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Brent R Chipman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Law Office of Brent R. Chipman


Licensed for 43 years

About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

I have been practicing in Utah for 41 years with an emphasis on divorce and family law.  I represent clients along the Wasatch front and I represent a number of clients around the country who are involved with family law matters in Utah.

I strive to achieve favorable resolutions through mediation and negotiation, but I have also tried dozens of contested divorce cases.

I have experience in contested divorces, contested adoptions, modification proceedings, parentage cases, child support and domestic violence matters.

I would be pleased to speak with you personally about your case.  There is no charge for the first consultation (limit one hour).

 

 

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Licensed for 43 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/07/2023

Contact Brent

Law Office of Brent R. Chipman
4001 S 700 E Ste 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107-2523

Reviews

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Posted by Sherry | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very supportive
Brent was my attorney through a difficult divorce. My ex-husband was an unwilling participant in the marriage AND the divorce. Not wanting to participate in the divorce made him difficult to negotiate with. Brent was able to see through his stalling tactics and eventually, we were able to force the divorce issue. Brent was effective in communicating with the narcissist who was my husband. It still took a while, but I was able to get out of the relationship with my dignity intact and with everything I wanted and needed. I am satisfied and grateful for Brent's experience and highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney who finds themselves working with a difficult partner.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I have him help me with my pro se order to show cause, He volunteered through the court system to help those who represented themselves. He was trying to get the other party to listen to my suggestions for settlement, giving me advice, and being on my side when you really need someone to be there for you, even if you are presenting yourself.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough.
When I moved into Utah from out of state, I needed to have my divorce decree and parenting time registered in the state of Utah while keeping child support formula in the previous state (per court order). I called several lawyers and Brent was the first one who assured me that he could complete the paperwork appropriately. We set up a meeting and by the time I left, I knew that everything would be completed correctly. It only took a few days for the paperwork to be completed and submitted. Brent offers the first hour consultation for free. I will use him again if needed.
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Posted by David | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Difficult Divorce
Brent was recommended to me by a friend or a friend. This should have been an easy divorce but the other side often seemed unrealistic in their demands. Brent was there through the whole process and often had to remind me of what was important and what was just not worth arguing over. It took almost three years to get the divorce done and with Brent's help the outcome was fair and about where we should have been if we had been able to agree at first. Brent was very impressive in front of the judges and I always felt like I had someone looking out for my best interests. Brent was not afraid to tell me if he felt I was being unreasonable. I respected that from him and felt that came from his years of experience and understanding in the legal system. Brent was always more organized than I was and was always able to produce documents right when we needed them. He was always reminding me of meetings and deadlines so that we outworked the other side. I was glad to have Brent by my side at mediations and in the courtrooms.
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Posted by Joni | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
Very knowledgeable, answered all my questions thoroughly, provided a quick and simple resolution. Truly appreciate him and would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Paula | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best divorce attorney!
Brent handled my divorce very professionally. And years later, when things went wrong with some of the judgements, I called him up and he was back on my side again. Great person to have there for you at a bad time! Thanks again Brent
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Public Reprimand issued in UT, 2004
updated on 11/09/2020

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Brent's comment: “Reprimand was more than 16 years ago for a miscommunication with a client. I have had an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell for 16 straight years since 2005.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Brent R. Chipman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Fabian & Clendenin, Apc
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Associate and Shareholder
  • McMurray, Dale & Parkinson
  • 1981 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • Utah Legal Services
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS cum laude
  • 1976

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accredited Business
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montclair Who's Who in North American
  • Honored Lifetime VIP Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Utah)
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Montclair Who's Who in North American
  • Honored Attorney Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School Alumni Association
  • Alumni Board Representative
  • 2006 - 2011
  • J. Ruben Clark Law School Alumni Association
  • Alumni Board Representative
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Utah County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1979 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society Salt Lake Chapter
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Legal Studies
  • Editor for Summary of Utah Law: Land Use, Zoning and Eminent Domain
  • 1979
  • Brigham Young University (BYU) journal of Legal Studies
  • Chapter 14 Water Law Summary of Utah Real Property Law
  • 1978

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute (NBI)
  • Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client
  • 2008
  • Utah Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Assisting with the Drafting of the Parenting Plan
  • 2006
  • Child Custody and Visitation in Utah
  • Legislative Background and Case Law
  • 1994
  • Key Issues in Family Law in Utah
  • Review of Family Law Matters
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been involved in several cases throughout my career with Brent as the opposing attorney. For a period of time, Brent's office was down the hall from my office, and I would often come to Brent for advice. I believe Brent is a great attorney that represents his clients well, and is easy to work with in getting the matter resolved."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Brent for many years and have been on the opposite side of many cases with him and can say without any reservation that he is an amazing advocate for his client and a true professional at what he does."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Salt Lake City Divorce and separation Lawyer Brent R Chipman
Brent R Chipman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 43 years