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Durham Jones & Pinegar

Kenneth L. Cannon, II

Kenneth L. Cannon, II



  • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

WSG Practice Industries


Kenneth L. Cannon II has practiced bankruptcy law for more than 25 years. He has effectively represented debtors, creditors, trustees, and committees in business reorganization cases and in out-of-court workouts. In 2010, he was honored as "Best Lawyers" Lawyer of the Year in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rigyhts/Insolvency and Reorganziation Lawyer, Salt Lake City. Mr. Cannon maintains an "AV" Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He is the former chair of the firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Section.

Bar Admissions

All State and Federal Courts in Utah
District of Columbia (inactive)
New York
Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts for Utah and Colorado and for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States Supreme Court


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School - J.D., cum laude (1982)

Order of the Coif
J. Reuben Clark Law Scholar
Brigham Young University - M.A., American History (1982)

Brigham Young University - B.A., History, summa cum laude (1978)
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Member, National Advisory Council, College of Family Home & Social Sciences, Brigham Young University (2002-present)
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Region, American Bankruptcy Institute (1999-2002)
Adjunct faculty member, J. Reuben Clark Law School (1997-2001)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and Utah Business magazine's "Legal Elite"
Member, Board of Trustees, Utah Heritage Foundation (1989-1993)
Senior Fulbright Scholar, Helsinki University (1985)
Member, Advisory Board of Editors, Utah Historical Quarterly (1983-1996)/
Named one of the Top 25 Salt Lake City Lawyers by Mountain States Super Lawyers

"Liability Insurance Settlements in Mass Tort Bankruptcy Cases," 41 Fed. Bar Journal 195 (March/April 1994)
"Germain v. Connecticut National Bank: Granfinanciera and Langenkamp Correctly Understood," Norton L. Advisor 9 (May 1994)
"Cellular Mobile Radio Telecommunications: Regulating an Emerging Industry," BYU L. Rev. 305 (1983)
"'The Mountain Common Law': The Extralegal Punishment of Seducers in Early Utah," 51 Utah Historical Quarterly 308 (Fall 1983)
"A Strange Encounter: The English Courts and Mormon Polygamy," 22 BYU Studies 73 (Winter 1982)

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