About David

David Cox is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design group in Salt Lake City. David has represented owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in various construction disputes including schedule delays, cost overruns and inefficiencies, change orders, payment disputes, terminations, construction defects, and mechanic’s liens, among others. David’s legal representations have involved numerous construction projects including skyscrapers, oil and gas refineries, airports, collegiate sports arenas, bridges, tunnels, highways, multi-family projects, and custom homes, among others.

While attending law school, David was a judicial extern to the Honorable Chief Judge Rosanna Malouf Peterson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2013).

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David has represented various owners and elite contractors in construction disputes throughout the United States and internationally, which include:

  • Assisting a top 10 ENR contractor in a multibillion-dollar construction dispute of a foreign oil and gas refinery involving construction delays, defects, and change orders.
  • Assisting a top 50 ENR contractor resolve inefficiency and delay claims relating to the construction of a state-of-the-art NCAA sports stadium.
  • Assisting a top 20 ENR contractor resolve payment issues with the project owner relating to the construction of a 40+ story skyscraper.
  • Assisting a top 30 ENR contractor in a termination dispute regarding a renowned bridge-tunnel system.
  • Assisting a global project management company resolve delay claims and payment issues involving the construction of airport runways.
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Honors & Activities

  • Member of practice group nationally ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®Best Law Firms,” 2010–2022
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Associate Constructor (American Institute of Constructors)
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (IRMI)
  • C-20 Contractor’s License (CA-inactive)
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