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Shantelle L Argyle

Family Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shantelle

Learn Shantelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, custody, protective orders

    10 years, 35 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Domestic violence, drug possession, paraphernalia, DUI, assault, aggravated assault, burglary, shoplifting, theft, traffic offenses.

    10 years, 80 cases

I am attorney and co-director of Open Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm. I finished law school with the intention of helping people like me; people of modest means and without a lot of options for legal representation. I am passionate about serving those who really have no other options: those in the middle, who are working hard but can be easily crippled by a legal setback. When no such job existed, I started OLS, Utah's first and only nonprofit modest means law firm, with Daniel Spencer in the hopes of serving that group and also building a life for myself and my family. So far, it's working! It's sustainable, growing rapidly, and helping so many people. Plus, it's shaking things up and that is something I always try to do.

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Open Legal Services
66 E Exchange Pl Ste 50
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2713


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Posted by Elisabet | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate about her clients and the law system
It is too daunting for me the go into the details of the case..but Shantelle went above and before for me...advise,understanding and knows her work. This is not about the money for's about justice and believing in her clients in order to represent thier best interest. I am a very grateful mother...thank you
Posted by Cheryl | June 21, 2015
Highly recommend!!
Shantelle helped me through my case with great communication, at an amazing price. She was nonjudgmental, explained things thoroughly, and I always felt like she was on my side and would work hard for me to get me the best deal. She and her colleagues are pure genius and nothing but humanitarian for providing this level of service at a sliding scale for those middle class who cannot afford high lawyer fees. I highly recommend Shantelle and anyone she works with.
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Posted by Sabrina | May 10, 2015
I do to this day recommended Shantelle to any one who might ask me about a lawyer. I was falsely (I know I know) charged but didn't have money to hire a lawyer could not be appointed one by the court, the DA dropped the charges down to an infraction which means no possibility of jail time there for they will not allow me a public defender, I was given Shantelle's information and gave her a call. She was very friendly, and made sure I understood everything before I agreed or signed anything, she worked with me on payments and best of all She got the charged dismissed! I will continue to recommend her services to people.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2015
Hire this attorney.
Shantelle is an amazing advocate, a competent and caring attorney that made a difference in our lives. I recommend Shantelle and her firm Open Legal for anyone in need of representation that is effective and compassionate.
Posted by Amber | April 21, 2015
Comfort when you need it most
Having to hire a lawyer is not something most of us ever want to do but when I needed someone Shantelle argyle was there for me. Not only is she passionate about law, she's passionate about helping others and truly wants the best for her clients.
Posted by Corinne | April 17, 2015
Truly A Lifesaver In Such A Stressful Time Of Life
Shantelle and the staff at Open Legal Services have helped me so much. I am an unfortunate one that has a complicated divorce with the other party being very disagreeable. The team has always found creative ways to deal with the challenges that have been presented as we have gone along the way. Despite feeling like this may never be over, I feel confident that Shantelle and team will support and protect me all the way. I am also grateful that their business model helps single women or others who might have economic challenges. Having my rate based on what I make gives me the assurance that even if this takes a long time, I will be OK. I have recommended Open Legal Services many times and will continue to do so as I very much support their cause, passion and how they help others.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2014
An Amazing Attorney
Shantelle is an amazing attorney. When my ex threatened to reduce my custodial rights to almost nothing, Shantelle fought for me in court. The result? A fair division of custody and parent time that benefits both myself and my children. If you want an attorney who cares, and will go to bat for you, hire this woman.
Posted by Shantel | June 10, 2014
The BEST lawyer in town!!
Shantelle Argyle at Open Legal Services is a life saver!! I was referred to her by the court clerk because I was in desperate need of legal help for my 16 year old son's custody battle. I was working the case on my own because we just simply could not afford regular attorney rates or the retainer to hire one, and we made too much money to be able to qualify for any pro bono help. I was stressed out beyond belief and help was no where to be found! Then Shantelle swooped in and saved the day! She's an amazing attorney who is in it to actually help people and not just to make a ton of money. She also treats her clients with enormous respect and like normal human beings and not just people that are "beneath" her because of them not being attorneys themselves. I would HIGHLY recommend her!! She's absolutely amazing, I just can't say that enough! She will definitely be the first person we go to in the future if any need for an attorney arises.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 60-145 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Executive Managing Director/Attorney
  • Open Legal Services
  • 2013 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Larsen Larsen Nash & Larsen
  • 2013 - 2014


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2013


  • Futures Commission
  • Commission member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Affordable Attorneys for All Task Force
  • Subcommittee Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Language Access Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Rebel
  • American Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Law Firm of the Year
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Wyoming State Bar
  • Modest Means Practice
  • 2015
  • Enhancing Social Justice Through the Development of Incubators
  • Nonprofits and Incubators
  • 2015
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Future of the Legal Profession Meeting
  • 2014
  • Utah State Bar, Spring Convention Committee
  • Practicing Law in the 21st Century
  • 2014
  • Montana State Bar Fall Convention
  • Modest Means Nonprofit Practice
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this attorney. Shantelle is a zealous advocate for her clients and does so more efficiently than the vast majority of attorneys I know. She has a knack for cutting to the heart of a matter and getting results without unnecessary delay or expense. I have referred clients to her knowing that they will be well represented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Shantelle is diligent, pragmatic, and is not afraid to fight for justice for her clients. She is an attorney that I would want in my corner and one I would recommend to my family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shantelle is well known in the legal community for family law and legal defense. Her passion for defending the rights of her clients is common knowledge. Good lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shantelle works hard for her clients and I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shantelle is passionate, works extremely hard and is creative at finding solutions to problems - first of this kind of firm "modest means" I have heard of in the state - what a wonderful and much needed solution and service she and her firm provides."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shantelle is a zealous and caring advocate for her clients. She knows the law well and works hard to ensure that she gets the best results on any case that she takes."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shantelle is knowledgeable and intelligent and cares very much about getting good results for her client."
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