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Jacob Khalil Arijanto

Family Attorney at South Jordan, UT

4.9   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

I started my career working in complex commercial litigation. In my early career, my work primarily focused on assisting large corporate entities litigate significant insurance policies. Although the work was sophisticated, I knew it was missing the human element that I desired. Once I realized this I made a concious decision to transition my practice to focus primarily on domestic litigation. 

Today, the bulk of my practice consists of domestic litigation, which includes divorce, custody actions, child support actions, modification and order enforcement. I know that divorce and custody issues are often the most emotionally and financially stressful times in my clients' lives and I take great pride in walking them through the process. 

I pride myself on being a pragmatic problem solver and am constantly looking for solutions that are in my clients' best interest. Not all situations require a "scorched earth" approach, but some do. I understand the difference between cases that require a delicate touch and those that need aggressive litigation and tailor strategy to suit my clients' needs. 

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Location

Carr Woodall
1309 South Jordan Parkway, Suite 200
South Jordan, UT, 84095

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Becky | June 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, kind, and smart!
I was guided through the whole divorce process with Jacob. He did everything in a timely manor and did his very best. He always took the lead on what I wanted and he always made sure everything was done how I wanted. Great communication as well. I got a fair child support and alimony because of him. I would definitely recommend anyone going through any divorce to have Jacob help them.
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Posted by Amanda | November 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired Jacob to represent me in a family law case my ex-husband initiated. Living in Missouri and having to hire an attorney in Utah was a little stressful, but Jacob made the process go very smoothly. We had an initial consultation over the phone where we discussed the case, my thoughts and feelings, and what the next steps going forward would be if I hired Jacob. Jacob really listened to me, understood where I was coming from and the situation at hand, and was straightforward about how he thought the case would turn out. After hiring Jacob to represent me, we communicated pretty regularly through email, texts, and phone calls. Jacob was very conscious about his fees, and he did his best to keep costs as low as possible for me. I really appreciated this and didn't feel like he was cutting corners or slacking in any way to keep costs low. He kept me in the loop regarding the case throughout the entire process and he made sure to submit my answers and evidence to the court in a timely manner to make sure we were within deadlines. When my court date finally arrived, Jacob and I had a brief phone conversation before our WebEx session to make sure we had everything covered and to discuss the argument Jacob would be making. Jacob stayed on track and argued every point we discussed. Though we didn't get the exact outcome we were hoping for, Jacob did a great job minimizing my loss and I was happy with the outcome we got. Jacob did a great job representing me in this case. Should the need arise in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again. He listens to his clients and is always asking for input and direction. He treated my case like we were a team and I really appreciated being involved in what was happening.
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Posted by Jeffrey | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A professional you can trust
I have worked with Jacob on a couple of different cases and he was masterful. His preparation exceeded expectations and his knowledge was key in our favorable outcomes. Jacob will be the first person I turn to with any future legal needs
Posted by Andrew | May 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and accessible.
Jacob has been helping me through a child support restructuring and has been great. He is extremely accessible when I need and really knows his stuff. I never felt pressured into making one decision over another, he has very thoughtfully guided me through the process. He has been a great guide throughout this process and is ready to go to bat for me.
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Posted by Dan | May 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Jacob is great counsel and is very attentive to his clients. I had a friend I referred to him with a serious and pressing child custody issue and he was able to handle it quickly. Jacob is who I refer everyone for their family law needs.
Posted by Zachary | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best council by far.
Wow what an absolutely incredible experience working with Jakob. When I first started the divorce process I was to say the least not optimistic of what could happen to me and my daughter. After working the past five months with Jakob I have found That he takes extreme caution to understand everything you need on your case. not only did he take the time to really learn every aspect of what was going on but he kept extremely good notes and amazing follow through on the entire process. There is nothing more refreshing than having counsel on your side that really wants to do what is best for you. I found that Jakob is completely transparent on the entire situation and sets Realistic expectations of how the process is going to move forward. At the beginning of this whole process I really wondered if everything will turn out Okay for my daughter and I, after going through all of the hoops that were put in front of me to bring me down as low as possible it is truly reassuring to know that you have counsel on your side that will guide you through all of the right decisions. I would recommend Jakob to any of my friends and family that went through the situation I have gone through. If you have Been debating on who to choose for your counsel I would recommend no one else besides Jakob.
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Posted by Matt | May 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely attentive! Saved us in an emergency
Jacob came strongly recommended by a close friend, and he did amazing work. We got the desired ruling quickly and efficiently. Jacob jumped into my very complicated multiple-state custody case and blocked out all the noise to get to the truth. He has exemplary case law knowledge and will speak to you candidly in whatever respect you ask him to: as your Utah lawyer, as a general advisor, as a "what would you do in my shoes," and help you make the best decision. I have never had a lawyer make as personal an investment in me, my family, and my case. He genuinely cared. He was not shaken by opposing counsel who was dishing out sanctions, lodging personal attacks on me, and in general making a grand ruckus. Jacob didn't acquiesce to opposing counsel's games and honestly he was like a lion going up against a whiny ferret. I have nothing against ferrets, just providing an example of a lawyer who takes the high road, and that's Jacob. We got the desired outcome quickly and for a reasonable fee. Jacob's overall value is off the charts. Jacob, if you read this, thank you so much, you are a huge blessing to me and my family and I pray that other families in need will find you or someone like you to help them navigate the choppy seas of life that may be trying to sink them too. Thank you!
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Posted by Hunter | April 18, 2021
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The best professional and exceptional service
During my time working with Jacob Khalil Arijanto I felt very comfortable with his professional guidance explain everything throughly and made me feel 100% comfortable during a stressful time.
Posted by Jeff | April 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jacob is the man!!
Jacob is very knowledgeable and walked me through the whole process from start to finish. He was professional and on time with all correspondence. He saved me a ton of money and head aches. A difficult job in the case of my divorce. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Kasey | March 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Jacob made my case easy and painless as possible made me feel like I wasnt fighting alone
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney around
I worked with Jacob for my divorce and he was 10/10. I had a big time zone difference being deployed and he still worked with me and got the work done. He is a really good people person and I highly recommend him.
Posted by John | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
Jacob has been my attorney for about 10 months, in that time he has always made me feel like I was his only client. He took the time to get to know me and what I wanted. Whenever I needed to talk or had questions he always called back, texted or emailed back the same day. He works tirelessly to make sure that I am informed and up to date on all aspects of the proceedings of my divorce. There have been a few extra incidents that have needed his attention and skill to talk\email the opposing lawyer. He knows when to give and take or play hardball. He does not do anything on my case without talking to me first and making sure that I have the whole story before I make the decision on what to do. I trust him explicitly, no question. I would recommend him to anyone. I could not have asked for a better attorney.
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Posted by Brad | January 20, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney
Jacob Arijanto is a fantastic attorney. He was eager to take my case and kept my expectations realistic. He is very knowledgeable and experienced, and I had worked with him before. My most recent case was kind of a shot in the dark but he understood that I couldn't just sit by. In keeping realistic expectations in focus, he was able to explain the process for my custody case and the likely outcomes. When I later informed him of my intention to alter the course of my case a bit he was understanding and supportive, and handled the court appearances masterfully. He even remembered to present information in the hearings that I had given him much earlier in the development of my case. I very much appreciate Mr. Arijanto and everything he brought to the court and our personal interactions. He has a versatile personality and seemed sympathetic to my family dynamic. I can't recommend him enough, and I'll certainly hire him again for any future legal concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2021
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Excellent job
I hired jacob in a very diffiicult legal situation concerning my x partner and his strategy, availability, and diligence with my case proved to be invaluable.
Posted by Clayton | August 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Jacob was very understanding of my situation. At the start it was a very tangled and confusing situation however as soon as Jacob entered the picture things began to turn around and become more clear. He not only cared as an attorney but he cared as a person on the level I needed. His dedication and hard work went far beyond the typical “here’s your divorce”. Jacob is the attorney you must have!
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Posted by THEO | July 13, 2020
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Jacob’s Review
Jacob could always find information we needed very quickly, he was very expedient, he must always answer my calls and always got back to me, never really had that from any other attorney, he was very on top of everything
Posted by Eric | July 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Jacob worked tirelessly to get the best outcome possible for me in a divorce that could have involved a LOT more alimony and shorter alimony duration than it ended up costing me. He always had creative approaches to problems and was a pleasure to work with. I have referred other people I know to him and I know they have been just as impressed with his work as I have been. You definitely can’t go wrong hiring Jacob.
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Posted by William | October 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amateur and unskilled attorney outside of anything simple
I consulted with Jacob when he was a fairly new attorney outside of family law. He struggled with advanced legal arguments (anything other than the usual "failure to state a claim" reply) and was not really able to form a cohesive structure in his writing. He lacks a logical mind that excellent attorneys have as the research and writing that we consulted with came back to that of a first year law student. I am rating him average, because there was nothing above-average in his work.
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Response from Jacob Arijanto October 15, 2021
This review really hurts as I am very invested in my reputation and take considerable pride in it. I always take accountability for my shortcomings, but don't recall consulting with William and a couple things are not adding up. As a new attorney, I never did consultations with prospective clients as I worked in a firm, and practice group, where that was handled almost exclusively by the partners. Also, I do not typically discuss complex legal analysis during initial consultations (that usually happens in later meetings) and a prospective client would have never seen my written work product. I always attempt to tailor a winning strategy, but it is true that I give honest and candid legal advice. I think it it is a disservice to a prospective client (or client) to inflate their position, because it is simply what they want to hear. Sometimes, a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim really is the best argument to make.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss
  • 2017 - 2018

