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David Mark Corbett

Divorce and separation Attorney at South Jordan, UT

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 12 years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About David

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Passion and creativity separate the best attorneys from the rest. I have learned these lessons while litigating all sorts of cases in Utah and Arizona. At times, settlement is the best option. When settlement cannot work, then trial is the answer. I have represented clients in over 50 trials, both in criminal cases and civil cases.  As an attorney for Corbett & Gwilliam, PLLC, I continue to use my passion, experience, and creativity to serve my clients.

The American Society of Legal Advocates named me to its list of the Top 40 Under 40 attorneys in the state of Utah for 2016, an honor reserved for the top 1.5% of attorneys in the state. Thomson Reuters, a preeminent legal rating company, has recognized me as a SuperLawyer for the Mountain States.

I graduated from Baylor University School of Law in April 2006 and began work as a criminal defense attorney in Arizona. For five years, I represented clients in all kinds of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to first degree murders. In 2011, I moved my legal practice to Salt Lake City and began expanded my practice to include civil cases. Currently, I handle criminal cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, and other civil disputes in Utah's trial and appellate courts.

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Corbett & Gwilliam, PLLC
10459 S. 1300 West
Suite 101
South Jordan, UT, 84095


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jeremy | June 14, 2020
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Bulldog in Court!
David Corbett represented me on 2 matters and, to be honest, I did not expect the results that he was able to achieve. I will definitely use him for any legal needs I have in the future. I would highly recommend David to anyone that needs an attorney.
Posted by Annie | March 2, 2017
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Excellent service from an excellent lawyer.
I highly recommend David Corbett. He was extremely knowledgeable, efficient and honest. I feel like he truly cares about his clients. We will definitely use him in the future if ever the need arises.
Posted by Brennan | November 15, 2016
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Fantastic Lawyer
David was fantastic to work with. He talked me through exactly what we were going to do, helped me to understand the process and feel comfortable with going in front of a judge. He was able to help me get the issue resolved quickly and fairly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an intelligent and caring lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
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Able to start a new life with David's help.
After a 30 year marriage ends its hard to know where to turn. With the knowledge and skill set that David Corbett and his staff provided with my case. I walked away with the ability to start a new life. I highly recommend David Corbett in any case, especially divorce.
Posted by Amanda | October 28, 2016
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Saved my son's life
I was told by other lawyers that I had a difficult case because I had agreed to my original custody arrangement. David made it happen. With him representing me, I was able to go from visitations only to having full custody of my son. He was very talented at building a winning case. When an opportunity to make a move presented itself, he made the move and it worked out in the best way possible for me and my son. I'm so glad he worked on my case. Other lawyers had advised me to go for less than what I wanted- and what I knew needed to happen- but with David, I got all I wanted. He has an amazing paralegal as well.
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Posted by Lexi | September 30, 2016
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David was great, he was very efficient and made sure he got the information he needed and that he knew he would need. He was quick to respond to every message I left him, and he always had great advice.
Posted by Sunday | September 30, 2016
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Awesome Attorney
David has done a fantastic job on my custody case for the last year and half. As a grandparent I knew my case was not going to be easy. With Davids knowledge and expertise my grandchild is where she needs be today. As we move forward I know my case is in good hands with David. He has always been there for advise and is honest with any feed back I need. Awesome Attorney
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Posted by Robert | September 27, 2016
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Professional, Knowledgeable, and Thorough
David help us with the custody petition for our mentally disabled some who became an adult. David and his office handled all the details and paperwork expertly and efficiently. We only spent about an hour with paperwork and then appeared at the court hearing. Everything was in order and met all the Judges expectations and no follow up was needed. Definitely worth the money.
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Posted by Kevin | September 23, 2016
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Your lawyer
David took my case when it was difficult to find representation. He handled each step with knowledge and professionalism. He took the time to understand my case then prepared an incredible defense. I will always be my thankful for his genuine interest and concern for my case. I highly recommend David for any legal needs you have
Posted by Jason | September 23, 2016
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Shortest child support petition in history.
Hello, my name is Jason. I retained David and his firm to adjust my child support, while my case isn't typical my child support was not only reduced but it was eliminated. David you and Tara are AMAZING! THANK YOU!
Posted by Cheyenne | September 23, 2016
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Best custody attorney in the world!!
My child custody battle has been long and drawn out, David Corbett has never let me down over the last two years! He has gone above and beyond. Because of this mans time and energy I now have custody of my son, and David has made sure every aspect is covered for long term safety for my son. He is honest and upfront from the start. I am going thru an interstate custody, one of the hardest cases to handle with children especially when me (the father) is the one who lives out of state, for an attorney to be with you fighting for custody in juvenile court, then go to family court and get sole custody!!! I am beyond blessed I found David he has changed my family's lives and future!!! I recomend David to anyone. I had a attorney on my case before David and she was horrible, the first three months David had my case he had me in complete shock how quickly he turned my case around. Once my case is final and closed I will miss the phone calls and emails. He was a blessing sent to our family. Look no further get this man on your team, trust him even when you think there is no light at the end of that tunnel, he will find a way to reach it! BEST ATTORNEY EVER!!
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Posted by Morgan | November 9, 2015
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The attorney you hire when you need to replace existing.
David is the attorney we should have had from the start when adopting our daughter. We suffered through 2 years of an attorney from SLC draining us financially with the intent to continue though we found out within minutes of talking to David, our case should never have taken this long. We were able to seamlessly transfer our current case to David who not only is the most reasonable and ethical attorney we spoke to, but he was able to accomplish what we thought would never end in only 4 months! Billing, communication, and results were all done with pure honesty and ease. Where the original attorney saw a chance to exploit us, David saw the chance to serve his client with integrity. David was always kind, listened, punctual and did exactly what he said he would do. Our only regret is we didn't find him in the first place.
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Posted by Lori | May 8, 2015
A dilligent attorney
I received superior diligence, care and communication from David Corbett on my complex child custody case. He was knowledgeable, creative and detailed in his approach. I knew my case was in good hands with David and his staff. I want to say thanks for the remarkable effort and concern that was provided.
Posted by Monica | March 19, 2015
Amazing Experience!
David Corbett, is not just an Attorney, he became in a friend for me during the process of my Custody case, he always had the time to reply my emails, and provide his best advise. David is an extraordinary and honest person, his values are on top; it is something that made me trust on him since day one.
Posted by Kim | March 18, 2015
David Corbett Review
David's work in the course of my 8 1/2 year case has been excellent. My case has spawned two Utah Supreme Court cases and a federal wiretapping case. David thought to subpoena Court Reporters and discovered , in the federal wiretapping suit, that my ex and his attorney had failed to comply with Judge Shelby"s order that they turn over ALL recordings. He thought to do this because he is SMART! It resulted in a motion against them for sanctions for failure to comply with the judge"s order. Kim
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Posted by Brad | March 18, 2015
proof of the importance of good representation
David has been excellent to work with. He has been an integral part of my efforts to gain access to my daughter and I trust him implicitly. David was not the first attorney that represented me in my case, and the difference of representation was obvious with Mr. Corbett. He took real interest in myself and the well-being of my child. 10/10 would recommend.
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Posted by Catherine | March 12, 2015
Great job on divorce
David did an amazing job on my divorce. I never thought I would be in the situation where I needed an attorney, but David did a great job guiding me though the process. I really appreciated how honest he was and how he walked me though things step by step. David took the time to really listen to my concerns. He was aggressive, honest, and did a fantastic job fighting for what was most important to me.
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Posted by Jacob | March 12, 2015
Saved my life
I wouldn't be where I am today without David. When skeletons from my closet decided to surface and threatened to throw my special piece of the world into complete and total chaos David stepped up to the plate and faced the challenge without hesitation or regret. Due to his dilligence and strength of mind and composure he helped me out of a hole I didn't even know I started digging. It's been nearly three years since I hired him and I can honestly say that in the time he worked with me I gained a friend. There is something incredible how even in the darkest and most fearing moments that he has to say just a few words to put your mind at ease, especially when you are being manhandled by the 'justice' system. He made sure that justice was tempered by mercy and that, though it still shakes me to the core, I remember the efforts involved and learn from them. I knew I was in good hands and I would hire him back in a heartbeat if I had to, although I hope I never have to. His excellence in the court room gave me the confidence to tell my judge that I would not fail no matter what the punishment was and that I would prove myself to be as good of a man that David saw and defended me as. Thank you David, thank you.
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Posted by Allison | March 11, 2015
The absolute best representation we've ever had
My husband and I were looking for a new attorney two years ago and after some serious research and talking with other people, we decided to hire David Corbett. Immediately after meeting with us, David began working on our case. He did his research, knew the laws that protected us and when we finally went before the judge, we felt completely secure. Each time I would call or email him with questions or worries he would get back to us within minutes. There were times I'd email him with a concern on the weekend or after hours, fully expecting him to get back to us the following business day, but on many of those occasions, if not all of them, he would email or call me back within hours of my email/call! Working with David was the best experience our family has ever had. We've had 2 other attorneys in the last 12 years and David was BY FAR the best one we've ever hired. He made us feel like family and I would go back to him in a second if we ever needed legal representation again.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Christensen Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Mohave County Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • United States District Court Western District Of Texas
  • 2005 - 2005


