JoAnn E. Bott

JoAnn E. Bott



Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law Alternative Dispute Resolution General Litigation

JoAnn E. Bott graduated from the University of Utah, College of Nursing in 1974. Thereafter, she received a master’s degree in Parent/Child nursing in 1978. She worked as a Pediatric Clinical specialist and Clinical Director of Nursing from 1978-1985. She also has experience in women’s health, labor and delivery, NICU, ICU, medical/surgical and emergency room nursing. Ms. Bott graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University in 1988. She began working at Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. In 1997, she started the law firm of Burbidge, Carnahan, Ostler & White. In 2002, she helped establish the medical malpractice section at Durham Jones & Pinegar. Ms. Bott has been a member of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar since March 2007. As part of her legal career she has been associated with various Bar organizations including Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City Bar Association, and Weber County Bar Association. She was a member of the Health Care Law Committee of the Utah State Bar, American Inns of Court and President of the Intermountain Chapter of the American Nurse Attorneys’ Association. She has also served as chairperson of the Intermountain Homecare Advisory Board. Ms. Bott is experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has been an AAA arbitrator.


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (1988)
  • M.S., Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing (1978)
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Utah College of Nursing (1974)

Licenses and Admissions

  • Utah (1988)
  • Registered Nurse, Utah (1974)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Past chairperson and board member of the Intermountain Homecare and Hospice Advisory Board
  • Utah Society of Healthcare Risk Management
  • Member of the McKay-Dee Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Past Health Care Law Committee, Utah State Bar
  • Past AAA Arbitrator (1993)
  • American Inns of Court Master Davis/Weber Counties
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Salt Lake Bar Association
  • Weber County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Inc. (Past President, Intermountain Chapter)

Professional Recognitions and Honors

  • Utah Business magazine, Utah’s Legal Elite, Healthcare (2019)