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Kayla Hope Quam

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2015
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About Kayla

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Kayla Quam has a deep-rooted passion for family law—a passion that is apparent in her work. Kayla's chief aim is to help make the best of a difficult time for her clients. Because of that, she works tirelessly on behalf of her clients, recognizing that family law involves the most pressing and emotional issues a client will face. 

Prior to law school, Kayla worked for a family law attorney and volunteered in child abuse and neglect cases as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.  Her love of family law led her to the University of Utah Law School, where she was a member of the Utah Law Review, was a finalist in Traynor Moot Court, and was a participant on the Negotiation Team. Kayla also gained considerable experience participating in clinics during law school, including the Guardian ad Litem's Office, Legal Aid Society, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Third District Court. Kayla was awarded the David T. Lewis Award for her work in those clinics. 

Education

  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Juris Doctor, with honors
    • Utah Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
    • Traynor Moot Court, Finalist
    • David T. Lewis Award, Recipient
    • Negotiation Competition, Participant
  • Westminster College
    • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy (minor in Sociology), magnum cum laude

Past Employment

  • Dolowitz Hunnicutt, PLLC, Family Law Associate
  • Callister Nebeker & McCullough, Litigation Associate and Law Clerk

 

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Posted by Lisa | July 24, 2023
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A True Blessing in a Time of Turmoil
I feel so fortunate to have hired Kayla to represent me in my recent divorce. Kayla is smart, incisive, and kind. An excellent problem solver, Kayla is a strong champion and fierce advocate of her clients rights. Kayla is highly respected in her field and maintains unruffled, professional decorum with her peers throughout potentially contentious interactions. If you have the good fortune of securing Kayla as your attorney, rest assured you are in the best of hands.
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Posted by Nik | March 30, 2023
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Worth the money
Kayla was incredible to work with. She listened to what I needed and was able to handle things in a way where I knew she was on my side during my divorce. She provided excellent feedback whenever I had questions and was very conscious of my money, and always tried to provide the best ways to make this as affordable as possible. I absolutely trust Kayla and would 100% recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by JULIA | March 18, 2023
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Some heroes don't need capes...
Though my case was daunting, complex and intense, Kayla Quam was only incredible. From the start through the very end, she and her amazing team exhibited unparalleled dedication to the law and commitment to me as her client. Kayla operates with the highest level of integrity, and communicates with a warmth and professionalism that is commonly wanting among society at large. She brings her best to her clients…and she literally worked miracles. Things I specifically appreciated about Kayla were her objectivity in keeping me focused on the things that matter, not letting me get sidetracked and into the weeds or lost in the emotion of the situation. She demonstrated sensitivity to the intricacies of my situation, and continually focused on how to best move forward. She has a vast knowledge of the law, a willingness to do whatever was possible within the law to bring about the desired results, and she stays calm under pressure, is never inflammatory, but absolutely shows up with power and confidence in all legal proceedings. She is a fierce and mighty force to recon with in court. My case was resolved in the most astonishing way imaginable because of her, and I will be forever grateful that I chose Kayla Quam to represent me. She is everything you would want in a lawyer.
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Posted by Pamela | March 17, 2023
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You definitely want Kayla to represent you!
Kayla is hands down the best lawyer I have worked with. I have a fairly complex case, including domestic violence and a protective order, and I knew that I needed someone who could represent me well in those areas. She also came referred from another attorney in the field, as someone highly skilled in this area of expertise and is well respected and trusted. She was just what I needed. She is kind, passionate, and absolutely cares about her clients. She is a little more expensive than an attorney I used to work with, but worth every dollar. She is fair and open on her bills, going over in detail to make sure I felt each charge that came through was fair and well explained. I thank my lucky stars that I found Kayla! She will work hard to represent you and is honest with outcomes and reality of the process with what to expect. She worked extra hard to represent me and I had the best outcome in my case because she was on my side.
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Posted by Lindsey | March 16, 2023
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Very Supportive!
I was impressed with Kayla upon my initial meeting after consulting with a couple other lawyers prior. She knew exactly how we should approach the situation and was very confident in the direction we would take. I had the support of her and her team along the way. She provided sound guidance when it was difficult to navigate with the emotional toll of a divorce. She also connected me with a women's divorce support group which really shows she understands the impact divorce can have. Hire her!
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Posted by Kelly | February 13, 2023
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Kayla Delivers!
Kayla is very intelligent and a great strategist. Kayla provided clear explanations for the documents, process, timelines and potential scenarios. Her strategies are effective. She and her team are very professional, friendly and compassionate, which is so important during such emotional turmoil. Without hesitation, I recommend Kayla as a divorce attorney. --
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Posted by Jake | January 27, 2023
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Excellent Guidance and Service
During the most difficult year of my life Kayla provided excellent guidance and advice. When the situation seemed overwhelming or difficult her measured and level headed approach and extensive knowledge of Utah Divorce law provided a foundation to make good decisions for both me and my two young boys. I appreciated her encouragement to maintain a positive relationship with my ex, even when that seemed impossible. I would not hesitate to recommend Kayla or to work with her again in the future.
