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Robert Debry

About Me

Robert J. DeBry is the founder and sole proprietor of Robert J. DeBry & Associates. He has practiced law in Salt Lake City for more than 45 years.


His efforts to provide high-quality legal service to our community are unmatched. His team of experienced attorneys and support staff of more than 50 employees operates from three full- service offices located in Salt Lake City, Sandy, and St. George, Utah.


In 2011, Bob was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Utah Association for Justice. And for six consecutive years, Bob was selected to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Association for Justice.


Bob is an advocate for victims of drunk driving. He works closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In fact, for every case the law firm settles or wins, we donate $500 to support MADD’s efforts for advocacy, education, and service to the victims of drunk driving accidents.


In addition, Bob is known throughout Utah—and the nation—for his efforts to promote bicycle safety by encouraging everyone to wear helmets while cycling. His campaign to “Buy a Helmet, Save a Life” is responsible for the donation or sale of more than 125,000 helmets in Utah. The campaign allows community members to purchase Consumer Product Safety Commission-approved bicycle helmets, below cost, at a Robert J. DeBry & Associates office for as little as $5 per helmet.


As a father and grandfather, nothing makes Bob happier than his grandkids stopping by for a surprise visit at the office. When he’s not in the office, Bob enjoys cheering on the Utah Jazz, attending the opera and local plays, supporting Ballet West, exploring Utah’s beautiful outdoors, skiing, and swimming.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    34 years
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-38%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • G. Steven Sullivan

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for Bob DeBry for over 30 years. He has great insight on legal issues. His focus has always been what is best for the client. He has always put the interests of his clients and of Utahans first. He started the bike helmet program years ago. He has now sold over 150,000, helmets to Utah's children and their parents. He is a lawyer that really cares about Utah


    G. Sullivan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michelle Kendra Waddoups

    Robert DeBry has maintained one of the top personal injury law firms in the country and has done so with hard work and a great team of top notch attorneys. You cannot go wrong with Robert J DeBry & Associates.


    Michelle Waddoups Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

4252 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107


UTActive Emeritus196408/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lifetime Service AwardUtah Association for Justice2011
Lifetime Achievement AwardUtah Association for Justice2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRobert J DeBry & Associates1980 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Celia Anderson v. Broadbent and Woolf incMutl- Million Dollar Verdict
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
University of UtahArtBS - Bachelor of Science1961
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
VolunteerVarious Religious2012