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Mark A. Larsen

Larsen & Rico is an experienced business litigation firm in Salt Lake City that provides effective courtroom representation to clients throughout Utah.

Mark A. Larsen

Salt Lake City commercial litigation attorney fights for you in court

Attorney Mark A. Larsen has been practicing law for more than 41 years, and as a member of Larsen & Rico, he represents individuals and businesses throughout Utah and nationwide in cases dealing with commercial litigation issues. During his career, Mr. Larsen has tried numerous complex cases across the country. His past clients include a range of local, national and international companies and insurance carriers.

Protecting the businesses of Utah

In addition to providing effective legal services to clients in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah, Mr. Larsen has also garnered the respect of his fellow attorneys. He was chosen as a Super Lawyer by the Mountain States edition of Super Lawyers® and received  AV® Distinguished™ Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell® recognition for his high ethical standards and professional ability.

On June 19, 2009, in the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake County, for multiple breaches of a Development Agreement, Mr. Larsen and his team obtained a $20.7 million Jury Verdict in favor of a developer and against the City of Tooele. Mr. Larsen has multiple settlements, verdicts and judgments in the million dollar and multimillion dollar range throughout the United States.  He also has defense summary judgments and verdicts in a number of large commercial lawsuits.

Contact an experienced commercial litigation attorney today

If you are going through a commercial litigation case in the state of Utah, call attorney Mark A. Larsen at the office of Larsen & Rico at 801.550.6500 or contact the firm online. The office is located in Salt Lake City, within walking distance of both state and federal courts.

Practice areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Divorces:  Closely-Held Shareholder and Member Disputes
  • Fraud and Embezzlement Cases
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction and Land-Use Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Appeals

Bar admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • Supreme Court of Utah, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1982
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1983
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2014



  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Utah, 1976
  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, cum laude, 1979
  • Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 1978-1979

Professional memberships

  • Salt Lake County and Utah State Bar Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • The 2014 Utah State Bar Summer Convention, “The Economic Loss Rule”
  • The 2014 Utah State Bar Summer Convention, “The Impact of the New LLC Act on Closely-Held Member Litigation”

Reported Cases

Bel Canto Design, Ltd. v. MSS HiFi, Inc.,  No. 11 Civ. 6353 CM; 2012 WL 2376466 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)(dismissing antitrust Counterclaim).

Bel Canto Design, Ltd. v. MSS HiFi, Inc.,  837 F.Supp.2d 208 (S.D.N.Y. 2011)(entry of preliminary injunction for Lanham Act violations).

Kealamakia, Inc. v. Kealamakia, 213 P.3d 13 (Utah App. 2009)(affirming fraud award against shareholders, including attorney fee award for violation of fiduciary duty).

Bradshaw v. Harker, No. 2:03–CV–00714 PGC; 2006 WL 538201 (D. Utah 2006)(U.S. District Court confirmation of complex arbitration award).

Chen v. Stewart, 123 P.3d 416 (Utah 2005).

Chen v. Stewart, 100 P.3d 1177 (Utah 2004).

Estate of Berkemeir v. Hartford Ins. Co. of Midwest, 106 P.3d 700 (Utah 2004).

Jones v. R.L.K Enterprises, 2001 WL 587140 (Utah App. 2001).

Worthen v. Walter, 2001 WL 422940 (Utah App. 2001).

Mackay v. 7-Eleven Sales Corp., 995 P.2d 1233 (Utah 2000).

Maack v. Resource Design & Const., Inc., 875 P.2d 570 (Utah App. 1994).

Utah Dept. of Transp. v. 6200 South Associates, 872 P.2d 462 (Utah App. 1994).

Equitable Life & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Ross, 849 P.2d 1187 (Utah App. 1993).

Wade v. Burke, 800 P.2d 1106 (Utah App. 1990).

Scheller v. Dixie Six Corp., 753 P.2d 971 (Utah App. 1988).

Frontier Federal Sav. and Loan Ass’n v. National Hotel Corp., 675 F.Supp. 1293 (D. Utah 1987)(defeated jurisdiction challenge on $14.2 million fraud case; eventually obtained judgment and repossessed three hotels).

John Price Associates, Inc. v. Warner Electric, Inc., 723 F.2d 755 (10th Cir. 1983).

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