I started practicing law in Utah County in 1994. During my career, I've been able to help thousands of clients. This gives me a great deal of satisfaction. While I make a living practicing law, I get satisfaction in helping my clients. It's always fun to run into an old client at the grocery store or at a ball game and catch up.
When I'm not practicing law, I love to write. I'm a member of the Utah Valley Writer's guild and attend their meetings regularly. I'm working on a middle grade novel. I don't know if I'll ever publish it but I'm enjoying working on it after hours.
Another hobby is traveling. I've visited 47 states and more than a dozen foreign countries. I lived in France for two years.
A sometimes hobby is radio controlled airplanes.
I'm blessed with a wonderful wife and four terrific children.
Languages Spoken: French
Licensed since 1994
Hourly ($295/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Free Consultation (10 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Highest Grade Advanced Torts||Brigham Young University Law School||N/A|
|Cum Laude||Brigham Young University Law School||N/A|
|Adjunct Faculty||Brigham Young University Law School||2004 - 2013|
|Board of Directors||Tri-Connections, Inc.||1998 - 2008|
|Attorney||Abbott Law Firm||1994 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Utah Association for Justice||Bronze Eagle||1995 - Present|
|Utah Bar Journal||An Enigmatic Degree of Medical Certainty||2008|
|Utah Trial Journal||Insurance: To Tell Or Not To Tell, That Is The Question||2004|
|Journal of Systems Management||Developing an Employee-Centered Electronic Monitoring System||1993|
|Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public Law||United States v. Halper: Making Double Jeopardy Available in Civil Actions||1992|
|Advocate Publishers||How to Form a Corporation in any State||1990|
|Advocate Publishers||The Complete Asset Protection Package||1990|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Brigham Young University||Business Administration||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1993|
|Brigham Young University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know||Effective Use of Fact Witnesses at Trial||2012|
|Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know||Expert Reports and Expert Witnesses||2012|
|Building Your Trial Skills||How To Select the Right Jury for Your Case||2010|
|Annual Conference||Effective Voir Dire||2010|
|Annual Conference||Recent Updates in the Law||2008|
|Civil Trial Skills||Preparing Your Expert Witness For Deposition||2007|
|Building Your Civil Trial Skills||How To Handle Post Trial Issues||2007|
|Building Your Civil Trial Skills||How to Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls||2007|