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I enjoy practicing law because you can see results in your client's lives. As a Lawyer you can either change their life for the better, or help minimize their risk. I help clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Divorce, and general civil litigation.

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Divorce Lawyer in Salt Lake City Utah

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog


You can give me a call anytime for your legal questions at (801) 475-0123.

We have offices in Salt Lake City and Ogden Utah.







Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    8 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years
  3. Litigation: 5%
    8 years
  4. Family: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($225-275/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Arnold Wadsworth & Coggins

510 South 200 West Ste. 200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational League of Renowned Attorneys2016
Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
10 Best Under 40American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
10 Best of 2015American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 10 under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Pro Bono Law Firm of the yearUtah State Bar2014
10 Best of 2014American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Client's ChoiceAVVO2013
Committee Member on Indigent DefenseUACDL2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner & ShareholderArnold Wadsworth & Coggins2015 - Present
PartnerArnold & Wadsworth PLLC2009 - 2015
AssociateCoggins, Larreau & Lythgoe PC2009 - 2009
AssociateCottle & Morris PLLC2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Journal of Criminal LawEditor2013 - Present
Utah Journal of Family LawEditor2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Utah State BarMember2008 - Present
Utah Federal CourtMember2008 - Present
Family Law Section Utah BarN/AN/A
Weber County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Divorce Case Salt Lake CityCustody of Client
Felony Burglary CaseDismissed
Divorce TrialReached the Goals - Positive Outcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rutherford Publishing HouseA Cup of Coffee with Ten Leading Divorce Attorneys in the United States2014
Attorney at Law MagazineRetirement Divided at Separation2014
Attorney at Law MagazineMy Spouse Had an Affair2014
NBBLO4th Amendment Searches on Businesses2013
Utah Journal of Family LawOver Encumbered Property and Divorce2012
NBBLOBusiness Entities - Who are you dealing with?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Weber State UniversityEnglish LiteratureEnglish2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar, Fall ForumPanel on Police Encounters2015
NBBLO in SavannahRegulation and Licensing of Sexually Oriented Businesses2015
Basic Criminal Law DefenseEthics in Advertising2015
Utah State BarEthics in Practicing Law2014
Weber State UniversityBusiness Searches2013
NBBLO5th Amendment in Business2013
Business Leaders SpotlightDivorce in Utah2013
Business Leaders SpotlightUtah Divorce Laws2013
Big Talk RadioUtah Child Custody Laws2013
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersEthics in Representing Clients; Meeting and Securing Clients2012
Utah City ManagersBusiness licensing2011
NBBLO - New OrleansBusiness Entities2011