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Craig P. Helgesen

Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney at Layton, UT

4.1   14 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Ethics and professional responsibility
    In house Ethics and Conflicts Attorney

Craig graduated from the largest law school in America as one of their most outstanding students. He started out his law career helping many people file bankruptcy, relieving them from their financial burdens. He has an excellent knowledge of the legal process and specializes in the areas of Bankruptcy, Divorce, Criminal Defense and Custody Matters.


Craig is part of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He was accepted into this association because of his strong desire to protect the rights of consumers. Craig, as a member of the NACBA, plays a huge role in influencing bankruptcy laws on behalf of the consumers. 


Craig's clients are always more than happy with the results. He is a very dedicated attorney and always gives his best efforts towards each case. He will work long hours to ensure that his clients are pleased with the outcome. Helping people is one of his favorite things to do, which is one of the reasons he became an attorney.




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Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
1513 N Hill Field Rd #3
Layton, UT, 84041


4.1 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce lawyer
I hired Craig to help settle my divorce. Initially, the paperwork took longer than I would have liked, but when I needed him and his team, they were always right there, ready to help me. I had a couple of times throughout the process when I needed immediate help with legal documents (same day) and they made sure to accommodate my needs. This was a terrible situation to go through, but having a group of people to help navigate the paperwork and other legal aspects of the situation made it easier to deal with.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer!
He and his staff were very responsive to my "trivial" questions on bankruptcy and gave me good on advices what I needed to do to complete the process. He does things to represent me in a very timely and professional matter with the court and always providing documents for me to fill it out ahead of time. I'm very satisfied with his work.
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Posted by Chris | September 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney Who Truly Cared
My wife and I worked with Craig, Angie and Brooke and they took such great care of us. My wife and I kept forgetting important things and kept neglecting bits of information throughout the process and Craig's team was there every step of the way to make sure this was done right. They were detail-oriented, extremely helpful, and treated us like we were their most important client. We would highly recommend Craig and his team to anyone looking for caring and careful attorneys. My thanks to their entire staff for a great experience.
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Posted by April | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
It was a pleasure working with Craig and Brooke on my divorce case. What a great team they kept it simply and informed me every step of the way. Thank You!
Posted by Anne | March 2, 2015
Wonderful Attorney
Craig and his assistant Brooke were extremely helpful in my divorce case. I was always informed on the status of my case and felt that I was more than just another client on their schedule. They really took the time to listen to my situation and advise me well. They did a wonderful job communicating with me and helping me to understand the process. The detailed invoices also showed exactly what was being billed and I never felt that I was out of the loop. They really connected with me and I would recommend Craig to anyone in need of family law assistance. Brooke was phenomenal and really made my experience even better. This team is honest, hard working (even late hours), and care about their clients.
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Posted by Todd | December 21, 2014
Craig was very understanding of my concerns from day 1 to the of my trials. He was very knowledgeable with a laws pertaining to my cases. i am a retired service member that he did let get screwed.
Posted by Susan | December 17, 2014
Found a very good reliable lawyer with Craig Helgesen
Craig and his staff have been very knowledgeable and quick to respond to my needs. I was totally lost and they have made my situation much easier to handle. They are very friendly and courteous and get the job done.
Posted by Brooke | December 16, 2014
Amazing attorney!
Not only did Craig help me with an emergency legal situation, he did very thorough and meticulous work. I was overwhelmed by his knowledge of the court system and how he approached my case. In the end I got what I wanted and my children are safe. His paralegal and staff were very friendly and helpful in answering all my questions. I cannot thank him enough for all his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Recommend highly.
Craig helped me through a very difficult time in my life with my divorce. He was knowledgeable at a time when I needed it most. He helped me explore a number of options on how to proceed, and where the potential "landmines" were. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by matt | November 2, 2014
Craig knows what he is doing.
Craig walked me through the whole process of getting my divorce. I could call him any time I had a question. I had complete confidence in him during my whole divorce.
Posted by Joe Frericks | January 29, 2014
Great and Thorough Family Law Attorney
Craig Helgesen is an excellent Family Law attorney. My wife and I work with Mr. Helgesen on a regular basis because her ex husband is difficult and highly litigious. His results have been fantastic, as he got a Custody Suit dismissed and was successful in having the ex found in Contempt. Craig is very knowledgeable on Utah family law, and uses it as a basis to build his case. He takes the time to understand the details of the case, and works hard in preparing filings and researching for court. He is very good at arguing in court as well. On more than one occassion Craig has achieved a successful outcome due to procedural maneuvering. I cannot recommend this lawyer highly enough.
