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Matthew G. Wadsworth

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   33 reviews

also known as Matt Glenn Wadsworth


Licensed for 14 years

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About Matthew

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I grew up in northern California about 15 minutes west of Oakland in the Walnut Creek/Concord area.  It was awesome and miss it greatly.  I met my wife at the University of Utah.  Ironically, she was born roughly 30 miles from where I was born. I was born in Walnut Creek and my wife in Tracy. I played football, baseball and soccer growing up and was quite good at all three (not to brag, but this is an "about me" segment).  I played junior college football and also coached varsity football for two years when I was younger.  My second year of coaching we went undefeated. It was quite the experience.  My lifelong dream is to simply coach high school football again.

 

My wife and I love movies and our daughter.  We spend a great deal of time together and have a great marriage. I am blessed to be business partners with one of my best friends who is a great person, friend and attorney.  I am blessed to have associations with very good people and examples in my circle of influence and hope to be worthy of their friendship.

 

As for my legal practice there is really only one thing you need to know, I love to win. It doesn't matter if it is a game of tennis, Jenga or a hearing.  I hate losing, which is good for my clients. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, PLLC
465 South 400 East
STE 100
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, PLLC
2975 W Executive Pkwy
#158
Lehi, UT, 84043
Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, PLLC
298 24th Street
#230
Ogden, UT, 84401
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
Bankruptcy Help
I did not have the usual bankruptcy since I was coming out of a divorce (which I used Arnold & Wadsworth for) and Matt was very helpful. He explained what made my situation unique and helped me understand the law as it pertained to me. I was able to get the help I needed. The office staff was also very friendly. I would recommend Matt to anyone facing a bankruptcy situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2013
Helped me with my divorce
Matt was part of the team at Arnold & Wadsworth that helped me with my divorce. It was good to have a "team" of attorneys and not get double billed for it. He also used email and the phone to keep me updated. It was a successful experience.
Posted by Brent | October 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lion in court
In the spring of 2020 Matt Wadsworth took me on as a client and I couldn’t be more happy. Matt has delivered everything he’s promised and was always honest in telling me how things would most likely play out in court. We went to mediation in the fall of 2020 and he was able to negotiate to get almost everything I wanted. We’ve went back to court in 2021 several times and he’s been a lion among sheep every time. I no longer fear the family court system because of Matt. He’s always taken the time to explain things to me and make sure I understand what’s going on. I recommend Matt Wadsworth to all my family and friends that are going into the family court system.
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Posted by Grateful Autism Mom | September 21, 2021
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Best of the Best
I'm honored to be able to share my more than 5-Star experience with the best and brightest attorney that Utah has to offer. His name is Matthew Wadsworth from the firm Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins. It was so apparent in court today and throughout a complex 6 year long custody case regarding our son who has autism, that advocating for others who need help is truly Matt's calling in life. From the very first time I met Matt, he put me at ease. My son and I have never been just a case number. Matt responded promptly to emails, called me to check in, and always made time for a phone conference. His rates are very fair and affordable, especially with the high-quality representation you receive. His billing is detailed and transparent. Matt is exceptional at follow-through, impeccably thorough, and always well prepared to meet deadlines. Matt took the wheel for me when coparenting struggles for my son over the course of many years became too overwhelming. I had 2 choices: Give up, which would be forever damaging to my son -or- Ask for the help I needed six years ago. I wrestled with it, feeling that I didn't even have any energy left to make the phone call. Divorce had taken its toll on my career, my health, and worst--my ability to provide my son with the best of me. I felt old and defeated. So, I chose to call Matt. At many points in the battle, I literally asked, begged, and told Matt that I was worn out and to just give my son's Dad everything that he wanted so he'd go away. Instead, Matt gave me hope and refused to let me give up. Matt has been and is my son's best cheerleader (besides me). He never left our side. I never felt alone. I love Matt's ethics and kindness most of all. He does what's right and fair, but never hesitates to step up to the plate. He is a calming voice in turbulence. Our hearing lasted only thirty minutes. Matt completely owned the hearing, without any discomfort. Matt has been my attorney, confidant, and friend. He showed me that it was safe to talk to him about anything, even the really hard stuff in life that brings us to an attorney. Matt isn't there to judge, and he doesn't. He is a fierce advocate. Matt Wadsworth is our family's hero. My son and I can now enjoy our lives together in a more positive and healthy manner. That call has changed our lives. Many thanks to Matt, Jessica, and the whole Team. You are so appreciated.
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Posted by Rodney | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Matt
Left stranded by a previous attorney because the case got too difficult Matt G. Wadsworth was able to pick up the pieces and see my divorce through completion..
Posted by Kimmie | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Great attorney, He does what he says he going to do. I've had several attorney's that I felt just told me what I wanted to hear instead of the reality of things, he doesn't do that. He is honest from the beginning and tells you all the possibilities and probability of the outcome. We still have a long road ahead of us in our case, and I feel very confident with him in our corner. He is great in the court room as well when arguing against other attorney's.
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Posted by Justin | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent and Intelligent
I found myself in need of competent counsel when faced with a Protective Order and Divorce. Matt has been outstanding thus far! He truly is very analytical, poised and through attorney. thank you so much Matt.
Posted by Patrick | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
I would recommend Matt to anyone. He did a great job this morning Super well prepared and knows his stuff!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is fantastic!!
Matt is extremely knowledgeable. He is extremely thorough and detail oriented and doesn’t miss anything. He will care about your case personally and will do everything he can to make it work out for you...and it will.
Posted by Lori | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
