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Thanks for dropping by. I have over 25 years of legal experience in Utah and Washington, including a term as an elected prosecuting attorney. My practice focuses on real estate, business, and restructuring/bankruptcy. In my office the emphasis is on what YOU need, and I take the time to find out. I never forget that it's your life, your family, and your business. Call me at 801-809-9986 for quality legal advice at a reasonable price.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    30 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 35%
    30 years
  3. Real Estate: 30%
    30 years

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  • Dorothy G Bunce

    Knute Arthur Rife exhibits a calm demeanor and answers legal questions with a twinkle in his eye. It is obvious that he cares deeply about the law and the people who are trying to live within the requirements of the law. I am honored to have the opportunity to endorse him as a superb attorney.


    Dorothy Bunce Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

Po Box 2941
Salt Lake City, UT, 84110-2941


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Judge Pro TemAdministrative Office of the Courts2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRife Law Office2000 - Present
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Bremerton1999 - 2000
Prosecuting AttorneyKlickitat County1993 - 1998
AssociateMaas & Associates1991 - 1993
AttorneyRife Law Office1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State BarN/A1991 - Present
Utah State BarN/A1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Practical Real Estate LawyerAppealing Property Tax Assessments1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AN/A1985
Utah State UniversityN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law School for Business PeopleDos and Don'ts of Hiring2007