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Thaddeus W. Wendt
PARTNER / CEO
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Keenan Trial Institute
undergraduate, masters graduate, and faculty member
- Keenan Trail Institute
Instructor for Deposition and Focus Group courses
- Alliance Defending Freedom
Blackstone Fellow – Member
- Utah Bar Association,
Member, 2008 – Present
- Utah Association for Justice Silver Eagle
- Utah Association for Justice
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- Utah Association for Justice Voir Dire
- Utah Association for Justice Legislative
- Ogden’s George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park – Board Member
- Weber County Bar Association,
- Davis County Bar Association,
- Salt Lake City Bar Association,
- Christian Legal Society,
- Rex E. Lee American Inn of Court,
- Ogden City Public Defender,
2008 – 2011
- South Weber Public Defender,
2008 – 2019
- BNI Member, 2013 – 2022
Thaddeus believes that his clients, through their claims and their courage to seek some justice, help make our communities safer for all of us. The work done at Feller & Wendt, by and through their clients, makes our roads safer, our parks safer, our schools safer, our hospitals and clinics safer, and our businesses safer. Our world is a safer place because of the strength of Feller & Wendt’s clients and their families.
Thaddeus Wendt has been practicing personal injury law since he graduated from law school in 2007. During that time, he has handled all manner of personal injury cases including : care facility abuse, motor vehicle collisions, semitruck crashes, slip and falls, trip and falls, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, sexual abuse cases, business contingency cases and boating cases. Thaddeus understands the complex insurance claims world and he is acutely aware that folks that are injured through no fault of their own are at a significant disadvantage in a number of ways. First, the injured parties don’t fully realize that the company they have hired and paid to protect them has just moved them from the asset side of the financial ledgers to the liability side of the ledgers. Second, they don’t understand that the agents, whom they know and often respect, are not the decision makers when it comes to fairly resolving their claims. Rather, it is insurance adjusters that will handle their claims. These are people that have been trained to deny, delay, and defend against the injured parties’ claims in an attempt to pay as little as possible to settle the claims. These adjusters are supported by corporate attorneys and have a keen understanding of the contracts and the psychology of an injured party. They use their resources and knowledge to try to either quickly settle a case before an injured person is able to determine the full extent of their injuries or they drag out the claims process for years in an attempt to frustrate and force an injured person to settle for pennies on the dollars. They do all this while questioning the authenticity of the injured person’s damages and trying to find ways to shift responsibility for the injury event onto their very own clients so they don’t have to pay anything or as little as possible.
Because of his knowledge and experience, Thaddeus understands that he is engaged in David v. Goliath struggles each day as he represents clients. Thaddeus has a passion for defending the small guy, the Davids, while fighting against the corporate insurance companies, the Goliaths, who try to make people feel bad for asking them to do what they say they will do and what we pay them to do….protect us in our greatest times of need. Thaddeus is a proud capitalist but he is willing to fight corporate greed and unfairness when insurance companies fail to properly protect their customers and our communities. This occurs every day when insurance companies fail to provide reasonable, timely settlements to the members of our communities that have been injured through no fault of their own.
Further, Thaddeus has taken on local hospitals, doctors, companies, schools, and government entities when they fail to accept responsibility for their part in injuring members of our community. When these people and entities fail to keep us reasonably safe, they should step up and do their best to make the injured people whole and change their policies and procedures so that the unsafe event never happens again. When these entities don’t do this on their own, Thaddeus is there to hold them accountable and help make our communities safer for all of us. When a school fails to protect our children, Thaddeus will be there. When a government vehicle causes a wreck, Thaddeus will be there. When a doctor operates on the wrong part of your body, Thaddeus will be there. When a hospital exposes its patients to blood-borne illnesses, Thaddeus will be there. When a therapeutic boarding school hires a sex offender and allows them to prey on the very children they should be helping, Thaddeus will be there. When a massage therapy company hires men who sexually assault their female patrons, Thaddeus will be there. When trucking companies push their drivers to drive too many hours and operate unsafe vehicles, Thaddeus will be there. When someone makes the decision to text while driving, Thaddeus knows this is no “accident” and Thaddeus will be there.