General Civil Litigation
Stirba, P.C.’s practice of law routinely involves general civil litigation. The Firm’s President and lead attorney, Peter Stirba, is a seasoned trial attorney, former federal prosecutor, and litigator. Mr. Stirba has been an AV rated lawyer since 1989, and has successfully tried a number of high profile cases throughout the State of Utah in both state and federal court.
Specific areas of law which the Firm has litigation experience include antitrust, commercial law, environmental law, First Amendment, insurance, personal injury, product liability, real estate, securities, and tax among other areas of law.
As an outgrowth of the Firm’s successful trial practice, the Firm also engages in the appellate practice of law. At the federal level, the Firm continually argues cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Stirba has also argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Court of Appeals.
On March 24, 2008, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Pearson v. Callahan. Mr. Stirba successfully argued the 2009 case, which was a unanimous decision in his clients’ favor. That case established important precedent concerning the defense of qualified immunity in federal civil rights litigation.
At the state court level, the Firm routinely argues cases before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. Mr. Stirba has also argued before the Idaho Supreme Court.