In June 2014, Mr. Witte became a member (equity owner) with Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC, where he is chair for the firm’s litigation department. Among other things, he provides a wide range of "general counsel" services for businesses, including entrepreneurs and small businesses needing legal support but lacking full-time in-house counsel. He collaborates with other firm specialists to provide a range of support in relation to business planning, financial planning, leases, probate resolution, interstate commerce regulation, tax issues, and family/domestic law.
Mr. Witte also litigates as needed on behalf of the firm. Some examples of his recent efforts include a $23.4 million dollar fraud judgment secured in Jameson Stanford Resources Corp. v. Stanford (Utah 5th Dist. Ct. 2014), and drafting the successful brief for Veysey v. Nelson II, 2017 UT App 77, cert. denied, 397 P.3d 846 (Utah 2017).
From 2009-2014, Mr. Witte worked for McCormick Barstow LLP, focusing on complex fraud, business emergency, intellectual property, and complex insurance matters in locations such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. He investigated, litigated, and/or settled numerous highly sensitive and confidential difficulties for clients, including prosecution of multi-million dollar disputes on behalf of some of the largest companies in the world.
From 2002-09, Mr. Witte supervised corporation-wide litigation activities for a life insurance company in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as Associate General Counsel. During his employment, he supervised or provided advice for legal functions in nearly every department of the company at various times: compliance, customer service, leases and contracts, reinsurance, human resources, product development and form design, information technology, marketing, corporate governance, distribution, fraud and claims investigation, anti-money laundering, intellectual property, and regulatory outreach. Mr. Witte also supervised the legal details related to the sale of a high-rise building and related relocation of his company from its headquarters to a new location.