Eric K. Schnibbe

Eric K. Schnibbe

Salt Lake City, Utah

Eric K. Schnibbe focuses his practice on complex business litigation and appeals. Mr. Schnibbe has successfully represented clients throughout the Intermountain West. He is experienced in handling complicated matters of business litigation, and has obtained multiple favorable outcomes for clients in appellate courts. Eric was co-counsel with Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood partners Peggy Tomsic and James Magleby in a more than five-week jury trial, in which the firm won a unanimous verdict of over $133 million for the firm's clients in a theft of trade secret, breach of Confidentiality Agreement, and breach of fiduciary duty case. The jury verdict was affirmed by the Utah Supreme Court in May 2016.

Mr. Schnibbe is an active member of both the State Bar of Nevada and the Utah State Bar and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was an editor for the Utah Law Review. Following graduation, Mr. Schnibbe served two judicial clerkships with the Utah Court of Appeals. He is A/V rated by Martindale Hubble, the highest rating available, and has been voted by his peers in Utah as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" since 2013, as published in Utah Business Magazine. Mr. Schnibbe has been included in the list of Mountain States Super Lawyers (TM) since 2013 and was named in the Rising Stars list published by the same magazine from 2008 through 2012.

Areas of Practice

  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • RICO Act
  • Unfair Competition
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Copyrights
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Trade Dress
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Securities Fraud & Insider Trading

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1998
  • Utah, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008


  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D.
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar
    • Law Review: Utah Law Review, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.S. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.S. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • Abortion Amendments, Utah Law Review 1384, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Tomsic & Peck, LLC, Partner, 2006 - 2009
  • VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, Associate, 2003 - 2006
  • Berman, Tomsic & Savage, Associate, 2000 - 2003
  • Utah Court of Appeals, Judicial Clerk, 1998 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Salt Lake City Justice Court, Small Claims Division, 2002 - 2008