David V. Trask


Mr. Trask, of counsel, brings over forty-five years of experience in transactional and litigation matters, primarily in the fields of intellectual property and commercial law. He has extensive experience, both as an advocate and as a neutral, in arbitration proceedings involving technology, performing arts, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Mr. Trask has also often served as a mediator. His educational and practice backgrounds include matters involving mechanical, chemical, electrical/electronic, medical, and related technologies.

Mr. Trask serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and the American Arbitration Association. He has received Martindale Hubbell’s AV rating, the publication’s highest rating, and has been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for ten consecutive years.

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Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers – 1991-2016
  • Best Lawyers SLC Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year 2013
  • MartinDale-Hubbell (AV Rated) – 2013
  • Super Lawyers – 2007
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2010-2011

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Sporting goods

Prior Professional Experience

  • Patent Attorney, Chemical Division of PPG Industries
  • General Corporate Practice, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Construction Company
  • Research Scientist, Dept. of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Mayo Memorial Hospital
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota
  • ADR panelist


  • University of Minnesota, B.S. in Metallurgy
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Utah Bar
  • Minnesota Bar
  • U.S. Patent¬†and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota and U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community & Professional Organizations

  • Wasatch Mountain Club – Board of Directors
  • Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (University of Utah)
  • Board of Directors, Salt Lake Jazz Society
  • American Arbitration Association – Commercial and Intellectual Property Panels
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Association for Dispute Resolution (ACR)
  • Utah Dispute Resolution (Community Mediation Center)