Douglas B. Cannon has over 30 years of experience in complex litigation with an emphasis on product liability, intellectual property and antitrust law.

He handles cases involving wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries resulting from defective products such as watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, cars, snowmobiles, trucks, recreational products, medical devices, heavy equipment and household products. Doug also has experience working on intellectual property issues involving patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks and is experienced the areas of antitrust and unfair competition.

When managing complex litigation cases, Doug is able to draw on the expertise of Fabian VanCott attorneys skilled in the firm’s core competency areas. He has tried cases before juries in both state and federal courts.

Doug graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah, where he earned a bachelor of arts in business and economics. He graduated with honors from Duke University Law School, where he was style editor for the journal Law and Contemporary Problems. Doug is admitted to practice in state and federal courts for Utah and Idaho, as well as the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practice areas

Catastrophic personal injury

Impacts a person’s ability to work, their ability to engage in the normal activities of daily living, and or requires ongoing medical care.

Brain & Spinal Cord Injury

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Salt Lake Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Wrongful Death

If you have lost someone because of the actions of others, then you may be entitled to bring a legal claim on behalf of that person.

Road Construction Accidents

My office can help you navigate the hurdles and answer questions associated with recovering your damages.

Salt Lake Road Construction Accidents Attorney

Insurance Bad Faith

Claims against your insurance company for both first and third-party bad faith are complicated and should be handled by an attorney.

Salt Lake Insurance Bad Faith Attorney

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice claims arise when a medical professional breaches the standard of care that they owe to you.

Auto Accidents

If you were in a car accident or motorcycle accident and someone else was at fault you are entitled to recover for your damages.

Slip & Fall/Premises Liability

Claims arise when you are injured by a condition on the land, at the store, in the parking lot…


J.D., Duke University Law School, with honors, 1984

Law and Contemporary Problems, Style Editor (1983-84), Staff Member (1982-83)

B.A., in Business-Economics, University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude, 1981

Honorary Scholastic Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Community service

Judge Pro-Tem

Regularly provides pro bono service for Utah Legal Services & Needs of the Elderly Committee


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