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Mr. Dutson is an associate at Babcock Scott & Babcock where he represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals in a broad range of construction-related contexts.

Mr. Dutson assists in cases stemming from breach of contract claims, mechanic’s lien claims, payment/performance bond claims, and collection disputes arising out of differing site conditions, changes in the scope of work, and project delays. Mr. Dutson’s practice also includes drafting and negotiating contracts, resolving licensing complications, advising on project administration issues, and helping clients avoid the various disputes that often arise during the construction process.

Mr. Dutson has been deeply rooted in the construction industry since childhood, focused especially on the heavy civil construction industry with additional experience in other areas. Following years of work as a heavy equipment operator, Mr. Dutson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University. Mr. Dutson then managed several multi-million dollar commercial projects as a project engineer for a large heavy civil contractor in the Mountain West.

Mr. Dutson attended the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated with honors. During law school, he was a member of the National Negotiation Team, a William H. Leary Scholar, and a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant. While earning his J.D., Mr. Dutson was a judicial intern for the Honorable Ted Stewart of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, for the Honorable Ronald E. Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court, and for the Honorable Constandinos “Deno” Himonas of the Utah Supreme Court.

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D., 2015, Honors

Brigham Young University
B.S. Construction Management, 2010

  • Utah, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2015


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Utah Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Utah Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Named as one of Mountain States Rising Stars in Construction Law by SuperLawyers Magazine, 2018-Present


  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues. Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), 2011-present
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Construction Contract Issues, Flynn’s quickED Contractor’s School, 2015
  • Continuing Education Presentations on Utah’s Mechanic’s Lien Law and Contract Issues, Home Builders Association of Utah (UHBA), 2015-present
  • Spending time with family
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Traveling

About Us

At Babcock Scott & Babcock, our attorneys have over one hundred years of combined legal experience. We counsel our clients to avoid disputes. When a claim does arise, we are proactive in advocating our client’s interests. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, our firm is the premier construction law firm in the State of Utah.

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370 East South Temple, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 531-7000
Fax: (801) 531-7060
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