Dahlquist, II Charles W.

  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Mr. Dahlquist is a member of the firm's Risk Management & Insurance Defense Practice Sections. He specializes in healthcare law, including medical malpractice defense, physician credentialing, healthcare licensing, and risk management. Mr. Dahlquist represents the largest not-for-profit hospital company in the country in medical malpractice defense, physician credentialing and peer review hearings, healthcare, and healthcare provider licensing issues. He has served as a mediator in various healthcare-related cases and as a hearing officer in connection with physician credentialing cases. He is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany and has received the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) from President Johannes Rau, former President of Germany, for his service to Germany and in strengthening its relationship with the United States.

Mr. Dahlquist is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for and one of the Mountain States Super Lawyers for litigation.


  • Provides legal advice and consultation to healthcare providers, healthcare institutions and large corporations in a wide variety of healthcare/risk management areas
  • Experienced in medical malpractice defense litigation and alternative dispute resolution & credentialing matters
  • Represents hospitals and healthcare providers in peer review hearings


  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Communications, German Minor, 1971
  • University of Utah, J.D., 1974


   Bar Admissions
  • Utah State Bar, admitted 1974: Torts Subcommittee of the Bar Examiner Committee (Chair, 1987 - 1991)
  • District of Columbia Bar, admitted 1975 (inactive)
   Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, admitted 1985
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, admitted 1974
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, admitted 1975


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Communications Commission, Broadcast Bureau-Hearing Division, 1974 - 1979
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • American Health Lawyers Association (formerly American Academy of Hospital Attorneys) Board of Directors, 1987 - 1991