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Jill L. Coil

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sandy, UT

4.7   35 reviews

also known as COILLAW LLC, The Law Office of Jill L. Coil

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 14 years
    Texas - TX 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jill

Learn Jill’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    All aspects of divorce from filing to trial and everything in between. Post order relief (appeals etc).

    18 years

  2. Family
    35%
    Including modifications, paternity actions, custody disputes, mediation, DCFS actions, contempt (OSC); alimony etc.

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, car accidents, product liability, and more.

    9 years

Jill L. Coil was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate in Houston Texas at Texas Southern University. She is dually licensed in both Texas and Utah where she has focused her practice on Family Law. Jill founded Coillaw in December of 2014 with the goal of empathizing, protecting, and advocating for families through legal representation. She has received many awards in Utah for her on-going work in family law cases and her avocation for her clients. Jill also has a tech start up called bringing affordable quality online divorce technology to the public without the need to hire an attorney. She also recently launched a female led Personal Injury firm, Moxie Law Group. She is actively engaged in her community through charitable work through The Coil foundation which she started with her husband. She also volunteers her time as a board member on the Indian Hills Middle School Community Council. She is a mother of four amazing children and when possible loves to travel the world.

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Location

CoilLaw, LLC
10815 South 700 East
Sandy, UT, 84070

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Daniela | May 28, 2022
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Simply the best!
I came to Jill over two years ago in despair, fear, and sadness during the most vulnerable part of my life. The moment I talked to Jill she made me feel heard, cared for, and protected. Let me tell you that I talked to four more attorneys and no one made me feel as cared for and heard despite my financial situation. The moment Jill said I needed a protective order to keep me and my children safe, I knew from that moment, and with no doubt in my heart, that I was taken care of. Jill is a strong, brilliant, and admirable attorney and when I say she will fight for you, hear me out BECAUSE. SHE. WILL. Jill and her team NEVER gave up on me or my children despite my financial situation. She is simply amazing! If someone is in need of an attorney, let me tell you, this is where you belong, I promise!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
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The Best of the Best
When I first met with Jill, my marriage had taken a scary turn. I had no idea what to do. All I knew was that I needed a lawyer, and I needed a good one. After getting two separate recommendations for Jill, I went to her with my case and never looked back. From the beginning, Jill understood my situation, validated my concerns, answered my never-ending questions, and genuinely wanted to help me. At a time when I couldn’t see the way forward, she gave me the confidence to know that I could go through a divorce and land on my feet.   Now I'm on the other side and I couldn't have asked for a better result. Having an attorney that knew her stuff and fought in my corner made all the difference. I can’t imagine going through a divorce with any other lawyer at my side. If you need the best, then you need Jill.
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Posted by David | November 9, 2020
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Client
Jill was amazing!! I hired her because I heard from other friends who had used her that she was a bulldog, knows her stuff, and really has your back! All of this is 100% true! Jill and her awesome team were super communicative and I always felt confident with her fighting my battle. I came away with a better outcome than expected, Jill went above and beyond and fought for what was right and fair for me and my kids. You will not regret hiring Jill, I would hate to be going against her, get her on your side, you will not regret it. Always super professional and always feels like she had my back!
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Posted by Susan | November 9, 2020
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I love the work that Jill Coil and her firm have done for me
Jill has worked with me both on my divorce and in another matter in the courtroom. She has always been a wonderful advocate for me in expressing my wishes and fighting on my behalf. I have been so thankful for her knowledge and her great talents as a lawyer, as well as her kindness to me. I would hire her again in a second!
Posted by Timothy | November 9, 2020
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A FIGHTER for fathers
I have been Jill's client since 2014. Since utah is a "pro mom" state, the courts were never in my favor. With Jill's determination and strength we were able to over come all obstacles and get custody of my daughter. Was it a long road? Yes, but you have to be willing to fight just as hard as she does! Jill and her staff are like family to us. We absolutely love them! Jill Coil and her team are the best! If you want a warrior on your side, you want Jill and her team. You will feel confident walking in the courtroom with Jill Coil representing you.  To all the negative comments: Is Jill emotional in court? Yes! Jill is emotionally invested in every case. Why wouldn't you want an attorney emotionally invested in your case?!?! She takes on your case and WANTS to fight for you. She brings you in like family and wants nothing but the best for you and all of your family members. She will fight for what's right and unfortunately the courts are not in favor of fathers wanting custody of their children. Jill truly is a fighter for fathers. If you don't believe me, reach out and contact me. We have had nothing but the best experience with Jill and her team. She is professional, determined, organized and most all she is confident!
