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Ms. West joined Pollart Miller as an Associate Attorney in February 2024 at our Utah office.

Ms. West focuses her practice on insurance defense litigation, including representing companies and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and liability matters. She excels in research and drafting, technical analysis, and finding creative solutions for clients.

Clarissa attended law school at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. During law school, Clarissa participated in the Traynor Moot Court and earned a Pro Bono Certificate of Service as well as various awards for academic excellence.

After graduating from law school with honors in 2016, Clarissa worked on civil rights issues before moving into a wide variety of civil litigation issues as well as estate planning.

Clarissa was born in Texas and raised in southern California, she came to Utah for law school and fell in love with the mountains. Clarissa’s hobbies include crocheting and various artistic endeavors.

Practice Areas
Utah Bar Association
Salt Lake County Bar Association
LGBT & Allied Lawyers of Utah Bar Over 3 Years

Mr. Pollart is a frequent speaker at seminars for claims specialists addressing insurance law developments with specific focus on reducing claim exposure and litigation expenses:

  • Speaker at 2019 Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • 2017 Colorado Bar Association CLE – Workers’ Compensation Fall Update: The New Rule 16
  • 2015 Rocky Mountain Risk Management Society Conference – Hot Topics in Colorado Workers’ Compensation: Cumulative Trauma & Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation
  • Named Top Workers’ Compensation – Respondent Lawyer by 5280 Magazine 2018, 2019, and 2020

  • Outstanding Respondent Attorney by Professionals In Workers’ Compensation (PWC) 2016 and 2017
  • Recognized as 10 Best in Client Satisfaction in Workers’ Compensation by the AIOLC 2018

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Workers’ Compensation Law—Employers 2018, 2019, and 2020

  • Recognized by and included in Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® – 2022

Mr. Pollart has important decisions published in Colorado and Utah affecting the rights of employers and insurers:

Timpanogos Hospital and Zurich American Insurance vs. Labor Commission and Tara Bishop, 251 P.3d 855 (Utah Ct. App 2011)

Ortega v. Industrial Claims Appeals Office and King Soopers, Inc., 207 P.3d 895 (Colo. App. 2009)

Moore v. Western Forge Corporation, 192 P.3d 427 (Colo. App. 2007)


06/30/17 Compensability – “Correlation is Not Causation” – Just Because Symptoms are From Work Does Not Mean It’s a Compensable Injury

06/23/17 Winning a Hearing on Medical Care Does Not End the Issue as a Later Division IME Can Overturn the ALJ’s Conclusions

06/14/17 Court of Appeals – Apportionment of Benefits


J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2016
B.A., Film Studies, University of California - Davis, 2011

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