Mr. Crandall received his educational training at Utah State University where he obtained a degree in finance in 1995, and at Brigham Young University School of Law where he obtained his J.D. in 1998, and the University of Washington School of Law where he obtained a Masters of Law in taxation in 1999. Prior to establishing Sumsion Steele & Crandall, Jason was associated with the law firms of Robinson, Seiler & Glazier in Provo, Utah, and Bennett, Tueller, Johnson & Deere in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jason concentrates his practice on providing business, tax and estate planning services to small business owners, professionals, and individuals.
Mr. Sumsionís practice is focused on business litigation, insurance coverage disputes, employment issues, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Upon entering Brigham Young Universityís J. Reuben Clark Law School, Grantís two claims to fame were that he had achieved a score of 48 (out of 48 possible) on the Law School Admissions Test, and he was absolutely bald as a result of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. Grant served as a Lead Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review and graduated in 1992 as a member of the Order of the Coif. Immediately following law school Grant took a position with the Phoenix firm of Beus, Gilbert & Morrill. Grantís experience has included working at large and medium sized firms in Salt Lake City and Phoenix and in the Utah Attorney Generalís employment section. Grant enjoys spending time with his wife, Judy, and five daughters -- particularly if it involves getting outdoors for horseback riding, camping, or any excuse to spend time in Hobble Creek Canyon, where his family has raised cattle and horses for more than 100 years.
Mr. Steele graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Political Science and English. Thereafter he graduated with a JD degree from the University of Utah Law School in 1992 and immediately began working in insurance defense industry and more particularly, in defending personal injury claims. 6 years later Dan joined the law firm of Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere where he practiced in general litigation matters for over 10 years. In 2008 Dan, along with several other former Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere attorneys, formed the firm Stucki Steele & Rencher before joining with his former colleagues and friends, Grant Sumsion and Jason Crandall in 2014. Mr. Steele has extensive experience in civil litigation of all types, from personal injury and medical malpractice claims to complex commercial and business disputes. He has defended and prosecuted claims in federal and state courts in Utah, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. He has practiced before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Steele is a passionate golfer, off-road motorcyclist and devoted husband and father to his five children.
Prior to forming Sumsion & Crandall, both Grant Sumsion and Jason Crandall had worked for Salt Lake City firms that were leaders in their respective practice areas. They formed their new firm out of a desire to continue providing top quality legal representation in Utah County. They recognized not only the tremendous growth potential of Utah Countyís legal needs, but the existing businesses and individuals that were either not receiving appropriate legal assistance, or were forced to travel to Salt Lake to obtain it.
Both Mr. Sumsion and Mr. Crandall continue to represent diverse clients from across the state, but now are able to do it from a base within their own community. Mr. Crandallís practice is focused on business, tax, and estate planning. This includes representation of clients in a wide variety of transactions, as well as counseling regarding the formation of various business and estate entities (trusts, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, charitable foundations, etc.). Mr. Sumsion is experienced in various forms of dispute resolution. These include litigation of business and personal disputes, resolution of employment disputes, and mediation and arbitration in all manner of disagreements.