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Posted by Joshua | August 27, 2020
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Best Divorce Attorneys in Utah
So many other friends and attorneys told me that I would have to settle with little custody in Utah because I'm a dad. For good dads that want to be a big part of their kids' lives this can be hard hear. After using another lawyer that encouraged me to settle for things I didn't feel comfortable with I finally met with Jill Coil and Luke Shaw at Coil Law. They looked at the evidence and believed in my case and believed in my rights as a father. Ultimately they helped me change custody from me having 40% custody to me having sole custody of my child when my ex moved away. This is what other attorneys told me was impossible to do, but Coil Law made it possible through their diligent hard work and knowledge of the Utah legal system. They also won me about $15,000 in legal fees from my ex which was amazing and so helpful. After working with other attorneys and interviewing over a dozen more to see if they were a good fit for my case, Coil Law was the obvious choice. They're honest, highly communicative, empathetic, and most of all they fight hard. Divorce is hard enough as it is, so make sure you have an ally that you can trust who will fight for you. I highly recommend Coil Law if a divorce is something that must happen for you.
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Posted by RJ | March 22, 2019
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A grateful dad
Jill and her firm were outstanding in my case. She looked at the facts of the case and genuinely cared about what happened to my kids and I. I had a lot of anxiety, as a father, but Jill was able to assure me that getting physical custody of my kids was feasible. We never went to trial. Ended up handling everything in mediation and Jill was ready and able to strike the most fair deal possible. The initial divorce is final, but I continue to retain her as my counsel, in order to try to get some more resolution on my case. Jill has been incredible and responsive to the custody needs of this particular father. I'm glad that she was on my side.
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Posted by Matthew | January 24, 2019
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Must Retain!
Ms. Coil and her firm provide field-leading quality of service at an affordable price. Her team was able to meet both my objectives and goals against multiple opposing lawyers and had a malicious case dismissed by the court during an undesirable divorce. Ms. Coil takes personal interest in understanding and emphasizing with a case that enables her to present the facts, supported by applicable statute and case law, to lay out and see you through a path to the desired outcome. Ms. Coil and her team care about their clients and the results are apparent in the outcome -- I would absolutely retain her again and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
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Posted by April | August 6, 2018
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They are the best!!!
CoilLaw was so great! They understood my situation and handled everything, including the stress of being a mother. They wanted what was best for my child and I. They did everything in their power to ensure it happened. Thank you so much Jill and Luke and the entire team at CoilLaw.
Posted by Linda | March 6, 2018
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Professional and Effective
From the beginning of my divorce from an irrational spouse, Jill and Luke assured me and reassured me that reason and logic would win in the end. They were right. It was a long process. They were consistent in their strategy and methodical in their approach. They answered all of my questions, returned calls and emails quickly, and Jill was great in court. Hearings for temporary orders and other motions returned favorable results for my case. In the end, we were able to get a settlement I could live with. I highly recommend CoilLaw!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
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Coil Law
Jill was outstanding and through her preparedness actually enabled the judge to change directions on a verdict. It was clear which way it was about to go before she spoke up and I can't thank her enough for the support.
Posted by Anthony | December 14, 2017
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I'll forever be grateful!
6 years ago and still going Jill and her team have always been and always will be my first choice. I'm writing this to formally thank your firm for representing me. With the straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding you were able to ease my "scares" and concerns. I thank you for being a "friend" through it all. You displayed humor, honesty, dignity humility and compassion during this ordeal...once again my most sincere. You they are best when your ex asks for attorneys contact information say they can refer their friends to them. #hireusbeforeyourspousedoes is the best thing I had ever heard!!!
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Posted by Dawn | December 14, 2017
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Difficult Divorces+great Attorneys, equal great outcomes!
My attorney's, Luke Shaw and Jill Coil and the rest of Coil Law firm have been my voice for months as they have their morning groups to discuss how to best press forward in my situation. They have kept me informed and involved and tried to keep things moving in a forward direction to the best of their abilities. I always am cc'd on any emails and receive copies of court documents to review before they send them in and always ask if there are any changes that I see that need to be fixed. They have been wonderful to work with as I know they have my best interest at heart. I would highly recommend them to others in search of a good attorney for divorce. They are well versed in the laws, and what they fall short in, they find out.
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Posted by Callie | October 31, 2017
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Grateful
