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Jason M. Yancey

Litigation Attorney at Layton, UT

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Jason is a business-minded attorney who specializes in providing complete general counsel services to small and midsize businesses.  His clientele ranges from international manufacturing companies to nationally recognized financial services companies.  Jason adds value by personally handling his clients’ contract and general business needs as well as their litigation needs.  When he does encounter an issue that requires specialized help, Jason again adds value by ensuring that his clients obtain excellent representation without losing control of the fees and costs—something that is all too common. 


General Transactional, Employment, and Business Issues. 


Jason regularly assists his clients with pre-litigation planning, asset protection planning, corporate governance matters, employment matters, contracts, and transactional matters (including mergers and acquisitions).  Additionally, a handful of Jason’s clients regularly include him in their executive management team’s decision-making process where he provides valuable hybrid business-legal advice.


Business Litigation. 


Jason is a commercial/business litigator.  He adds substantial value to his clients by handling their litigation needs from start to finish.  He is an aggressive, but reasonable advocate who has successfully represented clients in both federal and state courts.  Jason has had the privilege of appearing before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. 




Jason graduated from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, cum laude, where he was an associate editor for the BYU Education and Law Journal.  He distinguished himself in law school, graduating near the top of his class, receiving the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy, and working as both a research assistant and a teaching assistant in the subject of business reorganization. 


Community Involvement. 


Jason prides himself in being involved in the community and providing free legal services to worthy causes and individuals.  In addition, he served as Treasurer for the Young Lawyers Division of Utah from 2008-2009 and as co-chair for the Needs of Children Committee from 2007-2008.


Bar Admissions. 


Jason is admitted to practice in the Utah State Courts, the Federal District Court for the District of Utah, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Professional Recognition. 


Jason was selected for inclusion in the Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for 2010 and 2011.  He also has high marks from various online rating services.  That said, Jason is most proud of the fact that nearly all of his clients/business comes from direct referrals from his existing clients.  He believes that there is no greater compliment than for a client to trust him with the legal needs of their friends, families, or business partners.  Jason works hard to keep this trust.


Other Professional Experience.


Law is Jason’s second career – he worked full-time as a licensed securities trader for eight years prior to starting his career in the law.  He has also owned and operated a small business. 


Jason’s True Passion. 


Jason’s motivation and paramount concern is his family.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and four young boys, fishing, camping, and at sporting events.  He also enjoys working with his hands and takes pride in being an avid do-it-yourselfer—though his wife wishes he would just hire a real professional.  

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


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Posted by Paul | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind
I can't begin to say enough about what an amazing attorney Jason Yancey is. I have been involved in more than my fair share of litigation over the years and used the services of many well known "high powered" attorneys. None of them ever got nearly as much done for me as Mr. Yancey. Not to mention been as much of a pleasure to work with as him. He is like a breath of fresh air in the legal arena. He puts his ego and self interests aside and focuses EXCLUSIVELY on the best interests of his clients. I highly recommend him for any of your needs. If he can't handle your type of case he'll tell you upfront it's not his forte. If he can handle it though you will never regret making the decision to have him fight for you. Honest - fair - fun ............... and damn good to say the least!
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Posted by Tom | November 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Jason is an excellent attorney. He responds promptly to calls. His technical skills in writing contracts are outstanding. He excels in problem solving, and his rates are very reasonable. I would not hesitate in any way to recommend Jason.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 210-210 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mitchell & Barlow
  • 2010 - 2011


  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004


  • Wasatch Front Football League
  • Commissioner
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Needs of Children Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Jason
Business Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jason and I use to work together in the same law firm, so I know first-hand that he is a stellar attorney. He really listens to other people, and works hard to represent the client's best interests every step of the way. Jason has fantastic people skills, a strong moral code, and a great sense of humor. When I have seen him in court, Jason obviously is well-prepared, and he presents well and thinks fast on his feet. When negotiating a contract, he is prudent and diplomatic, but no pushover. Overall, Jason is a truly fantastic lawyer. If I found myself in a lawsuit, I would hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Yancey is very personable and professional. He has strong intellect and ability and has my strong endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Yancey on a challenging case and he was always professional and courteous. I welcome our next case together."
Business Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've known Jason for many years and I'm privileged to be the recipient of Jason's legal mentoring. Jason is an extremely intelligent lawyer and brilliant litigator. Over the years I've worked with Jason on numerous cases and I admire his level of legal competence and ability to obtain results for his clients. If I ever need an attorney myself, I'll look to Jason. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is already one of the best lawyers in Northern Utah. He is aggressive in protecting his small business clients. He's smart and is a strong litigator when needed. He's practical in his advice and his small business clients love his work. He wins. He bills honestly and fairly. He was listed on Superlawyers, and deserves it. He's a great lawyer and I like working with him."
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Layton Litigation Lawyer Jason M. Yancey
Jason M. Yancey
Litigation Attorney
Layton, UT
Licensed for 16 years
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