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Jaclyn Jane Robertson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 16 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jaclyn

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JACLYN J. ROBERTSON

Jaclyn Robertson, founder of JR Law Group, specializes in divorce and family law matters.  A former prosecutor, licensed in both California and Utah, she is a skilled and experienced advocate.

During her years as a prosecutor with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office, Jaclyn mastered the intricacies of the courtroom and litigation.  She handled hundreds of cases from initial screening through to jury trial verdicts.  As a prosecutor, she spent years on the domestic violence team, and was also appointed as the special victims prosecutor for the juvenile team. The complexities and interpersonal demands she successfully handled in these cases serve her clients well in her family law practice.

Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Jaclyn has focused her practice almost exclusively on divorce and family law matters.  She handles a wide range of divorce cases, ranging from low conflict and straightforward division of assets, to high conflict custody battles and or complex martial estates.  She works to resolve the issues in a manner that is fair and that sets her clients on a path to recovering and moving forward from divorce. She advocates through very personal and stressful cases, ranging from divorce and custody resolutions, to enforcement or modification of existing orders. 

Before returning to Utah, in 2006, Jaclyn spent a year on the Hill, in Washington DC, drafting legal memoranda and Op Eds as Legal Assistant in a United States Congressional Office.

Jaclyn began her career in 2005 with Porter Simon, a California law firm.  A civil litigation associate, she worked on a variety of cases ranging from domestic disputes to personal injury matters, both at the trial and appellate level. 

Born and raised in Canada, Jaclyn is fluent in French and Canadianisms.  She hikes, bikes and explores the Utah Mountains and other beautiful places, whenever time permits.  She loves spending time with her two children, adventuring with them around Salt Lake City and beyond.

She received her undergraduate education at Westminster College, graduating as Outstanding Graduating Student in History, B.A., in 2001. She continued her education at McGeorge School of Law in California, receiving her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2004.

 

 

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Location

JR LAW GROUP, PLLC
244 West 4860 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107

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Reviews

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Posted by Tonia | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jaclyn is Smart & Truly Care!!
Jaclyn and her law firm are very attentive to your needs. She gives it her best and genuinely cares about her clients. She has compassion and the smarts to figure out any situation. You can not go wrong with this law firm!
Posted by Ryan | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing representation
I was in a bad legal bind with my existing divorce decree and Jaclyn helped re-negotiate and come to a resolution. Life saver.
Posted by Chari | May 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally, someone who cares!
I was shocked when my husband filed for divorce 4 years ago. All of the details in that divorce decree was overwhelming, it was an emotional time and my attorney refused to answer the very questions I've seen Jaclyn answer in her Family Law Friday series on instagram! I wish I had known Jaclyn back then. She recently wrote up a pre-nup for my 2nd marriage. I'm thankful for her knowledge and insight!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Read the fee agreement! It’s terrible for you.
Based on my consultations with them, Jaclyn and JR Law Group have some serious issues. Before you ever consider retaining this firm, take your time to read their draconian (excessively severe) fee agreement. The retainer and fee agreement for this firm is the worst retainer and fee agreement I’ve ever seen. It speaks to the kind of one-sided relationship a client would need to engage in with Jaclyn and her firm. I’m happy to share a few details, but when I very respectfully called to discuss what I found to be a one-sided agreement, Jaclyn called me back in a very aggressive, rude, condescending way, and told me if I had questions about her fee agreement that I basically needed to go away. That’s how she’ll handle conflicts with you. It’s her way or the highway, without consideration for you. By way of contrast, when I spoke with a very seasoned attorney, with extremely high reviews, about two concerns re: their contract, he was calm, kind, listened, offered their reasoning and we came to a mutual agreement. That’s how it’s supposed to be done Jaclyn and Elenia!! So here are a few details from the agreement: They require an extremely high retainer for the work considered. Theirs was more than twice as high as anyone else’s and 3X higher than Elenia said the main part of the case would cost. Unlike every law firm I’ve ever heard of or encountered, their fee agreement states that their “billing rates serve only as a BENCHMARK, and not the sole determinant of the value of the firms services for the client for billing purposes” and the primary attorney, at her sole discretion, can decide the value of the services. What that means is you don’t pay their hourly rate — you pay what they demand. That’s absurd and abusive!! There is no provision in the agreement for the client to review bills and let the firm know if they do not believe that the bill is accurate or if they have a question in the bill. Nothing. Rather than a fair provision to review your bill, it says that outstanding balances are “due UPON RECEIPT of the invoice” and provides the firm the right to auto debit the client’s credit card whatever amount they deem appropriate. They bill every two weeks. Imagine that you get a bill every two weeks and you have no time to review it and it is due the moment that you get it and they can auto charge your credit card whatever they decide you owe. Again, excessive. They have the right to quit your case, “at any time” according to their fee agreement, but specifically if you don’t forfeit your right to take time to review your bill because then you wouldn’t be paying immediately. If you had a billing or other issue and Jaclyn or Elenia were unreasonable in resolving it and your only option was to go to court (which is hopefully unlikely but it exists in the realm of possibility) they say that you must pay them while it’s being litigated and you grant them the right to lien your funds or property. It’s paragraph 9. Read that again: While you’re protecting your rights, they can lien your funds or property. In my interaction with Jaclyn, it’s clear she is a very high conflict person. So your chances of resolving a disagreement with her or her firm (Elenia hides behind her) are likely slim. Her contract leaves you with ZERO power in the dynamic. I believe that’s how she wants it. I’ve spent two decades mentoring tens of thousands of women and empowering them. This firm is not for you if you want to stand in your power and have a fair, trustworthy, equitable relationship with your lawyer.
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Cost

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

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • JR Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Divorce & Family Law attorney
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2012

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Westminster College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Murray Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Good Things Utah
  • Family Law Friday
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Jaclyn
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jaclyn is an amazing attorney. I highly recommend her and her firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jaclyn is an absolute rock star family law attorney! She is as smart as they come. More importantly, she is a bull dog and will fight for you. If my wife ever files to divorce me :), my first call will be to Jaclyn!!!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"She's a sharp, fabulous and dedicated attorney who works hard for her clients. I worked with Jaclyn personally on many domestic violence and criminal cases at the DA's office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked alongside Jaclyn for years in the DA's Office. She was prepared, tenacious, and reasonable. I have since seen her work in family law and am very impressed. She knows her stuff and works hard for her clients. Plus, she is very effective in the courtroom. She's a great attorney and I endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jaclyn is an amazing attorney who knows family law inside and out. She cares deeply about her clients and has the skills to get them great results. If a close friend or family member needed help with a divorce, custody, or separation case, I would recommend Jaclyn without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jaclyn is tough and knows what works. As long as I've known her, she has fought for her clients and brought them good results. She is good and quick on her feet in the courtroom and negotiates well. You won't go wrong hiring Jaclyn."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacklyn is a great lawyer. I have personally referred cases to her. The clients I have referred were very pleased with her skill, competence, and aggressive approach. She will take great care you!"
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Salt Lake City Divorce and separation Lawyer Jaclyn Jane Robertson
Jaclyn Jane Robertson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 19 years