Someone recommended Jill as an attorney who was excellent at knowing the ins and outs of my complicated divorce. As a full time mother to three children, I was so grateful for her expertise in my rights, my children's rights, and her optimistic outlook about situation. I got what I needed to protect not only myself, but my children as well. I am so grateful for her, for Luke Shaw who worked my case also, and even Sela who works their front desk. Overall a wonderful experience and I am grateful I was directed their way.
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Posted by Jesse | March 25, 2017
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Couldn't have done this without Jill
I don’t think there is anything worse than taking legal action to protect time with your children. The Utah stigma about fathers’ rights aside, navigating this course could only be possible because of Jill. First and foremost, Jill has a sincere desire to defend the too often minimized role of fathers. She knows how children and society benefit when a father takes an active role in his child’s life. Secondly, Jill has an unmatched knowledge pertaining to fathers’ rights, litigation, and mediation. She has given my family comfort while navigating this unfortunate road. What I love about Jill (among many traits) and why I couldn’t do what I have without her, is how thoughtful she is about the process. She is aggressive and assertive when the situation warrants; while strategic and careful always. She has been a blessing in my life and the life of my family. She has given me time with my daughters that I otherwise wouldn’t have had. My girls will never have to wonder if I love them and want to spend time with them. That is real peace as a father, and I wouldn’t know it without Jill.
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Posted by Lynessa | December 31, 2016
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Professional, determined, compassionate are all traits that Jill has exhibited while aggressively defending my rights.
Jill has been persistent and dedicated to my case over the last six years. Fighting unbelievable odds against someone determined to win at any cost and the money to back it. Dealing with delay tactics, incomplete documents...etc. And in my emotional state were I struggled she was patient. Jill never wavered from the belief that justice would be served and that we could win this. Her knowledge and believe in the system was comforting and she handles herself well against opposing council.
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Posted by Bryan | December 29, 2016
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She Rocks!
I am a Dad with 4 kids. I wanted a divorce after 20 years of a hard marriage. My main concern was fair custody with my kids. I also wanted an attorney that would be a bull dog in court. I was referred to Jill because I was told she fights for Dads! After meeting with Jill, she has all of those qualities I was looking for! Jill is a bull dog coupled with a deep knowledge of divorce law! She fights for what is right! That is what anyone getting a divorce should want. You will not regret hiring Jill and Coil Law! Her staff and other attorney's in her office are the highest quality individuals in the industry! Jill, thank you so much for the outstanding results you and your team got for me!
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Posted by Cristina | December 29, 2016
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Absolutely Amazing!
Before finding Jill, my husband and I had no hope. We had met with several other attorneys and they all told us the same thing because Utah is a "pro-mom" state we shouldn't really get our hopes up and there isn't much we could do to get custody of my husbands daughter. We were devastated. Our situation was so stressful and life was becoming more and more difficult. Then, we found Jill Coil and we met with her immediately. She is honest, knowledgeable and firm. We have never felt hopeless with Jill. She is aggressive in the courtroom and well respected by the legal community. Although, our situation had some twists and turns, Jill and her team have always kept us in the loop. The communication between the staff members is great and I have always felt comfortable talking to anyone one of them. Jill and her team helped us get physical custody of my husbands daughter. She never lost faith in us! We can finally start living our lives comfortably and with so much less stress! Everyone at Coil Law is welcoming and friendly. They truly care about us and especially the little girl that we all were fighting for!
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Posted by Marcus | October 24, 2016
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Making the most of difficult situations
Jill was extremely thorough in her handling of my case (divorce). She was very specific about my rights and responsibilities, maintained a high level of professionalism and most of all, made the best of a difficult situation. Her entire team was very responsive and extremely helpful throughout the entire process.
Posted by Jenna | October 15, 2016
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Amazing!
Jill and her team were amazing to work with. Mine and my ex husband case was beyond stressful, and I was always kept in loop with what they wanted to do or what was going on between the other lawyer. It definitely made my life a lot less stressful knowing I could count on them to help me get what I wanted. Going to a Attorney is never easy but with Jill and her team it was the best choice i ever made! If I ever need a lawyer again I will definitely come back to Jill
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Office of JIll L. Coil
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Jolley & Jolley
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Criminal Defense Firm
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • Texas Southern University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2007
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gardner v. Gardner
  • Supreme Court Affirmed all Issues
  • Anderson v. Anderson
  • Mother (Coillaw's Client) prevailed in Lower Court and Appellate Court Affirmed

