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Lincoln W. Hobbs, Esq., Immediate Past President

Lincoln W. Hobbs, Esq., of Hobbs & Olson |Carpenter Hazlewood, has significant experience in all aspects of community association law, having represented hundreds of associations, dozens of owners and numerous developers in his thirty-year career.

Hobbs has successfully pursued construction defect lawsuits on behalf of condominium associations, with two settlements in excess of one million dollars, several six-figure settlements and numerous smaller settlements and verdicts. In addition, he received a judge-awarded judgment in excess of 1.8 million in connection with construction defects on a single-family residence.

Hobbs is active in numerous professional and community service projects, having served for years as a member of the Utah State Bar's Ethics and Discipline Panel, and as an officer of the Utah State Bar Labor and Employment Section, of which he served as chair in 2002-03. Hobbs is also the founder and past president of the Utah Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), an organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. In the spring of 2003, CAI gave Hobbs the Award of Excellence in Chapter Leadership, in recognition of his service to CAI and the Utah community association industry.

In the Spring of 2004, Hobbs was the first Utah attorney in Utah to be inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers, In 2012, Lincoln was elected by his peers to serve on the College's Board of Governors. In 2015, he was elected as President of CCAL for calendar year 2016. Hobbs also serves as a member of the CAI International Faculty, teaching several courses every year throughout the World, on community association (condominium and HOA) management, communication, governance and risk management. Hobbs also served as the president of the board of the Foundation for Community Association Research (CAIRF). In 2009, Lincoln compiled and edited, with others, the CAIRF Best Practices guide to green practices and sustainability for community associations.

Hobbs has repeatedly and consistently been recognized with the highest available rating ("AV") from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation's leading directory of attorneys and law firms. He has been consistently recognized as one of Utah's "Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine, for many years in the category of labor and employment law, and most recently also being listed for 2013 in the field of civil litigation.

Hobbs has also repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in three practice areas -- Litigation, Construction and Litigation and Labor and Employment Law. He has also been repeatedly recognized as a Mountain States SuperLawyer with real estate law as his primary area of practice, reflecting his selection as one of the top 5 percent of attorneys in Utah, as chosen by his peers through the independent research of Law & Politics. Lincoln was recently selected to appear once again in the upcoming edition of SuperLawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.

Hobbs is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.


  • B.A., University of Utah
  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law
    • Leary Scholar

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