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John W. Christiansen

John W. Christiansen

Practice areas:

Immigration, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Workers Compensation, Social Security

About Me

John's focus is somewhat different to the philosophy of many other attorneys in that he believes that the client's interests come first. John has long considered the client's needs to be at the center of his practice. 


He currently represents a high number of clients in disability, injury and financial insolvency proceedings in front of Utah State Courts, Federal Courts, and Utah Administrative Courts. 


He is also an adjunct professor of paralegal studies at Eagle Gate College and has been a special guest lecturer at Utah Valley University. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Social Security: 25%
    60 cases
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
  4. Immigration: 25%



Hourly ($150-350/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Shawn D. Meade

    Jhon is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. Jhon is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him.


    Shawn Meade Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Kenneth A Prigmore

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a respected attorney that will give his all to see your legal needs are met in full.


    Kenneth Prigmore Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McKell Christiansen

642 Kirby Lane, STE 105
Spanish Fork, UT, 84660-5753




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Attorneys in UtahBest Lawyers2013
Paul Harris SocietyRotary International2012
meritorious work awardU.S. Dept. of Justice2009
Health Law Moot Court FinalistT.U. College of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FacultyUtah Valley University2013 - 2013
General CounselTorq Motorsports2012 - Present
Adjunct Professoreagle gate college2011 - Present
AssociateBDM&A2010 - 2010
Attorney - PartnerMcKell Christiansen & Wise2010 - Present
Law ClerkUtah Attorney General's Office2009 - 2010
Law ClerkU.S. Dept Of Justice2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of CourtN/A2011 - Present
Utah County Hispanic Chamber of Commercemember2011 - Present
Utah Association for Justicemember2010 - Present
Central Utah Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Spanish Fork Rotary ClubBoard Member2010 - Present
Utah State Barmember2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternitymember2008 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law Societymember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Scott v. Universal Industrial Sales, et al.N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Utah Trial JournalLitigating on a Shoe String2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young UniversityN/AB.S.2005
University of Tulsa College of LawN/AJ.D.N/A
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law SocietyCriminal Law and Ethics2015
IMA quarterly forumbankruptcy and tax law update2015
Kiwanis Club Annual MeetingSocial Security Law2013
Guest Lecturer at Utah Valley UniversityGuest Lecturer2013
Spanish Fork RotaryInternational Service2012
Guest Lecturer at Utah Valley UniversityPublic Speaking2012
BNI MeetingSocial Security Law2012
Guest Lecturer at Provo CollegeHumanities2011