Sports & Recreation Law

For years, Hall & Evans’ attorneys have represented numerous clients in the Mountain West’s recreation industries, including rafting outfitters, equestrian operators, ski operators, guides, event organizers, hot air ballooning events, property owners, and sports equipment manufacturers. Hall & Evans provides effective defense of lawsuits and claims, based in large part on our intimate experience and knowledge of complex sports & recreation law issues. Put simply, we know the statutes, regulations, and case law impacting whitewater rafting, equine activities, skiing, racing, fishing, ballooning, bicycling, and recreation on public lands. We have had federal and state courts enforce liability waivers of our clients. We also advise clients on risk management in addition to drafting liability waivers, contracts, and policies and procedures pertaining to employment and other aspects of the recreation business. We’ve handled motorsports matters in many different courts across the country.

Hall & Evans’ attorneys are also available for speaking engagements addressing the legal issues that concern the sports & recreational industry. Hall & Evans believes our clients deserve the best possible representation to ensure that this industry continues to thrive. Our attorneys and support staff have educational backgrounds, professional experience, and personal interests that are essential to an understanding of recreation law and the successful representation of our clients..

  • Defending a white water rafting outfitter in a lawsuit involving the drowning death of a guide trainee securing summary judgment and dismissal, and successfully defending the appeal
  • Trying a products liability brain injury lawsuit brought against a helmet manufacturer
  • Defending a white water rafting company in a lawsuit involving the drowning death of a customer and securing summary judgment and dismissal of the rafting company
  • Defending an equestrian operator in a wrongful death suit and obtaining summary judgment
  • Defending a climbing rope manufacturer in a products liability lawsuit involving a brain injury
  • Defending an entity that hosts one of the State’s largest festivals in a catastrophic injury case
  • Successfully defending a sleigh-ride company at trial in a personal injury lawsuit
  • Defending an event center that hosted a professional wrestling contest in a personal injury case
  • Defending manufacturers of playground equipment and property owners that own the equipment
  • Defending a hot air balloon event organizer in a brain injury case and obtaining a defense verdict
  • Defending a motorcycle sanctioning body in a wrongful death case and obtaining a defense verdict
  • Defending a race track in a driver burn case and obtaining a defense verdict