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Engels Tejeda


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Engels is a trial lawyer focusing on consumer claims defense, cybersecurity and privacy litigation, banking litigation, and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy.

He appears regularly in federal and state courts representing businesses and individuals in diverse matters, including data breach class actions, finance disputes, claims under the Uniform Commercial Code and state foreclosure statutes, and actions under the Bankruptcy Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Engels shares Holland & Hart's commitment to its communities. By appointment of the Supreme Court of Utah, he serves as a judge pro tempore in the small claims division of the Salt Lake City Justice Court. He also served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve for eight years, which included two active duty deployments to Iraq and Kosovo.


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2019-2023; Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation, 2021

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Utah Bar Association, Bar Examiner Committee Member
  • Utah Bankruptcy Law Forum, Board Member
  • Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.'s Salt Lake Valley Hospitals, Governing Board Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Salt Lake Chapter, Board Member
  • Utah Minority Bar Association, Mentor
  • LGBT & Allied Lawyers of Utah, Member
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Westminster College Alumni Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • Westminster College Board of Trustees, Member

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