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Clinton R Brimhall

Family Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Clinton Brimhall

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Clinton

Learn Clinton’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law cases include the handling or giving advice about divorce, custody, child support, adoption, guardianship, juvenile custody, protective orders, etc.

    10 years, 230 cases

  2. Appeals
    Appeals include consultations about appeal possibilities, pursuing appeals, defending against appeals, writing appeal briefs, and providing advice or assistance with strategy

    9 years, 45 cases

  3. Litigation
    General litigation includes handling or giving advice about contracts, torts, wills, trusts, property, misdemeanors related to family law cases, and probate matters

    10 years, 57 cases

Utah attorney Clinton R. Brimhall has helped clients wade through and evade legal difficulties since 2014. He works for and with his clients to achieve the best possible outcome. He cheerfully discusses available options and responds to questions or concerns. With a pragmatic eye, he is as likely to advise bringing the matter before the court as he is to advise an alternate solution or even the cutting of losses. He recognizes that some outcomes are worth fighting for and that other outcomes are worth less than peace of mind and avoiding the emotional turmoil that can come with litigation. Humor and an understanding ear are available when appropriate.

Clinton has experience helping clients plan, file, build, and litigate their cases. In situations where the trial court ruled against the client, he has helped client with appeal options, even when Christensen Law was not brought in until after trial. Where the other side claimed the trial court erred, Clinton has successfully defended against the appeal. Clinton has also helped clients settle their cases and avoid trial entirely. He routinely advises clients that such settlements can be better than a trial ruling. On the other hand, he is not afraid to point out where a proposed settlement is bad or could lead to future problems.

Clinton has experience with and can assist with a variety of legal matters. In the realm of family law, he helps with divorces, annulments, child custody, child support, custody modification, child support modification, stepparent adoption, protective orders, and other similar or related matters. For juvenile matters, Clinton can assist with child protective orders, custody, child support, parental rights, and DCFS appeals, among others. In the more general civil arena, Clinton has experience with stalking injunctions, contract disputes, property disputes, wrongful liens, nuisance, and other civil matters. In probate, Clinton can assist with guardianships, conservatorships, basic estate planning, and other similar concerns.

As for qualifications and background, Clinton graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. While at BYU, Clinton served as an executive editor on the law review and took classes geared toward teaching attorneys how to help domestic violence victims. In his spare time, Clinton enjoys cooking experiments and writing.

Clinton is licensed to practice law in all state and federal Utah courts. Additionally, Clinton is admitted to the bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Christensen Law
261 E. Broadway
Suite 150
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2461

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Stephanie | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Needed, Pleasant Surprise
I've been struggling with stressful, confusing, tiresome complex litigation and defamation issues for 15 months and counting. Two days away from a hearing, I discovered Christensen Law. I was given a great service. Despite so little time, they were to the aid when most would typically not be. I was relieved with their helpfulness and professionalism. They will hear from me again. :)
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Appellate Advocate
I recently worked with Clinton on an appellate matter. His writing was excellent and skillful. I recommend Mr. Brimhall as an excellent appellate advocate.
Posted by Margaret | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Brimhall Helps My Divorce
Clinton R. Brimhall applied his expertise toward my divorce case in such a way as to spare me much anxiety and discomfort. In my phone conversations with him, when I posed numerous questions, he was always patient, unhurried, and considerate. I am sure he deserves credit for helping to resolve my case as painlessly for me as possible. I very much appreciate his professional assistance.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Christensen Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Family Justice Center
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Public Service Fellow/Pro Bono Attorney
  • Utah Legal Services
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Hansen Wright Eddy & Haws, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • BYU General Counsel
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Summer Extern
  • McKay, Burton & Thurman
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Summer Extern
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • 2012 - 2012
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  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD
  • 2014
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kingston v. Kingston, 2022 UT 43
  • Success
  • Dahl v. Christensen
  • Set aside previous unfavorable orders; prevailed at trial on 3 out of 4 liens
  • Rehn v. Christensen et al.
  • Affirmed in favor of client appellee and against client cross-appellant
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  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • BYU Law Review
  • Executive Editor & Associate Editor
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • C.D. Taylor Historical Research Award, 3rd Place Winner
  • BYU Charles Redd Center
  • 2015
  • JD Magna Cum Laude
  • Brigham Young University
  • 2014
  • BA w/ University Honors
  • Brigham Young University
  • 2011
  • Academic Scholarship
  • BYU Law School
  • 2011
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  • BYU Honors Thesis
  • "Even" as an Appositive Marker in Oratory of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • BYU Law Class Paper Presentation--Cyberlaw
  • Privacy and Anonymity Concerns Stemming from WHOIS
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (15)
Endorse Clinton
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with Clinton Brimhall on a complex legal case that ultimately reached the Utah Supreme Court, and I cannot praise his legal expertise and dedication enough. Clinton's unwavering commitment to the client's cause, combined with his exceptional legal acumen, was instrumental in our success. His ability to dissect intricate legal issues, his persuasive advocacy, and his commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards make him an exemplary attorney. Working alongside Clinton on this case was both a privilege and an invaluable learning experience. I wholeheartedly endorse Clinton Brimhall for anyone in need of top-notch legal representation and a true legal professional."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse Clinton Brimhall as an effective and highly capable attorney. Clinton and I were opposing counsel on a case that was able to be resolved in large part because of his pragmatic solutions and great advocacy for his client."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Clinton is a fantastic attorney with a wealth of knowledge covering civil procedure, appeals, and family law. You will not regret hiring him!"
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Clinton on a case recently that was very difficult. While he is quiet, Clinton is very reasonable, and he does good work."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Although quiet, his research skills and analytics are top-notch."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently worked with Clinton on an appellate matter. His writing was excellent and skillful. I recommend Mr. Brimhall as an excellent appellate advocate."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Clinton for many years now, and I can whole-heartedly endorse him as an excellent family law attorney. On top of that, he is extremely bright and as ethical and honest as it gets."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clinton is a very good attorney who I have known since law school. He is bright, competent, and easy to work with."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clinton Brimhall is a wonderful appellate attorney. I am impressed by his clear, concise arguments that get at the heart of the issues. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Clinton is bright, highly skilled, and has an impeccable character."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clinton Brimhall is an effective and knowledgeable lawyer. His dedication, focus, and skill enable him to obtain successful results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Clinton Brimhall throughout law school and since we started our careers. Clinton has an excellent understanding of the law, and great advocacy skills in challenging family law situations. I highly recommend his services."
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Brimhall is a soft spoken powerhouse of the legal system. His calm manner helps to soothe difficult situations while his mastery of the law helps him to act quickly and effectively for his clients. As a peer, Mr. Brimhall is willing to assist others in representing their clients. I have personally relied on his expertise, and I have not been disappointed. He is a great person and an excellent attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Clinton is a bright, very capable attorney who can tackle the hard issues and effectively and efficiently see a case through from start to finish."
Unknown Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being an advocate for clients."
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