Scott Martin

Of Counsel
P 801.322.9161 | F 801.363.0400
Spencer Fane attorney Scott Martin


Scott Martin’s diverse practice ranges from water law to real property and development matters to representing insurance carriers, sureties, and third-party insureds.

Scott has extensive experience in issues relating to large-scale water and real property litigation, including those involving protection and defense of watershed lands and public infrastructure.

He has also represented numerous municipalities, water users associations, water companies, and irrigation districts in litigation, transactional, and legislative matters. He has practiced before all state courts, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Utah State Engineer on water issues.

In addition, Scott continues to advance his litigation and trial practice on behalf of insurance-related defendants and clients with water and real property issues. He enjoys being a part of the small Utah State Bar Water Law Section. Scott’s clients include Salt Lake City Public Utilities, the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy, the Strawberry Water Users Association, Merchants Bonding Company, and the Quantum Development Group.



  • University of Utah College of Law, 1996 (J.D.)
  • Georgetown University, 1991 (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Utah

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

  • Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Vice-Chair

  • Utah State Bar Examiner, Civil Procedure
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

  • Utah Bar Association, Water Law Section
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association