Summary of Work History: Co-Founder and Shareholder, Nelson, Snuffer, Dahle & Poulsen, P.C., 1983-present. Civil practice has included numerous personal injury cases and construction disputes since 1983; Attorney, Self-employed, 1980-83; Partner/Project Manager, Pioneer Engineering/Arix Engineers, 1978-83; Project Engineer/Project Manager, Horrocks Engineers, 1975-78; Project Engineer, Foresgren, Perkins & Associates, 1973-75; Design Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Reclammation, 1972-73; Graduate Research Assistant, Brigham Young University, 1971-72; Aerospace Engineer, NASA, Langley Research Center, 1970-71.
Special Qualifications: Sole and panel arbitrator or mediator for the American Arbitration Association since 1980. Registered Professional Engineer (Civil/Structural) since 1975. Accident Reconstruction Expert – Accident reconstruction training, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Including Traffic Accident Reconstruction I, Traffic Accident Reconstruction II, and Heavy Vehicle Accident Reconstruction).
Alternative Dispute Resolution Training: Five Steps to Fast-Track the Large, Complex Case – AAA Webinar, Mastering Complex Mediations International Academy of Mediators, AAA Webinar, Judicial Remands of Challenged Awards: What Happens When the Decision Isn’t Final, 2009; AAA Webinar, Why Construction Mediations Fail: Avoiding Common Mistakes, 2009; AAA Fundamentals of Effective Mediation Advocacy, 2009; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2009; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2005; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2003; AAA Arbitrator Update, 2003; AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training, 2002; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, 1996; various other ADR training.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience: Mediator or sole and panel arbitrator since 1980. Panel chairman for a number of arbitration cases. Successfully mediated a number of disputes. Participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations for personal injury, construction, and commercial disputes as arbitrator, mediator, and as counsel for one of the parties.
Professional Licenses and Qualifications: Admitted to the Bar: Utah, 1980; U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth (1983) and Federal (2008) Circuits; U.S. Patent and Trade Mark Office, 1984. Registered Professional Engineer, Utah, 1975. Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety – Traffic Accident Reconstruction I & II, Heavy Vehicle Accident Reconstruction.
Professional Associations: Utah Bar Association (Construction Law Section; Intellectual Property Section); Utah Trial Lawyers Association; American Society of Civil Engineers.
Education: Mississippi State University (BS, Physics/Mathematics-1970); Brigham Young University (ME, Civil Engineering-1972; JD-1980). Northwestern University Center for Public Safety – Traffic Accident Reconstruction I & II, Heavy Vehicle Accident Reconstruction. Sole and panel arbitrator or mediator for the American Arbitration Association since 1980 for commercial and construction dispute cases.
Compensation: $265 Per Hour. No charge for study time for mediations.