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I have been practicing law for over thirty years.  Chances are this is the first time you've needed a lawyer and you are worrying about choosing a good one.  You may have reviewed  other divorce websites and noticed that after a while they all begin to look alike.  


My past clients were also looking for a good lawyer.  A strong advocate who was still compassionate about their unique circumstances. One who always returned their calls promptly and kept them up to speed.   A  pragmatist who didn't just tell them what they wanted to hear and if their expectations were unrealistic, offered alternatives.  A seasoned veteran who worked efficiently and effectively, utilizing that experience to keep costs down.


Because my past clients found what they were looking for, I will let them do the talking. If you decide to make a similar choice - with respect to your divorce, paternity action or step-parent adoption or if you need a prenuptial agreement, will, trust, living will, guardianship or conservatorship --  I will be waiting to hear from you.   (801) 531-8300.



Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Family: 45%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Wills: 5%
    2 years, 20 cases
  4. Trusts: 5%
    2 years, 20 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ashley Wood

    Gayanne Schmid is a strong advocate for her clients and is very committed to helping them through the difficulties of divorce.


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Contact info

Gayanne K. Schmid, PC

331 S Rio Grande St Ste 201
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101-1436


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in UtahLegal Network2016
Top Lawyers in UtahLegal Network2015
Family Law "10 Best" Attorney for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top Lawyers in UtahLegal Network2013
Top Lawyers Named by Their PeersUtah Business Magazine2009
Utah Top LawyersUtah Business Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGayanne K. Schmid, P.C.2013 - Present
PartnerSchmid & Luhn, P.C.2004 - 2013
Of CounselParry, Murray, Ward & Moxley1994 - 1994
AttorneyGayanne K. Schmid, P.C.1994 - 2004
AttorneyFarella Braun & Martel1990 - 1993
AttorneyLandels, Ripley & Diamond1986 - 1990
AttorneyBrobeck Phleger & Harrison1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Utah State BarMember1994 - Present
California State BarMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody ModificationFather awarded sole legal and physical custody of minor child.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of MichiganPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law From A to ZMarriage Disolution - Process and Procedure2014
Divorce Education From Start to FinishDivorce Case Intake and Pre-Litigation Tactics2013