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Jeffrey Reid Butler

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at South Jordan, UT

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Jeff Butler

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 16 years
    California - CA 25 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

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Prior to partnering with Carson Pearson, Jeff Butler worked as corporate in-house counsel for companies in Utah and California.  He has experience with real estate law, mortgage law, business law, and healthcare law.  He also has also extensive healthcare administration experience.  He is an active member of the Utah Bar Association and California Bar Association.  He holds an active Principal Lending Manager license in Utah and held an active Real Estate Brokers License for almost 10 years in California.

Mr. Butler grew up in Utah and California.  He graduated from Brigham Young University where he graduated with University Honor Program.  He attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University while also pursuing a master degree from the Romney Institute of Public Management.  During law school, he externed for two federal judges, the Honorable Judge Benson and the Honorable Judge Green.

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Lawyers at PEARSON BUTLER offer full-service legal options to individuals and small businesses, including business consulting, bankruptcy, divorce, criminal/DUI defense, foreclosure help, estate planning, and other legal help.


Pearson Butler
1802 W. South Jordan Pkwy
Suite 200
South Jordan, UT, 84095
Pearson Butler
563 West 500 South
Suite 220
Bountiful, UT, 84010
Pearson Butler
306 W Main St
American Fork, UT, 84003
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Posted by Darren | March 9, 2014
EXCELLENT!!! I couldn't happier with this firm! They go above and beyond! Dealing with a death in the family and they handled the estate.
Posted by Judy | March 30, 2012
Attorney to trust and count on
The past two years I have had to use this firm many times. They have helped with many different legal items and been there for all aspects of the legal issues We have had. In todays world it's hard to find a attorney that you can trust and know that they are there for you, and you are not just money in their pocket. They have you best interest at heart and care. A rare find in today's world. I will continue to use this firm as long as I have legal issues. They know their business and that makes this firm tops in legal field. I have had dealing with other attorney's in the past and was not satisfied and didn't trust them or their firm. That is what made us look for another firm. Two years and counting and we are still with this firm. This is the only firm for my family.
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Posted by Cameron | March 20, 2012
We were at the end of our rope and had no choice but to file bankruptcy, we just didn't want to admit it. We were self employed and our small business had served us well for many years; taking care of us and our four children. However with the downturn of the economy the business stopped making money and we found ourselves tapping first our savings and then our retirement to make ends meet. Once that money ran out we were reduced to using credit cards to pay for everything, including groceries and utilities. When we maxed those out and couldn't pay the monthly credit card bills the never ending calls from the collectors began. That is when a good friend of ours referred us to the law firm of Pearson, Butler, Carson, & Cook. We first met with attorney Carson Pearson who very patiently listened to our whole situation and then laid out all of our options. We elected to do a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy which is a total bankruptcy. At our next meeting we met with attorney Leonard Carson who talked to us about additional things we needed to decide. We decided to short sale our house instead of letting it foreclose and we reaffirmed the debt on our car because we didn't want to lose the family vehicle. One of the things we were most nervous about was the Meeting of the Creditors with the Trustee. Attorney Jeff Butler accompanied us to the court house and told us before hand everything that would take place. It definitely calmed our fears and made everything go smoothly. From the date that we filed bankruptcy to the date that we were granted a discharge on our bankruptcy was only 67 days! The bankruptcy court requires that at least 63 days elapse before a discharge is granted. We had heard of attorneys whose client's bankruptcies take much longer to get discharged and run into all kinds of complications. Thankfully with the professionalism and expertise of the lawyers at Pearson, Butler, Carson, & Cook our Chapter 7 Bankruptcy went very quickly and smoothly. Best of all they never belittled us or made us feel dumb. At each step of the way they were there to hold our hand through the whole process. We recommend that anyone who is considering a bankruptcy take the time to meet with the attorneys at Pearson, Butler, Carson, & Cook.
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Posted by David | April 19, 2010
Knowledgable, fast, and Kind
Bankruptcy and divorce are not easy to deal with or talk about. Jeff was so understanding and knowledgeable that he made me feel at ease, answered all my questions (there were many at all hours of the day!), and helped me see that this was just a small stumbling step in my life. Jeff truly cares about helping people and it shows. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone considering divorce or Bankruptcy. --You rock Jeff!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pearson Butler
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Jeff Butler
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Utah Legal Services
  • 1999 - 1999
  • In-House Counsel
  • Global Realty Solutions
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Judge Dee Benson
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Judge Thomas Greene Jr.
  • 1997 - 1997
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  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Romney Institute of Public Management (BYU)
  • Master of Public Administration
  • 1998
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Inactive
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Speech Winner
  • Lion's Club
  • 1988
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  • Utah Legal Services Inc
  • Utah Legal Services Handbook
  • 1999
  • Brigham Young University Honor's Thesis
  • How to Increase Democracy and Economic Development in Argentina
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Workshop
  • Estate Planning In Utah: Misc Facts and Insights
  • 2018
  • CLE Workshop
  • Bankruptcy and Short Sells: How to streamline the process
  • 2018
  • Utah REIA Expo
  • Evictions in Utah: What Landlords Need to Know
  • 2014
  • Senior Services
  • Estate Planning in Utah: Myths, Facts & Insights
  • 2014
  • DRE approved CE Course
  • Bankruptcy and Shortsales: How to Streamline the Process
  • 2013
  • Utah Housing Fair
  • Shortsales & Foreclosures: Which is Better?
  • 2012
  • Is Bankruptcy Right for You?
  • Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcies are discussed
  • 2010
  • Five Ways to Stop Foreclosures in Utah
  • New HAMP Guidelines which take effect on June 1, 2010
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (28)
Endorse Jeffrey
General practice Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is not only a great attorney, he is a great person. I would not hesitate recommending him."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. You will not regret hiring him!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is a terrific attorney. I have had the opportunity to watch him meet with and advise his clients. He is a wealth of knowledge but also has a friendly and easy manner that really helps clients make it through whatever legal obstacles they are facing."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an incredibly fast learner and is constantly seeking self-improvement and additional knowledge on the law. He cares about the clients he works with and trusts the team he built. Jeff provides his clients with great work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jeff for almost 20 years. He's a fantastic attorney with a sharp intellect and great with people."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is a fantastic attorney. He is very bright and capable. No one does a better job taking care of clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff Butler is a dedicated attorney with years of experience assisting his clients with complex issues in Bankruptcy and Real Estate law. I'm confident in referring clients to Mr. Butler knowing that they will have access to high quality representation and service."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a very competent attorney. He will go out of his way to make sure his clients are taken care of properly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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