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Russell M. Blood

Estate planning Attorney at South Jordan, UT

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Russ Blood

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 25 years
    Wyoming - WY 41 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State WY
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    80%
    I counsel clients regarding estate planning options, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and related matters, and prepare and deliver the documents required to implement their plans.

    23 years

  2. Other
    10%

  3. Probate
    10%
    I assist clients with the process of transferring assets after a person dies, with or without a will. My services include the initial petition for probate, obtaining the necessary order and letters, applying for an employer identification number when needed, and other services to assist clients with the orderly administration, as requested by my clients.

    42 years

After obtaining a degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, I returned to my Wyoming home and earned my law degree from the University of Wyoming in 1982. I began practicing law in Casper, Wyoming that fall and spent the next 18 years working and raising my family there. My practice included work in the areas of estate planning, business organization and planning, real estate, and contracts. 

Since coming to Utah in 2000, I have invested significant time and resources into deepening my knowledge of estate planning and business organizations to enable me to better serve the planning needs of my clients. I am a past chair of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar and a Member of Elder Counsel, a national organization of estate planners who share resources and collaborate together to help clients solve planning issues. 

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Location

Law Office of Russell M. Blood, P.C.
1309 W. South Jordan Parkway
Suite 200
South Jordan, UT, 84095

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Reviews

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Posted by Troy | March 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive!
I needed to redo my trust and estate plan and I'm so glad to have found Russell Blood! I found him to be highly organized and educational in his approach, which I really appreciated, because I learned many things important for my specific needs. By the end of our sessions, I feel like I made a good friend, and walked away happy with the revised and improved trust.
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Posted by Mark | September 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with
It was so good to work with Russ we are both at ease getting things in order thanks again
Posted by Roger | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Russ Blood, the go to Estate Planning Lawyer
Russ went far beyond our expectations with helping prepare our estate planning. He is very knowledgeable and patient. Russ explained the process in layman's terms so we could make better informed decisions. I highly recommend Russ to help you get your estate planning done. Thanks Russ!
Posted by Tonya | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust Client
My husband and I hired Russ to help us with our family financial/health planning, not really knowing what we wanted or needed. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable in explaining all the different options available to us. We never felt pressured to make a decision on something that was not clear, with Russ often taking the time to go over things multiple times. We decided that the best option for us was a family trust and we are very happy with the final product. It was important to us that the person we were looking to hire be friendly as well as reliable and professional. We found Russ to be all those things and would highly recommend him and his services.
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Posted by David Huntley | February 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
True, professional
we had the pleasure of working with Russell when updating out will. It was clear on the onset that Russell is a true professional, and certainly incredibly knowledgeable in this field. He walked through the entire process with us in great detail, ensuring we are protected in all areas, We would highly recommend using Russell for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Sarah | September 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My husband and I went to Russ Blood for estate planning. Russ is very knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions. He spent time getting to know us and listened to our wants and needs. Russ was able to take that information and prepare an estate plan we were happy with. After the first time we met with Russ we felt confident we had chosen the right attorney for us.
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Posted by Steve W | May 11, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Russ is fantastic
Russ Blood was incredibly thorough and detail oriented with respect you our estate planning. He had great follow through ensuring our planning was done accurately relative to our to our specific needs. Russ's acumen and professionalism are both exceptional and distinguished.
Posted by Kathy | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Russ was great to work with. He was able to take care of what we needed in a very timely fashion. He also explained things very well so I could understand. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Andy | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and detailed
My wife and I completed a TRUST / WILL with Russ. The process was easyand fast and also very informative. We received answers to all our questions and he took the time to make sure we understood everything with great detail. Thanks RUSS
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust & Will
Russ was easy to work with and explained everything about the will and trust process in detail. I would recommend Russ for any estate planning needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Got our trust done!
Mr. Blood clearly described each portion of the trust. He is very knowledgeable and organized. The first time was a general meeting to understand the purpose of a trust and to explain the process at no charge. The second meeting can take 2 -3 hours. All the necessary components of the trust are discussed at this time including special requests, health care directive etc. The third meeting also takes 2 -3 hours in which the various documents are signed and organized into a binder. We appreciated his willingness to take the time to know and understand our situation so that the trust fit our needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Our Trust
Excellent estate plan attorney - very knowledgeable, professional and thorough. Russ Blood explained very well the process of creating a Trust for my husband and I, also the various situations pertaining to our particular estate. We are very happy with his services and our completed Trust. We highly recommend Russ Blood.
Posted by Tim | March 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Advice We've Ever Received
For 10 years we have sought Russ's direction on establishing and keeping our trusts up to date with the latest nuances in the law, as well as prodding us to incorporate changes in our life circumstances and needs into the trusts. The fact that we have continued our relationship with Russ attests to our confidence in his knowledge, skills, and interest in us personally.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
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Trust
Job well done. We were pleased with the service and will be able to recommend to friends and family.
Posted by James | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fine attorney that I have used for years,
Russ Blood helped me with an Adult Adoption and then revised my Trust Documents to account for changes to my family structure. This was done quickly and to my satisfaction. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kay | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional
Mr. Blood took me through the step-by-step process of creating my trust, and explained thoroughly what each step meant. He was caring yet professional in every aspect, and he exhibited the trust needed in an attorney/client situation.
Posted by Adrian & Pat | July 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied in Every Aspect
He's easy to talk with, has extensive knowledge of the law and aspects to consider that we wouldn't have thought about. It's like talking to a friend who has your best interest at heart. We have every confidence in his abilities and highly recommend him and the service he offers.
Posted by Bill | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with and excellent service
We retained Russell Blood to develop our will and related documents to ensure our wishes were known and our estate was distributed as we would like it. Russ was easy to work with, thorough, and provided excellent service that met our needs exactly. He provided easy to understand information and helped us make the best decisions for our estate. We recommend him highly
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carr Woodall
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Russell M. Blood, P.C.
  • 1982 - 2020

Education

  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Booth v. Booth, 2006 UT App 144, 134 P.3d 1151 (App. 2006)
  • Recovery was permitted by the appellate court.

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Elder Law Section, Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar
  • Member and Former Section Chair
  • 2000 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Russ since before we began working together. He is fantastic. He is more detailed-oriented than just about anyone. He has all of the right ingredients to make a fantastic estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ has a deft touch with his clients and is very thorough in his preparation of their estate documents. You're in good hands with Russ."
Trusts Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Russ in an incredibly affable and capable attorney. You can't go wrong with him."
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South Jordan Estate planning Lawyer Russell M. Blood
Russell M. Blood
Estate planning Attorney
South Jordan, UT
Licensed for 41 years