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Diana J Huntsman

Divorce and separation Attorney at SLC (Midvale), UT

4.4   7 reviews

About Diana

Learn Diana’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%
    Legal representation of clients through litigation in divorce, paternity, and custody cases.

    28 years, 228 cases

  2. Mediation
    35%
    Assisting both parties in amicably resolving divorce, paternity, and custody cases, through mediation (as a Master Mediator).

    10 years, 199 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    26 years, 39 cases

  4. Appeals
    10%

    14 years, 12 cases

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Licensed for 28 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Diana

Huntsman | Lofgran | Walton | Easter pllc
623 E. Fort Union Blvd., #201
SLC (Midvale), UT, 84047

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Cindy | March 9, 2015
Outstanding lady
Diane is an incredible lawyer, Who helped me through one of the longest, dragged out, nasty, terrible divorces a person should have to endure. Not only did she stand by me for years and finally got it finished she became a wonderful true friend. Best divorce gift ever.
Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
Aww, thank you! Loved working with you, Cindy!!
Posted by Mary | September 26, 2014
Amazing Lawyer!
Diana Huntsman is amazing. She helped me with a difficult divorce and subsequent lawsuit. She is knowledgeable about every aspect of the law and knows exactly how and what to do. This is a fantastic law firm.
Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
Thanks Mary! I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you. :) I know it was a difficult time in your life, but I truly enjoyed getting to know you!!
Posted by Adam | September 23, 2014
An exceptional attorney and a good person.
Being an attorney myself, I was immediately able to recognize Ms. Huntsman's skill and professionalism. I was delighted to find that she is also a zealous advocate in court. Because of Diana Huntsman, I was able to obtain visitation with my son in the face of very difficult odds. I am so thankful that I had her on my side.
Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
Adam, thank you! Your review comes as a high compliment. I appreciated the opportunity to be of help in making sure the right thing happened!! :)
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
Exceptional Lawyer
Diana worked tirelessly to get my case settled. She kept me up to date and was always available to take my phone calls. I would highly recommend Diana Huntsman.
Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
Thank you so much!
Posted by K and R | September 12, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Our case went from simple to very frustrating, worrisome, and complicated. Diana worked tirelessly to help find a solution, to assure the well being and best situation for our family. She found the proverbial needle in the haystack that eventually led to the outcome that saved my son from having his life turned upside down. It was a long process, but worth it in very way!! I'm proud to call her my attorney and friend!
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Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
What a crazy case! I'm so pleased we were able to solve it so successfully. You are the best parents ever, and I'm thrilled your son is doing so well!! Thank you for taking the time to share such kind words.
Posted by Mary | September 8, 2014
Honest and caring
Diana was so kind and caring during my divorce. She cared about my needs and concern for my children's future. She was honest and up front with me when it came to what I wanted verses what I could get. I felt she made this difficult time more manageable.
Response from Diana Huntsman September 5, 2018
I'm glad things turned out well for you and your kids. I'm also grateful to have had the opportunity to help you! I know it sounds strange, but I love being a divorce lawyer for exactly that reason. I think going through a divorce is one of the most difficult things a person can face, and it means a great deal to me to hear that you felt I helped. :) Thank you for sharing!
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2014
Divorce lawyer
When in mediation, she let me handle most of the deliberation. She did not intervene as much as she should have. When I asked her about that, she said I was doing a good job. When writing up the agreement for the mediation, she added something that we did not discuss, nor agree upon. When going over the papers, I questioned her about it and she stated "that is was Utah law". Later, asking another attorney about this, she said that was not the case. That "mistake" cost me over $20,000.
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Response from Diana Huntsman September 8, 2014
I am so sorry you feel I cost you money, and that I did not represent you well at mediation. I care about each of my clients, and fight to represent each of you to the best of my abilities. It saddens me to learn of a client who does not feel I represented them well. Regarding the specifics of your complaint, I'm somewhat confused. I typically handle the entire discussion for my client during the joint portion of mediation (when the other side is present). I almost never let my client handle those discussions. On the other hand, when we're in private meetings with just us and the mediator, a client can (of course) say whatever they like. However, those discussions aren't disclosed to the other side. As for decisions in mediation, I talk to my client at length during our private meetings about what I think we should propose, and whether or not I think the terms the other side is proposing are in their best interest. We also talk about whether I think they could do better in Court than what is being proposed. That being said, the ultimate decision regarding what terms to propose and what terms to accept, is always my client's. I give my best advice; however, a client can follow that advice or not. Ethically, attorneys are required to respect their client's right to make settlement decisions, because those decisions involve their life, not ours. As for adding terms to the mediation papers which weren't agreed to, again, I'm confused. If a case is resolved in mediation, there was a written agreement prepared, edited, read by the parties, by the attorneys, and by the mediator, and then signed. If the terms weren't agreed to, why would you sign? Why wouldn't the mediator intervene? You indicate that I said the additional term was "Utah law," but that I was mistaken. I would greatly appreciate you explaining this part further. Having handled family law cases for 20 years, I like to think I know the law inside and out. However, I also realize I'm human. If there is an area where I have a mistaken understanding of the law, I would genuinely welcome being educated, so that I can avoid making a similar mistake with another client. If I did not make a mistake, I would also welcome the opportunity to show you the law that applies, so you will at least, hopefully, feel better about how your case was resolved. Regardless, I appreciate your feedback. I hope you have been able to move forward from your divorce in a positive way, and I wish you the best.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Huntsman, Lofgran & Fuller, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Diana J. Huntsman & Assocs., PLLC
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Managing Partner
  • Mangum, Holt & Huntsman., LLLC
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Mangum & Holt
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Judicial Extern, Judge J. Thomas Greene,
  • Utah Federal District Court
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Legal Intern
  • Mangum & Holt
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Utah State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Anderton v. Boren, 2017 UT App 232
  • The children of a decedent had standing to pursue claims related to a trust where the mere potential of removal as beneficiaries did not negate standing, but the mother and trustee were properly granted summary judgment on their claims of malfeasance.
  • Vanderzon v. Vanderzon, 2017 UT App 150.
  • Case was remanded to the trial court to recalculate alimony taking into account gross v. net income; the impact of taxes on alimony; and the proper equalization of a shortfall of funds.
  • Stoedter v. Gates, 704 Fed. Appx. 748 (10 Cir. App 2017)
  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision, holding that UPD police officers violated client's constitutional rights. On remand, the trial court awarded $261,000 in attorney's fees and costs.
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Associations

  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Cum Laude
  • Utah State University
  • 1990
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Snow College
  • 1988
  • 2nd Place, Economics
  • Phi Beta Lambda, National
  • 1987
  • 1st Place, Economics
  • Phi Beta Lambda, Utah
  • 1987
  • 4th Place, Business Law
  • Phi Beta Lambda, Utah
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Diana as opposing counsel on a number of cases over the years and she has always done an amazing and very competent job representing her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diana is easy to work with. She represents her clients well in front of the court. She is smart about the strengths of her case and she uses those strengths well."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Diana is an excellent and caring family law attorney. Her attention to detail is fantastic. She was always a pleasure to work with and does the best job possible for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and would recommended services to any client."
Divorce and separation