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Posted by Joel | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look elsewhere
I retained Craig around October of 2017, this was not really that difficult of a case involving custody of my son. Yesterday I was forced to settle for pretty much the state minimum for 1 simple reason, Craigs pure and simple incompetence. Craig failed to listen when I requested to have a custody evaluator, in fact the entire time Craig was my attorney (A total of $2,300 until I terminated him) I saw NOTHING from Craig or his office. I missed several deadlines because Craig failed to do as I asked and this cost me so much money and time for the next 11 years of my life. Craig ripped apart my family by NOT taking action and doing what I had asked. If you're looking for a family attorney, look elsewhere. To attest to this I had recommended a friend take Craig on for his custody battle as well, only to have the same results. Please, if you care about your children and want a good future with them look elsewhere so you don't have the same issue as I have..
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible experience
This lawyer and his paralegal are horrendous. I began my bankruptcy process in April 2017. I had a few credit cards to file. All in all, a SUPER simple case. I should have saved my $1000 in attorney's fees and filed it myself. Here it is August and it's still not done. Communication was little to nothing. Multiple messages sent before I would get an answer. I thought the point to hiring an attorney was to take the headache away from me and it would be a seamless process. I wouldn't recommend this firm to anybody. Very unprofessional. Didn't give a crap about my case, my time, or my money. Complete joke!
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Posted by Colleen | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not the bankruptcy lawyer you want
After consulting with three other attorneys I decided to use Craig Helgesen for my bankruptcy. While he was pleasant he seemed disorganized. For instance, once I went in for my appointment and was told he was not in the office. I showed my appointment card, so they called him. He was at lunch. They had me wait over an hour and a half for him to return. He felt no need to hurry back on my account. Another time I went in and was told I did not have an appointment. Apparently, his assistant failed to log it into his schedule. Also, I was only trying to discharge debt from two credit cards. He failed to notify one of the credit card companies that I had indeed started the bankruptcy process, so when it was all said and done that credit card company did not discharge the debt and put a lien on the house. I feel that Craig should have given me that information that the debt would not be discharged even if I continued with the bankruptcy filing. I also found out after the fact that if you are without the necessary funds you do not have to pay the $250 filing fee, which could be more now that it is four years later, and there is monetary help for those who have no income. When it came time to actually go to court he had two of his colleagues call me on the phone to go over everything I had met with him and given him during the previous months because he was too busy to do the paperwork himself. I gave the information to Craig on several occasions and then had to scramble to give the same information to his colleagues over the phone. Why they did not have that information available to them I do not know. BUT I felt that I had paid for Craig and was getting the second string backup team. At the court hearing my estranged husband came to court and was questioning Craig about legal issues. Craig was my attorney only and should not have spoken with him at all. He failed to tell me important facts that I only found out later, after I went to court, that had serious consequences for me financially. I reaffirmed on a HELOC that I should not have. He was very unhelpful and I would discourage anyone who is thinking of using him. It cost me more after the bankruptcy to take care of the credit card debt that was not discharged. I would have been better off trying to settle with the credit card companies than filing the bankruptcy. There are more issues, but I am trying to just stick to the facts as per the AVVO instructions.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
  • 2009 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Weber State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Wilson v. Educators Mutual Insurance Association


  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Davis County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Davis County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Old Mill Village HOA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best 2014
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014


Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Craig
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Craig and I have worked across from and together on various cases throughout the years. I have found Craig to be very prompt and knowledgeable."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Helgesen is professional and proficient. I have consulted him on several matters, and specifically on matters related to bankruptcy. He is knowledgeable in both the law and in practice."
Family Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Craig all of my life. Craig is a reliable, hard working attorney. I highly recommend him as an attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He's very good, honest and has a bright staff. You'll like him."
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Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Contracts and agreements
Child custody

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Layton Ethics and professional responsibility Lawyer Craig P. Helgesen
Craig P. Helgesen
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
Layton, UT
Licensed for 13 years
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