The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Pro Bono Law Student of the Year, Utah State Bar Publico Awards, May 2009
Speaker at the Inaugural Access to Justice Dinner, April 2009
University of Utah Robert L. Rice and J.D. Williams Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2008
S.J. Quinney College of Law Leadership Scholarship Recipient, 2008
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Lawyering Skills, Summer 2007
Utah Minority Bar Association Community Service Scholarship Recipient, 2007
Alonzo W. Watson Jr. Scholarship Recipient, 2007
Pro Bono Initiative Certificate Recipient, March 2007
Activities: S.J. Quinney College of Law Negotiation Competition Team Member, Fall 2008
Pro Bono Initiative Student Volunteer
University of Utah
B.S. | Political Science, with Minors in History & Intl. Studies
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors Thesis: The Effects of African Debt Relief: Analysis of Government Expenditures on Health, Education, and Debt Service (1998-2002)
Attorney / Owner
Law Office of Tadd Dietz, PLLC
Providing legal representation to individuals in the area of employment, consumer, family, housing / landlord tenant, immigration, & family law. Conducting contract work for other attorneys in the areas of employment, & immigration law.
Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Meet with clients who have potential employment claims for Utah's only boutique law firm that represents employees in labor and employment cases.
Conducted extensive legal research into employment law issues, including Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, employment benefits including disability policies, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, 42 U.S.C. s. 1981 and 1983 and various state law issues, including unemployment benefits, wrongful termination, and due process for governmental employees. Research into various evidentiary and damages related issues.
Extensive electronic document review in a 19 plaintiff wrongful termination lawsuit.
Drafted motions and briefs concerning discovery and other litigation disputes.
Worked with clients to draft demand letters, discovery requests, and various pleadings.
Interviewed clients and witnesses to investigate and analyze the viability of potential claims and to determine witnesses for disclosure in litigation and in the administrative investigative process.
Negotiated with opposing counsel concerning settlement and various litigation disputes.
Represented the law firm in collections cases.
Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Universtiy of Utah Pro Bono Initiative
Substantial pro bono service for clients at Guadalupe Street Law Clinic and Family Law Clinic.
Represented consumers sued in a collection action and resolved the dispute in mediation.
Represented tenants in a housing case, including briefing, arguing, and defeating the landlord’s motion for summary judgment.
Completed administrative tasks, including recording student volunteer hours, tracking certificate completion status, and compiling statistical data as Pro Bono Initiative Intern.
Utah Legal Services
Conducted research and drafted court pleadings, including answers, orders and complaints.
Successfully represented tenant at administrative hearings before the Salt Lake County Housing Authority in a denial of benefits case.