David Kono

Phone: 801.438-2000
Fax: 801.438.2050
Email: dkono@btjd.com


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation

& Experience

Mr. Kono is a partner in the firm’s litigation department. His primary area of practice includes general civil litigation, with an emphasis on real estate litigation. Other areas of practice include commercial litigation, employment law, personal injury, appellate litigation, construction litigation, and commercial collection work. Mr. Kono has repeatedly been voted by the legal community as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the areas of personal injury and/or business litigation, as reported in Utah Businessmagazine. He has also been named a “Rising Star” in business litigation by Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine.


Brigham Young University. J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D. 2000, magna cum laude)

  • Member – BYU Law Review
  • Member – Moot Court Team
  • Best Brief Winner 1998
  • Best Brief Winner 1999
  • J. Reuben Clark Award Recipient
  • John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing

Brigham Young University (B.S. Psychology, magna cum laude)


Married, four children
Foreign languages: Spanish


“Unraveling the Lining of ERISA Health Insurer Pockets – A Vote for National Federal Common Law Adoption of the Make Whole Doctrine,” 200 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 427;
“One Trillion Dollars? An Analysis of Y2K Employment Implications for Attorneys,” 1999 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1529.

Other Professional


Legal Writing Faculty, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2001-2006
Member, Utah State Bar Association
Member, Oregon State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Association for Justice