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Posted by Mike | September 30, 2022
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Great Legal Team
During a time in my life where it seemed like everything was falling apart, it was relieving to have Kayla on my side. She was professional, knowledgeable and candid. Kayla guided me through a system that is truly unfair and broken with attention to detail and compassion. I strongly recommend Kayla to anyone in need of a strong divorce attorney. Also, a review would not be complete without mentioning Kayla's paralegal Kristine. Kristine was an excellent communicator with a sense of humor. Much needed. Thank you both!
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Posted by Teylor | July 19, 2022
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Kayla Quam
Kayla handled my divorce case for me. She was available for phone calls when I needed her. She was responsive and professional. She thoughtful and fair in her responses to my personal case. The whole team strong and I was glad I hired her for my divorce case. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering her for their divorce.
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Posted by Tally | January 20, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney!
Kayla helped with my divorce and settlement and was outstanding from the beginning. Her office and all of the staff were very responsive and helpful. Kayla was understanding and tender but fierce and legally brilliant. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Posted by Carolyn | December 28, 2021
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The Best
Kayla came highly recommended to me and I am highly recommending her to anyone seeking a well knowledgeable lawyer. What I admired most about her was that I was never kept in the dark. She explained every step of my divorce process. From the beginning she told me what the outcome would be and I was never disappointed. At one point in the process I was ready to give up because of the negative stuff my now ex-husband was throwing at me, I was happy I told her my feelings. Kayla was not only my lawyer at that point but became my counselor. She was not all about the money but more about getting me what I rightfully deserve. Thank you Kayla and I wish for you all the best in the future.
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Posted by Matt | November 30, 2021
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You need Kayla!
My experience with Kayla seems to be right in line with what everyone else has already said, which is that of complete satisfaction! The nature of divorce makes it an incredibly difficult time, and for me, it was no different. What seemed to be tracking as something an attorney would not need to be involved in quickly changed in my situation. Kayla lowered the levels of stress during this experience to more than I thought possible. Sure, there was still plenty of stress but I felt immense support the entire time. I never worried about the best possible outcome, simply because I knew Kayla would do whatever it took to make that happen for me while remaining fair and considerate the entire time. Kayla was confident in how the resolution would play out, as well as the steps we needed to take to make it so. She and her team communicated very clearly and were prompt with replies and any incoming or outgoing information. Beyond the professionalism of the process, there was a sincere sense of empathy that came in all interactions. Kayla really cares! In wrapping up, I suppose the most meaningful thing I can say is that Kayla simply helped me, and even other members of my family, remain calm during the entire process. This feeling came from the knowledge Kayla was in complete control the entire time, and in the end, that feeling was right on. I truly cannot recommend her enough!
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Posted by Kyle | October 25, 2021
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Kayla was excellent to work with. My divorce was a hectic time in my life and it felt like everything was a maelstrom of events, taking care of my kids, work, and emotions that, at the time, were all overbearing to deal with. Kayla gave me excellent consultation initially, and, after I got advice from my inner circles, I chose to move forward with hiring her to handle my divorce case. She made things very easy. I could tell she listened and really seemed to get a feel for what I wanted out of the divorce along with being sympathetic and understanding toward what drove the divorce in the first place. She gave me solid advice on what to expect, what was reasonable, and what to do. Most importantly for me, she and her team were able to answer the ever-so-frequent question of "What do I have to do next". With everything going on, that simplified the divorce process for me to the point that I never had more than one to-do item at a time for this process. Fortunately, my case never went to court, but interacting with the Mediator, she was friendly and warm. She kept me in the loop toward what they had discussed and had great advice in each of our counter offers. I feel that appointment went as close to reasonably best-case-scenario for my divorce and I believe it was her expertise, knowledge of various options, etc. that led us to the conclusion we came to. Hiring Kayla to handle my divorce was such a great decision. There was a trove of knowledge and experience with which I could answer any number of my, what felt like stupid questions. She was clear and consise on all points of advice, but also on billing and how I would be charged for her time (and how to maximize that). I truly felt that Kayla was fighting for me in this case. Not for a client or a paycheck, but the me she got to know and work with. I am ever appreciative of her help and how this difficult and complex time and my life was eased so much by having her on my side. Thank you Kayla! Context: Divorce, mediated Male (25-30) 2 children (both ages 1-4) House, retirement, savings, life insurance, vehicles (2), etc.
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Posted by Jaime | May 11, 2021
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An Effective Beacon of Hope
Kayla has been a beacon of hope throughout the years as I have had numerous legal issues arise from a contentious divorce. When you are in financial and emotional distress it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. That, in addition to not understanding the legal process complicates a life altering situation even more. Kayla explained the law, outlined in clear language the options, and provided advice, while taking my concerns and input into consideration. Her knowledge of the law is superior which translates into efficiency and resolution. Her calm empathic demeanor throughout the process offers emotional support during a challenging time. Kayla is a knowledgable, articulate and effective attorney. She made the process easier and provided me with peace of mind. I am grateful for her service and highly recommend Kayla Quam without reservation.
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Posted by Missy | January 26, 2021
