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Kurt M. Helgesen
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Kurt M. Helgesen

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Criminal Defense, Contracts & Agreements, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Kurt was born and raised in Kaysville city and graduated from Davis High School in 1996. Kurt has lived in Davis County the majority of his life and enjoys helping others on a daily basis. Kurt specializes in the areas of Contract Litigation, Criminal Law and Family Law, handling all family law issues with an emphasis on matters involving Child Custody disputes.


 


Kurt has five children of his own and seeks to understand each one of his clients, not only as a client but as a parent and/or unique individual. Kurt possesses a broad understanding of the legal process, which he has acquired through working with the firm and those around him, as well as through the time he served as an intern Law Clerk for the Court, and as a volunteer representing victims of domestic violence. Kurt's insight and understanding of the law and legal process helps him obtain favorable results for his clients.


 


Kurt is a very capable, dedicated attorney who has helped many clients obtain their desired results in paternity & custody actions, simple to more complex divorce cases, adoptions, contract disputes, and criminal as well as juvenile court matters. Kurt will fight hard for his clients' rights and freedoms. His clients like him and appreciate his hard work, dedication and not great, but good sense of humor. Kurt takes a personal interest in each case he takes on and looks forward to the different challenges that each one presents.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Child Custody: 40%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Jack C. Helgesen

    I endorse this lawyer. Kurt is smart, likeable and honest. He is dedicated to his clients and has a very creative legal mind. Kurt is a great problem solver. Clients like him and appreciate his hard work and results. He will fight hard for you and your family.

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    Jack Helgesen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Keith Backman

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Keith Backman
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Helgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.

1513 N. Hill Field Road
Suite #3
Layton, UT, 84041

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive Attorney with Less than 3 Years201104/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Naton's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Best Ciminal Lawyer Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHelgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.2011 - Present
Intern (Law Clerk)Second Judicial District Court of Utah2010 - 2010
ParalegalHelgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.2005 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Utah State BarN/A2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Herland v. Izatt 2015 UT 30Supreme Court reversed the District Court in Plaintiff's favor and remanded to District Court. Final Outcome is pending.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of UtahEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005