Steven C. Bednar

Adjunct Professor

Steven C. Bednar is one of the founding partners of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar PLLC where he practices employment law, representing state, regional, and national employers. Mr. Bednar has been recognized as Employment Law-Management, Lawyer of the year by The Best Lawyers in America, recognized since 2004 in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Chambers USA’s The Client’s Guide for Utah Labor and Employment Law and recognized since 2007 in Utah Business Magazine as Utah’s Legal Elite in the area of employment law. Mr. Bednar has also been recognized as “Employment Lawyer of the Year” by the Labor and Employment Section of the Utah State Bar and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating.

Mr. Bednar is an experienced trial attorney with thirty years of extensive federal, state, and administrative litigation experience in virtually every area of employment law. Mr. Bednar served as outside employment counsel to Utah’s largest private employer, Intermountain Healthcare from 1997 to 2017 and has provided employment-related representation in litigation and counseling to numerous visible businesses, such as Admiral Beverage Corporation, Avalon Health Care, Barrick Gold of North America, Inc., Cookietree Bakeries, EnergySolutions, Franklin Covey Co., Grand America Hotel & Little America Hotels, IM Flash Technologies, Inc., LifeVantage Corp., Montage Deer Valley, R.C. Willey Home Furnishings, Inc., Sinclair Oil Company, Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Inc., Snowbasin Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge, and Sun Valley Resort.

Mr. Bednar graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University in 1990 where he served on the Editorial Board of the BYU Law Review and is a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Pierce Lively, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is an experienced speaker on topics such as wrongful termination, employee privacy, workplace violence, employment-related torts, employee handbooks, wage and hour law, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employment arbitration, and the ADA. Mr. Bednar has dozens of seminar publications on employment-related topics and has authored a 200-page self-published employer’s manual entitled Employment Law Desk Reference Manual: Summary of Federal and State Regulation (8th ed. 2015), which includes chapters summarizing federal employment statutes, the Utah Labor Code, wrongful termination law, and employee privacy law.

As an adjunct faculty member at BYU Law School, Mr. Bednar Teaches Law Trial Advocacy.