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The real MVP
Kayla was a dream to work with. She is quick at responding to emails, phone calls and answering any questions I had. She worked tirelessly for me and laid out all the facts in a logical and easy to understand way. She is easy to talk to and non-judgmental. She gave us a clear path and direction to follow and what was going to help us with a quick resolution. I got extremely lucky and I can't help but think Kayla was a big help in that. I knew having her my corner was going to help get me the results I wanted.
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Posted by PHILLIP | January 8, 2021
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Incredible Attorney
Too bad it doesn't have "10 STARS", as Kayla would get a "10 STAR" rating. Kayla took my case on a very short notice. She analyzed the facts of my case and recommended what we should do. As a professional she took the ball and never looked back. She articulated the facts to the courts and the presented in a way that I feel couldn't be any better. She was an awesome coach, and it helped with my nerves. She has a very calm demeanor and she looks at both sides of the case. She gave awesome recommendations of what she thought the court might do and explained that at the beginning so I would not be surprised at the end with the ruling. But she presented it and argued so well that it went well above the results that we were expecting and I came out a winner that day. I highly recommend Kayla for your next lawyer pertaining to her expertise in Family Law. She was hands down one of the best that I have ever worked with. Thank you Kayla
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Posted by Kevin | January 8, 2021
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Thank you, Kayla
I desperately needed representation in a case and Kayla was more than willing to pick up my case on very short notice. she quickly analyzed all of the facts pertaining to my case and did an outstanding job of representing me and was able to secure the best possible outcome. I am more than grateful and would highly recommend Kayla's legal expertise.
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Posted by Ryan | July 28, 2020
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Amazing attorney with an incredibly positive attitude!
Kayla was such a great attorney with with an incredible knowledge of the law. My divorce was a back a forth nightmare, not the typical way things are done. Kayla was so supportive and always had the right advice I needed for the crazy way my divorce went. Kayla was always so prompt at returning emails and calls. I had so many questions and concerns throughout this process and Kayla always had a great answer to help me through it. I felt like I had the best attorney that I could have ever hoped for. I was very impressed with her knowledge and the ability to remember so many details of my case. Would recommend her to anyone that wants one of the best!
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Posted by Ryan | July 8, 2020
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You wont be disappointed!!!
Kayla took on my post divorce case and handled it like a pro! I was nervous to have a younger attorney take my case but after our initial conversation I knew I was in good hands. She is a true professional and I was amazed at how she handled opposing council and the commissioner during our hearing. At first I will admit I felt like my case was a lost cause but after giving Kayla all of the details she presented my case to the commissioner and we had very good results in court! What impressed me the most was her ability to understand, remember, and then present the case in court. She ran over opposing council at the hearing! Her ability to focus her attention on my specific case was impressive at a time when I'm sure she had many other cases. She never left me wondering what was next and I would recommend her to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Nicole | March 7, 2020
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Supportive & skilled - precisely what I needed for my divorce
Here are some things that made Kayla stand out for me as my attorney through my divorce: -She is smart. She taught me so much about the divorce process and always had an answer for my questions. I felt like she kept my case two steps ahead and advocated like a boss during my hearing for a protective order and during mediation. -She is professional. She worked well with other professionals in the process (judges, lawyers, etc.), and she always was aware of being considerate and appropriate to all involved. I really appreciated that she never spoke disrespectfully of the opposing party and focused on the case itself. -She is kind. I consulted with several lawyers and felt sort of "rubber stamped" with many saying that everything would be split 50/50 including custody and finances. After talking with Kayla for just a few minutes, I could tell that she had no intent to do that but rather wanted to make my divorce something I directed as much as possible. -She is a listener first! So many lawyers I met with talked to me more than I talked to them. Kayla is a great listener and was always client-centered. Even during a difficult spot in mediation, she made sure to listen so that I felt fully heard. -She is ethical. She was very ethical in our interactions and in her interactions with opposing party, and it was very re-assuring to know that she was in compliance with the law while still advocating for my needs through the divorce process. -She is respectful. She was always very respectful of my time and my budget. That was so helpful financially during the process as well. I could go on about how amazing she is, but you probably should just call her and find out for yourself because she's exactly the lawyer you want to hire for any family law matters.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Westminster College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • David T. Lewis Award
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • N/A

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Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kayla on various projects, and I wholly endorse this lawyer. Kayla is one of the most committed and passionate family law attorneys I have met. Her professionalism, intelligence and attention to detail have led to success on many levels. A rare combination of intuition, incredible work ethic and compassion also reinforces her ability to help her clients be heard."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly recommend Kayla for any family law-related maters. She is intelligent; she is passionate about her work; and she is dedicated to ensuring that her clients' rights and interests are protected."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kayla for a number of years. She is a talented, intelligent, and personable attorney. I am happy to endorse Kayla in any of her practice areas and know that any client who retains Kayla will be well represented."
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Salt Lake City Divorce and separation Lawyer Kayla Hope Quam
Kayla Hope Quam
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 7 years