Meet Our Team
To meet our clients' needs, we feature an experienced, diverse team of personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at our law firm in Salt Lake City. With backgrounds in medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, catastrophic injury, and auto accidents, the lawyers who comprise our team can handle cases ranging from relatively simple, out-of-court claims to those involving complex litigation and corporate defendants. Our medical malpractice and personal injury group is unique not only due to our experience and background, but also with the vast network of expert witnesses and analysts available to us. With these resources, our firm has the backing and drive to go after any defendant. These resources provide us with an unparalleled ability to pursue premium settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Learn more about our personal injury attorneys below. At our Salt Lake City practice, we prepare every case for trial in order to protect your rights and help ensure a positive resolution to your case, and you can trust us to provide you with sound legal counsel and unwavering representation. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our law firm today.
Norman J. Younker
Norman J. Younker works exclusively in the area of plaintiff’s tort law, where he represents individuals in medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death actions, including claims involving brain damage and spinal cord injury. Prior to joining Younker Hyde Macfarlane, he represented Intermountain Health Care and other defendants in medical malpractice actions. Norm has served as president of the Utah Association for Justice (formerly the Utah Trial Lawyer’s Association) and is currently on the organization’s board of governors. In cases involving complex litigation, Norm has proven expertise in the firm’s areas of core competency. He received his law degree from Brigham Young University, where he graduated cum laude. He later did post-doctoral studies in law at Cambridge University, England. Norm earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University where he graduated magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Utah and Arizona as well as the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ashton J. Hyde
Ashton J. Hyde practices in the area of tort litigation, where he assists individuals in obtaining fair and adequate compensation for their injuries. His practice is focused in complex medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death actions. He has experience in all aspects of tort litigation, including preliminary investigation, pre-litigation administrative review, pleading and motion practice, discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial. Ashton graduated with highest honors from the University of Utah College of Law, where he was associate editor of the Utah Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, a William H. Leary Scholar and winner of several achievement awards. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Weber State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Ashton is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of both Utah and Nevada.
John Macfarlane specializes in the areas of medical malpractice and other personal injury cases. He works with Younker Hyde Macfarlane's team to represent injured patients at pre-litigation hearings, depositions, and drafts motions and other pleadings to prosecute each case. He also works closely with Younker Hyde Macfarlane's network of expert physicians to evaluate each case and determine the cause of each client's injuries. John also heads the firm's automobile accident and general personal injury team. John graduated second in his class from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he served as Note and Comment Editor on Law Review. He also earned the CALI Award for highest course grade in several classes, was president of the Litigation Society and was a scholarship recipient. He also did an internship with a federal district court judge as well as a bankruptcy court judge. John received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Utah State University where he was on the Dean’s List and earned multiple scholarships. John is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is licensed to practice in Idaho and Utah’s state and federal courts.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys
To arrange a consultation with any one of our medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys, please contact our office in Salt Lake City today. We serve clients throughout mountain west, including Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming. We commit ourselves fully to our clients' cases and you can trust us to provide you with unwavering representation should you have a claim.
They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family.- Jill S.