Matt is a highly skilled, extremely knowledgable, masterful in court, an eloquent speaker, at time offering quit witted responses that more than once left opposing counsel and respondent speechess as he proved their inaccuracies and my son’s truth. Matt worked tirelessly for and with my son through an extremely difficult divorce. Always reponding to any issue in an timely manner. Matt’s skill, knowledge, and integrity is unsurpassed. In additon to knowledge, skill, integrity, and expertise; Trusting your attorney to always have your best interest at heart is critical; Matt Wadswoth is that attorney. I highly recommend Matt to anyone who is in need of an attorney of the highest calibur.
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Posted by Mia | July 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Matt Wadsworth is an excellent attorney
Matt has been a very proactive attorney on the behalf of me and my family. He has great insights and integrity. He is ethical and his direction is carefully thought through. He keeps his word and gets things accomplished in a timely manner. He returns texts and emails. I am grateful a friend directed me to Matt and I have recommended him to 3 other friends. It has felt nice to know we are in good hands as a family.
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Posted by jay | February 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
brilliant and amazing
I went through a very very difficult divorce. I switched to Matt, I am so glad that I did. Matt is so brilliant and amazing in court, it was an amazing sight to see just how masterful he was in court. all divorces are stressful and there are a lot of things that go on behind closed doors, just know that Matt has your best interests at heart and is doing everything he can to make sure your case goes in your favor. Matt has very high integrity and character. I'd recommend Matt to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!
I hired Matt a few months ago to represent me in my divorce case. Besides being very smart and knowledgeable, he was a joy to work with. He can be reached by phone or email and returns calls and emails on a timely manner. He listened with interest and gave me options and different ways to look at the case. When in court, I was quite impressed by his sharp approach and his confidence. I'd recommend Matt without hesitation.
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Posted by Rachel | November 22, 2017
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Jumped right in and handled my very complicated case
Matt was amazing from day 1. I was working with another attorney who wanted to bring Matt on to take the lead. I had a very difficult divorce case that included, domestic violence/criminal charges, child abuse allegations, allegations of fraud, child custody disputes, an ex that is a sociopath and just plots and plans 24/7 against me instead of working or even sleeping. I hired Matt at noon the day we met and by 6pm that day, he was knee deep in the crazy case I had. My husband had lied to DCFS, Guardian Ad Litem, the police and me and somehow got me evicted from our home(where I was living with the kids) and took full custody of our 3 children. Matt worked tirelessly to reverse it and do so within 18 hours. I would recommend him to anyone going through a divorce.
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Posted by Becky | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
During my very complicated divorce case, my trust level for Matt Wadsworth skyrocketed each time I met to discuss sensitive issues with him. He has a brilliant legal mind, but is able to breakdown confusing topics in terms that can be understood. I was nothing short of amazed both times I was in court with Matt. He is an eloquent speaker who really does his homework. Whenever I thought about a point I wanted him to cover he was on it. His quick responses and sharp wit often left the opposing attorney speechless. Thanks to Matt there have already been many positive outcomes for me. I highly recommend this talented attorney to anyone seeking legal advice and help. You can be sure he'll always have your back.
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Posted by Trevor | July 31, 2017
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Excellent. This laywer is a Winner.
Amazing work. Had a protective order placed against me and this lawyer went out of his way to gather all the information accordingly and his knowledge was shown in court. He won by the way. He listens and cares about people's rights. He is willing to help even the little guy in this big world. Fantastic work. I'll use him over and over! Down to earth and always keeps me updated.
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Posted by Shelly | May 17, 2017
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Lawyer in your corner!
Matthew Wadsworth was an incredible advocate and resource for me through a very difficult and emotional time. He quickly answered my questions, helped me navigate legal terms and was polite and helpful. He even sent encouragement every so often that kept my mind focused on the bigger picture, not just the legal confusion and fear associated with the process. I really appreciated him and his efforts in retaining my inheritance through a divorce that could have been very ugly. I believe much of the ugliness was averted because of his knowledge of the legal system and his professionalism. I would definitely recommend Mr. Wadsworth!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I had a particularly difficult divorce case and Matt handled it with great professionalism and exceptional skill.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation
Had a great conversation with Matthew. He took the time to explain things to me, listened to what I had to say, and offered up solutions that would work for me. I thought he went above and beyond.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wish I would have known about Matt at first
Going through a horrible divorce my old attorney just wanted to rack up the bill when I found Matt he informed me of laws, regulations and actions that we could take to get my matter over as quickly as possible and also in my favor. Matt did an excellent job he took over my case about three quarters the way in and has done a marvelous job, he did more for me in less than half the time that my old lawyer did and cost less money to do so. From here on out I will always refer people to Matt Wadsworth
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Arnold & Wadsworth, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lundberg & Associates
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • Bachelors
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Sanders v. Mountain America Credit Union
  • Waiting

Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Utah Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Utah Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Utah Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Utah Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • ABA Law Journal
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Utah Business Law
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2015
  • Utah Journal of Family Law
  • Divorce and Over Encumbered Property
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weber State University
  • Business Licenses
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (14)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Intelligent and results oriented, Strong client advocate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wadsworth knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a dedicated and zealous attorney. He is driven to get his clients the best outcome possible. Matt has always displayed a high level of integrity and dedication. I highly recommend Matt."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer in the community and an attorney that will be aggressive in protecting your rights."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you have any problems involving real estate, RESPA, TILA, or mortgage problems he is your lawyer."
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