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Brigham Young University
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Smith v. United States of America, 2015 UT 68
  • Ruling that our client's damages are not limited by Utah's Medical Malpractice Act.
  • State v. Liti, 2015 UT App 186
  • My client's manslaughter conviction was reversed.
  • R.B. v. L.B., 2014 UT App 270, 339 P.3d 137
  • I successfully defended my client's custody at trial and on appeal.
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  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Mountain States Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Award
  • Baylor Law School
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Beyond the Basics III
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Appellate Preservation
  • 2015
  • AACJ Winter Seminar
  • Aristotle's Rules of Persuasion
  • 2010
  • Mohave County Bar Association
  • Decoding Arizona's New Sentencing Code
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a great example of civility and professionalism. These qualities benefit his clients as he advocates on their behalf in and out of court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is a zealous advocate for his clients and a very collaborative attorney to work with. I have worked with David on a very high conflict child custody case that was heading to trial. However, David and I were able to bring this high conflict case to a successful resolution at mediation. David works very hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is an exceptional lawyer. Not only is he remarkably sound in his understanding of the law and how to use it to his client's advantage, but he is an excellent counselor to his clients. He ensures that they are understanding and confidently moving forward with every step in the divorce process. I am constantly learning how to improve my own practice of law through my work with David."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dave is a great attorney. He is smart, experienced and a savvy litigator. He passionately advocates for his clients. I highly recommend Dave."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave is an excellent attorney. He has a great passion and understanding of the law and is a terrific litigator. He is personable and always a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dave on two cases. In both he was very professional, prepare, and he advocated strongly for his client. His written pleadings are always very thorough and well-reasoned. He is a good attorney, and he has my recommendation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is an exceptional attorney and a great friend. I have known him for many years, went to law school with him, and have been impressed with his ability to rise above challenges to become one of the best trial attorneys in Utah."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with David for a few years now. He takes a personal interest in his client's cases. He is also persuasive an forthright with the court."
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South Jordan Divorce and separation Lawyer David Mark Corbett
David Mark Corbett
Divorce and separation Attorney
South Jordan, UT
Licensed for 17 years