Disposal Vehicle $2,500,000

    Client suffered permanent injuries to left arm that limited function.

  • Semi-Truck Negligence $2,500,000

    Rear-end collision when the operator of a semi-truck failed to stop on I-15.

  • Kayaking Accident Verdict $2,400,000

    Jury verdict for the death of two kayakers on the Jordan River. Our firm found the West Jordan City government partially negligent for the accident.

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