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Robert Fugal

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Orem, UT

5.0   6 reviews

About Robert

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   Robert Fugal was born in American Fork and raised in Pleasant Grove and Lindon, Utah. After graduating from Pleasant Grove High School, with the help of scholarships and part time work in Orem and Provo, he graduated from BYU with a bachelors degree in 1977 and a law degree in 1982. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eckhart A. Thompson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, then practiced as an associate in the bankruptcy law firm of Ryder and Walter in Fresno CA. Then in 1988 he moved back home and co-founded the firm of Bird & Fugal to serve people needing debt relief services.

  Since then he has expanded his practice to include estate planning retirement planning and tax problem resoulution. He is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve financial security.

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Licensed for 40 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/08/2022
State CA
Status Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)
Acquired 1985
Updated 08/06/2022

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Bird & Fugal
384 E 720 S Ste 201
Orem, UT, 84058-6320


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Great Experience With Robert Fugal!
I have been blessed to have Robert Fugal help me through many debts I have had over the years. Rob has a lot of experience in knowing what collectors can and can not garnish. He is able to communicate very clearly what would happen regarding any choice made. His patience and empathy is second to none and helps you realize anything is possible in the future while he supports decisions. I recommend him to any that are needing help in his fields of expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Consultation on an Elder family matter
Robert Fugal was very personable and extremely helpful with providing direction for our situation with a parent's mental and financial circumstance. I was surprised when, after the consultation, he caught me as I was getting into my car to provide me with some additional material and information. What a sincerely caring individual. I HIGHLY recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Marie | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the best attorney and highly recommend him
He goes way beyond helping you. I am very great full for his help.
Posted by Lisa | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Fugal is a wonderful attorney. He is intelligent, ethical, professional and, yet, kind as he guided us through our bankruptcy process. Mr. Fugal is patient with all of our questions and explains them in such an understanding way. It's refreshing to work with someone as ethical as Rob Fugal. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Becky | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Robert Fugal
Robert is a fantastic lawyer and person. He has effectively helped me address some difficult financial times. He is professional and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Debra | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable was referred to me by 3 other lawyers
Robert was very patient with me. I had 5 Limited liability companies and 6 different properties. I cannot say enough about how thorough a job he did on my case. He has a great gift of empathy for the hard time I was going through. I know another person that used him and felt the same way. He also had been turned down by other lawyers because his case was so difficult.
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  • Free Consultation 50 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bird & Fugal
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ryder & Walter
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk to Judge Eckhart A. Thompson
  • 1983 - 1985


  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • In re Cochran 15-20831
  • discharge granted
  • America First Federal Credit Union v. Rice 09-02239
  • debt discharged


  • Utah Valley Estate Planning Counsel
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Client Rating 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Academic Support Office Annual Retreat
  • Preparing for your Exit Visa--Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Estate planning Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether you have financial or bankruptcy issues, or are looking to preserve your assets through a detailed estate plan, Rob Fugal will carefully evaluate your situation to provide you the best results under the circumstances. Rob cares about getting his clients the most optimal financial results possible."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob for years and endorse him as a very competent Bankruptcy attorney. He has always been very easy to work with and an advocate for his clients."
Guardianship Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rob has a very calm manner and demeanor which inspires confidence. He was able to calm a very nervous client in court so that the proceedings went smoothly. He is also poised and knows his business well."