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Erik Helgesen

Estate planning Attorney at Layton, UT

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Erik S. Helgesen

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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Erik was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah. He has lived in Utah his entire life apart from serving a two year LDS mission in Brazil and the three years he attended law school in Michigan. He has a love for the people and the community. For Erik, being an attorney is his way of giving back to the community. He specializes in the areas of Estate Planning, Guardianship and Probate.


He was raised in a family of eight children. Because of this, he has learned how to get along with everyone. He has an outstanding knowledge of the legal process, which can be credited to his four years at Weber State and three years at Michigan State studying the law. Because Erik's father is also an attorney, he has spent a great deal of his life around legal matters and it comes very natural to him.


Erik is one of the hardest working attorneys that you will meet. He is very efficient with his time but also very patient in dealing with his clients. He gets to know each of his clients personally, seeing them more as family than a client. He cares about helping each person individually and won't give up until his clients get the rights and freedoms that they deserve.

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Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
1513 N. Hill Field Road
Suite 3
Layton, UT, 84041

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jan | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and personable
My husband and I had our trust drawn up by Erik. I appreciated the simple way he explained everything. I mostly liked the way Erik looked me in the eyes and spoke like we were great friends!! I was so impressed, I referred my 82 year old aunt, who also sought our Erik to draw up her trust.
Posted by Alton | June 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
His service was excellent in the out of state probate he helped us in. He was knowledgeable and very pleasant and solved our problem quickly and efficiently. His Secretary Sarah was an absolute joy to work with and is an excellent first contact for Erik.
Posted by Rick | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
My wife and I hired Mr. Helgesen to assist us in setting up our family trust. We are very pleased with the guidance we received as we worked out our particular needs. E-mail and phone communications were timely and when it was necessary to leave a message Mr. Helgesen always called back the same day.
Posted by Jenial | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trust Preparation Review
Eric is adept and thorough. Explaining everything & answering our questions before we asked them. It was a Pleasure working with him.
Posted by Richard | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
I have worked with Eric for several years, first as a Trustee and more recently in an estate planning capacity. Eric is steady, consistent, non-plussed and calm in every instance. He is honest and extremely aware of the costs of legal representation. A great choice for most people who want competence, common-sense and reasonable expense. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Charlie | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Did a wonderful job, explained everything, and left no stone unturned.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
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Peace of Mind
Eric and his team took what to our family was a difficult issue to solve and made it easy. He was able to answer our questions, provide advice and provided us with the documents to set up a safety net for our parents and in turn for us as their children. Erik, thank you.
Posted by Korinne | June 4, 2015
Excellent Estate and Trust Attorney!
Erik Helgesen is 100% professional and just an all around awesome attorney! He is always willing to help and go above and beyond what you think someone would do! He will be our attorney for life!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-185 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
  • 2011 - Present


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Weber State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008


  • Utah State Bar
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Probate Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erik and I have worked across from each other and with each other on several cases throughout the years. I have found Erik to be very thoughtful and interested in resolving matters in a beneficial way."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Erik all of my life. Erik is efficient in everything he does. He is extremely bright, well-organized, and as honest and reliable as they come. Erik is great with numbers and is extremely logical. Erik is a natural leader and does not have a single enemy in the world. I highly recommend Erik, he is a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He's very bright and good with clients. You'll like him."

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Layton Estate planning Lawyer Erik Helgesen
Erik Helgesen
Estate planning Attorney
Layton, UT
Licensed for 12 years
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