Education

  • University of Utah
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Westminster College (Salt Lake City)
  • B.A. Political Science
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Heindorff
  • Private Record
  • Private Record
  • Positive Judgment

Associations

  • Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Highest Grade in Constitutional Law
  • CALI
  • 2015

Publications

  • Utah Bar Journal
  • Preparing for Your First Trial as Young Attorney
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Cordell & Cordell Townhall
  • Ramifications of Social Media in Divorce Actions
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
Endorse Jacob
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is a top-tier family law attorney in the community. My clients who have worked with him have nothing but good things to say. Responsive, detailed, and the utmost professional."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jacob is an excellent attorney. He really knows his stuff and I am impressed with his dedication to his clients."
Child support Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Since Jacob joined our law firm, I have found him to always be cheerful, energetic and anxious to work hard for his clients. I have great confidence in his legal skills!"
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is amazing. He works well with everyone but also stands strong for his clients. I am proud to work with him."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a tough case with Jacob serving as the opposing counsel. Despite the challenges presented with the facts of the case, I found him knowledgeable, thorough, and very professional. He's a service to the legal community and any client would be well represented by him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've often looked to Jacob for advice and guidance on my own cases. He is knowledge, aggressive, and a true expert in family law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jacob since law school. He's hard working and dedicated to achieving the best result for his clients. He works tirelessly and he is widely respected for his professionalism and effectiveness."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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