Partner   •   Kathryn J. Steffey

Kathryn J. Steffey, Partner


Kathryn J. Steffey is a partner at Smith Hartvigsen and has extensive experience in representing a diversity of clients in both state and federal courts. Kathryn has acted as lead counsel for local general contractors regarding multi-faceted construction contract disputes concerning both private and public projects. She has also defended local governments in actions concerning a variety of matters ranging from breach of contract to violation of civil rights to union contract disputes. Kathryn has also provided legal counsel and advice to governmental entities and private corporations regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. In addition to appearing before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Utah, the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the state district courts located throughout Utah, she has also represented clients before state and local administrative agencies, including, but not limited to, the Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division and Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Water Law

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the following:

  • 2004 - Utah State Bar
  • 2006 - Utah Federal District Court

Awards and Distinctions

  • Note and Comment Editor, Utah Law Review, 2003-2004
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award, Business Bankruptcy, Commercial Law Survey, Legal Methods, and Torts
  • Recipient of the 2003 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence


  • Order of the Coif, Juris Doctor, S. J. Quinney College of Law
  • Cum laude, Bachelors of Science, Business Management, University of Utah