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  • Kurt Helgesen

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Katy

    I hired Kurt to help me with a custody dispute. He was well prepared and was always one step ahead of the other lawyer. He prepared me for the best or worst that could happen. Made my court dates so much easier! I was very impressed with my lawyer. Would recommend him to anyone.

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  • Very Non Professional

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    Posted by a client

    Very non professional lawyer. We went to trial and he did not even know my case. I would not recommend him or his firm at all. I was constantly calling him to get an update on my case and he never had answers and charged me for the phone calls.

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    Kurt M. Helgesen’s response: “I am sorry that someone might feel this way. I do not know who you are and I do not recognize your story. I have never gone to trial unprepared. That simply did not happen. Please contact me so that we can discuss your case and your concerns. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you to resolve this. Thank you.”
  • Went above and beyond my expectations!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    I could not have picked a better lawyer for my traffic case. While traveling through Utah, I got a speeding ticket and an expired registration ticket. Not only did I miss my court date, I lost my temper one day and sent a very insulting, offensive email to the court.

    Kurt worked his magic for a very reasonable fee and reduced my case to just the speeding ticket. I am still doing cartwheels for joy. Great lawyer, would recommend him to anyone.

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  • Amazing, and very knowledgeable!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Sarah

    Kurt exceeded his duty as my lawyer! He went above and beyond to defend me and help me understand my rights in my case. My case was difficult since it dealt with parties in another state, but he found journals that were similar to my situation that he presented in court. He really did his homework. I have worked with multiple lawyers and have never been as satisfied as I have been with Kurt. I know you can trust him to get the job done the way you feel is best for You.

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  • He did absolutely nothing

    1.0 star

    Posted by Melissa

    I was arrested on a warrant and my mom retained Kurt Helgesen for me. After almost 2 weeks, I found out that he had done absolutely nothing on my case. He did not even know the difference between a cash and surety bond. The prosecutor on my case changed three times within a week and he had no explanation as to what happened. Maybe he is good for civil cases, but he seemed out of his depth when it came to a complex criminal case.

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    Kurt M. Helgesen’s response: “Melissa, thank you for the feedback. I am sorry to hear that you feel nothing was done for you. Please know this is not true. As you know, we never actually spoke to each other because your arrest took place in another State, where you were being held. Despite my efforts, our only communication with you was through your elderly Mother, I imagine there must have been some miscommunication. I cared very much about your case and did all that I could to negotiate the terms of your release and avoid extradition. Ultimately, your waiver of certain rights in the other State made that impossible. Please call me, I'd be happy to speak with you in more detail about your concerns.”
  • Review of service provided

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Angie & Rich

    Kurt Helgesen has been incrediably helpful, knowledgable and empathetic to our situation. We were able to pursue and attain more than what we thought was possible due to his unyielding pursuit of our case. We highly recommend his expertise and personable approach. Kurt has a way of making you feel that you are his only client and his top priority.

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  • Great Experience. Fantastic Results!

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    Posted by Nicholas

    I was recently charged with what I felt was a serious crime that could have long lasting consequences. I did not want the crime to go on my permanent record and affect future employment opportunities or graduate school application. Luckily I was able to obtain Kurt Helgesen as my attorney. This was my first experience in dealing with the law and the court system so I was very unsure about everything. In my initial meeting I was able to talk to Kurt about my case and what my possible options were. I immediately felt better as he explained my constitutional rights in defending myself. He told me exactly what would happen when I appeared in the courtroom before the judge so there were no surprises. This gave me comfort and confidence throughout the duration of my case. The day of my pretrial Kurt met me at the courtroom and my uneasiness that I had felt that day was calmed. All I had to do was sit and wait. Kurt was able to meet with the prosecutor and after reasoning and doing whatever lawyers do when they are hashing out deals was able to reach a very favorable outcome for me. I had originally been charged with a class B misdemeanor. It carried a maximum punishment of 6 months jail time and $1000 fine. It was knocked all the way down to a measly infraction and $100 fine! Initially the prosecutor was only willing to drop it to a class C misdemeanor but Kurt knew he could still get a better deal for me. I knew I received a good deal when the prosecutor presented the new proposed arrangement before the judge and the judge had to have the prosecutor repeat it. The judge was still struggling to see how this class B charge had been dropped to an infraction level charge and this is when Kurt stepped in again. Kurt was standing with me before the judge and asked to counsel with him, to explain why this agreement had been made. This was vital since the judge clearly explained to me that he could assign any punishment he wished, the prosecutors proposal was merely a suggestion that he, the judge, usually followed. After hearing Kurt out the judge basically went along with the proposal. I was cited for an infraction and $130 fine (the judge raised the fine $30). After paying the fine, I was home free! I don't have to worry about this stupid event in my life anymore. I would recommend Kurt Helgesen to anyone needing legal help for the first time. His ability be personable and relate to me for the unknown journey ahead was assuring. Then again I would recommend Kurt to anyone hiring a lawyer regardless of their law background because of the favorable outcome he was able to obtain for me.
    CASE CLOSED.

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  • Paternity and Parent time

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Gunther and Jennifer Lara

    In our case we live in New Jersey so it was hard to find a lawyer in Utah and trusting without even meeting the lawyer but we found Kurt Helgesen. He is a very honest lawyer and very loyal always making sure we were up to date on the case. He would always answer our questions via email or telephone and as soon as he was able to, didn't matter the time. He cares about your situation as if it was his own. We are very thankful for all the help and good advices, also for the time he took in our case. We recommend Kurt to anyone that needs assistance on a case.

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  • Great lawyer, dedicated to his clints.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Troy

    Kurt along with his office staff kept me informed as to how my case was going and what I could expect next. He spoke clearly to me and made sure to answer all my questions until he knew I understood completely. Also had a great sense of humor witch was appreciated through the ruff and emotional time a divorce can bring. I highly recommend Kurt Helgesen to represent you in the court system.

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  • Child Custody

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Celita

    I am very pleased with the services Mr. Helgensen provided on my case. I will recommend his services to all my friends if they ever need a professional lawyer. I will hire him again for sure. It is very hard to find a trustworthy lawyer. Mr. Helgensen did what he said and beyond on my case and I thank him for that.

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