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Matthew O'Connor

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Matt O’Connor joined Cutt, Kendell & Olson as a law clerk in 2019 and stayed on as an associate attorney after graduating from law school. He practices almost exclusively in plaintiff personal injury cases, including product liability, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and general negligence.

Matt attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and graduated with High Honors in 2021. At the University of Utah Matt was on the Utah Law Review, he received the CALI Award for the highest grade in Health Law, Advanced Legal Research and Toxic Torts, and the Stephen Pierre Traynor Legal Writing Award.

Matt is licensed to practice law in Utah and is a member of the Utah Association for Justice.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys running, skiing, and rock climbing in the Wasatch Mountains.

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admission

  • Utah State Bar, 2021


  • University of New Hampshire, B.S., 2009
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2021.

Professional Membership

  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Association for Justice

Professional Speaking Events

  • “The Rules of Evidence”, Utah Paralegal Division Annual Convention, June 20, 2021

Our Clients Come First

  • Margie Coles was wonderful and hardworking. This firm's performance on my behalf was definitely 5 stars, from the receptionist to the name partner who represented me.

    - Paul S.
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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.

  • Construction Accident Settlement $2,400,000

    Settlement reached on behalf of a 46-year-old construction worker who was injured when a scissors-lift tipped over and struck him on the back, shoulder, and head.