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History of the Advocates

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In December of 1991 the founding partner Matthew Driggs completed law school at the University of Utah. Mr. Driggs began practice as a solo practitioner. For the next 4 years he practiced in the Salt Lake City area with a primary focus on injury law and estate planning.

In January of 1996 Matthew Driggs purchased the office building located at 331 S. 600 E., Salt Lake City, Utah and formed the law firm Driggs, Osborn and Huang P.C.

In 1998 the law firm hired attorney Kenneth Bills and later in 2000 hired Steven Day. Shortly thereafter the law firm changed its name to Driggs, Bills, and Day P.C. During the first several years the attorneys at Driggs, Bills, and Day practice general litigation including personal injury law and product liability.

In 2002 the lawyers began advertising to acquire clients injured by the drug Fen Phen. Over the next 2 years the law firm grew as it represented thousands of clients injured by Fen Phen. During that time offices were opened throughout the northwest including offices in Boise, Billings, Helena, Missoula, Spokane, Seattle and Portland. The next few years Driggs, Bills, and Day recovered over 100 million dollars for its clients. Driggs, Bills, and Day has continued to represent many clients who have been injured by defective and dangerous medical products and drugs including Vioxx and Yazz/Yasmin.

As Fen Phen litigation began to slow down the firm began to take on other injury cases and focus its practice entirely on personal injury law including mass torts committing to become the premier injury law firm in Utah.

Driggs, Bills, and Day began taking referrals from other law firms and lawyers. From 2005 until 2009 the majority of the clients had been referred by other law firms. In 2009, Driggs, Bills, and Day began advertising as “The Advocates” because it represented the firm’s values and commitment to its clients.

Throughout the years the attorneys at Driggs, Bills, & Day have consistently represented their clients in a professional and caring way. Several of the attorneys have been awarded prestigious awards including an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, recognition from Super Lawyer and are recognized by Utah Business magazine.