Summit Speakers

Kelton G. Busby is a Senior Member and member of the firm’s 24-hour Response Team. As a litigator, Mr. Busby has significant experience in defending companies–including trucking and transportation companies, recreational vehicle manufacturers, and auto makers–in wrongful death and catastrophic actions. Kelton has represented technical climbing equipment manufacturers, lawn and garden equipment manufacturers, transportation companies and truck rental companies. He has handled cases ranging from multi-million dollar paraplegia claims, to catastrophic burn injury and death claims, to low impact, soft tissue claims. Kelton has represented retailers in premise liability actions and general contractors in construction defect litigation, including a recent case involving more than 20 parties and claims against his general contractor client that exceeded $20,000,000.

Licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in both Arizona and Utah, Kelton takes a common sense approach to resolving cases as efficiently and effectively as circumstances permit. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials in both states and has consistently received positive feedback from clients and jurors for his trial presentation and demeanor. In addition, he has participated in scores of mediations and arbitrations on behalf of his clients in both Arizona and Utah.

Kelton is a frequent presenter at trucking and transportation seminars. In recent years, he has presented in Arizona, Colorado and Texas on topics that include “Scare Tactics of Plaintiff’s Lawyers and Preventing Jurors from Falling for It,” “Direct Examination of Company Witnesses,” “Interpreting the Insurance Contract-Nuances and Pitfalls,” “Analysis of Venue/Practical Tips on Venue,” “Defending Low Speed Accidents,” and “Broker/Shipper Liability.” Throughout his career, Kelton has also given presentations to claims professionals, trades people and other attorneys on topics such as trends in additional insurance coverage, changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Arizona law with respect to third-part insurance coverage claims and litigation file management. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Utah State Bar, J. Reuben Clark Law Society and The Harmonie Group, an international affiliation of independent law firms.

A fourth generation Arizonan, Kelton has deep ties to the Arizona community. When not at work, he enjoys hiking, Jeeping and anything else that takes him outdoors with his wife and four kids.

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