John W. Mann

Phone : (801) 328-0266

Email :

Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Surety and Fidelity Law
Representative Industries
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Outdoor Advertisers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Real Estate Development
  • Sureties


Clark has practiced law since 1981. He began his career as a law clerk to Honorable H. Vearle Payne, Senior Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. Since 1981, Clark has worked in a wide range of settings, including the Utah Attorney General’s office, construction and surety law boutique firms, and one of Utah’s largest law firms. Clark has been a shareholder at Fetzer Simonsen Booth & Jenkins since 2003. Clark is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator. He is on the Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and the roster of mediators of the Utah State Courts.


Clark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Utah College of Law. Clark received mediation training through the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and the Utah Dispute Resolution Basic Mediation Training.


Clark has authored and edited state legislation. He has presented seminars on a variety of construction law topics and public contract and procurement regulation.


Clark is a member and past chairman of the Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He is a member of the Forum on Construction Law and the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee in the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is Vice Chair of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. Clark can also be found on and


John practices business and commercial law focused primarily on the needs of the construction industry. John has significant litigation and transactional experience and is uniquely qualified to advise businesses on a wide range of matters before and after disputes arise.


John began his career at a general litigation firm in Salt Lake City. Since 2010, John has been an attorney at Fetzer Simonsen Booth & Jenkins. John has significant experience representing companies and individuals in construction litigation, commercial litigation and transactions, real estate matters, real property title disputes, business formation and compliance, and estate planning. During law school, John served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Robert D. Durham of the Oregon Supreme Court.


John is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Utah. While at the University of Oregon School of Law, John served as an Associate Editor of the Oregon Review of International Law. John received The Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship.


John was a research assistant and editor of Education Planning: Taxes, Trusts, and Techniques, written by Nancy E. Shurtz. John has presented seminars to licensed contractors related to mechanic’s liens and payment bonds.


John is the immediate past chairman of the Construction Law Section of the Utah State Bar. During law school, John received an award for his pro bono activities.


John was a presenter at the NBI Seminar “Construction Defect Litigation from A to Z.”