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Kurt M. Helgesen

About me

Kurt was born and raised in Kaysville city and graduated from Davis High School in 1996. Kurt has lived in Davis County the majority of his life and enjoys helping others on a daily basis. Kurt specializes in the areas of Contract Litigation, Criminal Law and Family Law, handling all family law issues with an emphasis on matters involving Child Custody disputes.


Kurt has five children of his own and seeks to understand each one of his clients, not only as a client but as a parent and/or unique individual. Kurt possesses a broad understanding of the legal process, which he has acquired through working with the firm and those around him, as well as through the time he served as an intern Law Clerk for the Court, and as a volunteer representing victims of domestic violence. Kurt's insight and understanding of the law and legal process helps him obtain favorable results for his clients.


Kurt is a very capable, dedicated attorney who has helped many clients obtain their desired results in paternity & custody actions, simple to more complex divorce cases, adoptions, contract disputes, and criminal as well as juvenile court matters. Kurt will fight hard for his clients' rights and freedoms. His clients like him and appreciate his hard work, dedication and not great, but good sense of humor. Kurt takes a personal interest in each case he takes on and looks forward to the different challenges that each one presents.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Divorce: 30%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Contracts: 4%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Family: 1%
    Less than 1 year



Hourly ($175/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Cory R Wall

    I've worked with Kurt and other members of his firm as opposing counsel on a number of cases and have been impressed by his professionalism and the manner in which he zealously represents his clients.


    Cory Wall Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kevin G Richards

    I endorse this lawyer. As a mediator I have mediated several cases for Kurt and I find him to be dedicated and competent professional who looks out for the best interest of his clients. I would strongly recommend his services.


    Kevin Richards Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Helgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.

1513 N. Hill Field Road
Suite #3
Layton, UT, 84041


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Best Ciminal Lawyer Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHelgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.2011 - Present
Intern (Law Clerk)Second Judicial District Court of Utah2010 - 2010
ParalegalHelgesen, Houtz & Jones P.C.2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Utah State BarN/A2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Herland v. Izatt 2015 UT 30Supreme Court reversed the District Court in Plaintiff's favor and remanded to District Court. Final Outcome is pending.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005