Jose Abarca is an experienced litigator, having represented numerous companies in matters ranging from ownership disputes to bet-the-company litigation. He often defends clients against multimillion-dollar claims in state and federal court, and before government agencies.

In the energy, infrastructure, and natural resources sector, Jose focuses on resolving disputes involving engineering, procurement, master services, purchasing, development and construction agreements. Jose also works with clients to navigate emerging legal obligations relating to climate change.

Jose also assists clients in responding to cybersecurity incidents. He works with technical consultants to conduct root cause analyses, counsels clients on their obligations to consumers, employees and regulatory bodies, and helps design and implement written cybersecurity and data privacy programs that comply with industry standards.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Jose spent nine years as a litigation attorney at a regional law firm, where he also held two positions as a summer associate during law school.


  • University of Iowa College of Law  (J.D., with distinction, 2011)
  • University of Utah  (M.S.W., 2008)
  • Brigham Young University  (B.S., 2006)
    • Psychology


  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah

Professional Activities

  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • Central Utah Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2021-present)
  • Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award (2020)
  • Mentor of the Year Award (2016)
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