Associations

  • Woman Lawyers Association of Utah
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Recipient of Expert Network Recognition
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Snow College
  • 2017
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Law Firm
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Who's Who 2016
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • BBB Accreditation
  • Better Bussiness Bureau
  • 2016
  • 2016 Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • ABA National Finalist
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Good Things Utah
  • No One Dies from Divorce
  • 2021
  • Utah Bar Family Law CLE
  • Gardner v. Gardner
  • 2020
  • Niftycon
  • Gaining Great Reviews from Client
  • 2019
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy - Salt Lake City Meetup Group
  • Know your rights - Q&A
  • 2018
  • BYU Law School Lunch Presentation
  • Woman in Law
  • 2018
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Family Law Issues
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Jill
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a powerhouse. She is highly respected and very experienced family law attorney in Utah. I highly recommend her for divorce and related family law issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jill is a great attorney. She is very competent and does a great job on cases."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jill on a number of cases. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and has a strong rapport with judges and commissioners which make her a valuable source for anyone contemplating divorce or having custody issues. I consider her a mentor and friend and look forward to working with her in the future."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jill is a phenomenal attorney. Jill is knowledgeable and aggressive, but also fair and reasonable. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jill has a wealth of experience and the passion to put it to work for her clients. She is a strong advocate for her clients and takes a personal interest in the outcome of each case. She has gained the recognition and respect of the judges and commissioners that she practices in front of. Anyone would be well served by having Jill represent them."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"JIll is a great lawyer, with a great background in family law and father's rights. I have gone to her to talk issues through and referred many people to her. The legal community is better for having her as part of it."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jill is an intelligent, experienced, hard-working attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients that knows the law and has credibility with the Judges and Commissioners. Jill's experience in Divorce has provided her the foundation for an exceptional practice, especially for high asset cases."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is an intelligent and experienced attorney. She genuinely cares for her clients and works hard to protect their interests. Jill learns about her clients and takes the time to thoroughly prepare for any court appearances. She is well respected by her colleagues and works with the opposing counsel to reach the best settlements."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jill on a number of cases and she is an excellent advocate for her clients and is very reasonable and accommodating, always trying to work out the best possible solutions to the issues in a case."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jill is a phenomenal attorney. Her passionate and intelligent representation of her each of her clients is remarkable. Jill is well respected in the legal community. It has been a pleasure working with her on a number of matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jill for some time now. I have worked against her, and I can attest that she is an aggressive, thorough attorney. She is always prepared and she holds her own in front of a judge. She represents her clients very well, no matter the circumstances. I endorse her."
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