Experienced Trial LawyerI was a public defender and represented defendants in DC, Virginia, and Utah - 1 death penalty case.I have practiced law for over 25 years -- many of my cases now are in family law.I have practiced law for over 25 years -- many of my cases now are in family law.Over ten years prior experience with IRS. I do offers in compromise, audits, and tax court.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Superior Performance Award||Internal Revenue Service||1986|
|Special Act Award||Internal Revenue Service||1981|
|Judge Pro Tempore||Utah Courts, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County||2012 - 2017|
|Attorney||Solo Practititoner||1993 - 2017|
|Law Clerk, Judge Stephen Swift||United States Tax Court||1988 - 1988|
|Revenue Officer, Congressional Liaison, Attorney||Internal Revenue Service||1978 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Counsel for Children||Member||2007 - 2016|
|Menzies v. Utah||Habeas relief was denied on many ineffective assistance of counsel claims.|
|Gullickson v. Gullickson, 2013 UT App 83, 301 P.3d 1011||I had the District Court judge's ruling overturned in part.|
|See all legal cases|
|Utah Bar Journal||On Becoming a More Effective Private Guardian ad Litem||2017|
|Utah Bar Journal||Things I Have Learned About Representing a Client in a Family Law Case.||2016|
|Utah Bar Journal||Regarding the Standards of Professionalism and Civility and the Use of Disparaging Language as a Tactical Decision During a Criminal Trial||2014|
|Utah Bar Journal||Helping Our Clients Tell the Truth, Part II: Revisiting Utah Rule of Professional Conduct 2.1 in Conjunction with Rules 1.2 and 1.4, The ABA Standards for Criminal Justice, and State v. Holland||2013|
|Utah Bar Journal||Helping Our Clients Tell the Truth: Rule of Professional Conduct 2.1 in Criminal Cases||2007|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Northwestern University||Secondary Education in Science||M.A.T.||1976|
|First Year Students, University of Utah Law School||Legal Research||2008|
|Criminal Justice Updates and Current Issues||Maximizing Use of Expert Witnesses||2008|
|Mastering Jury Slection Skills for Criminal Attorneys||Utah's Mandatory Disclosure and Use of Expert Witness and Insanity Defenses||2006|
Posted by anonymous
My specific experience rates Mr. Weckel as excellent. He used his broad knowledge and experience as an IRS Tax attorney and as a fair and tenacious champion of fair practice and truth in our tax dealings. He used his expansive knowledge of tax law to make an unbearable case at-least tolerable against all odds caused by a mishandling of our case by an incompetent tax lawyer representative.
The positive results were very hard to come by, which makes Mr. Weckel's results all the more impressive. He didn't give up and took the misrepresentation as a professional breach of conduct to cause even the other attorney to admit wrong-doing "after the fact."
Mr. Weckel's conduct was exemplary and utterly superior to any other I have experienced.
Posted by Sara
Ted Weckel is a kind, intelligent, and wise man, whose strong sense of integrity and genuine concern for his client was evident in every interaction I had with him. Throughout a very tedious and difficult divorce and child custody litigation process, Ted kept me well informed, and was unfailingly patient with my concerns and sensitive to my situation. I always felt that his defense upheld my best interests and those of my child. Faced with a difficult and very aggressive opposing attorney, Ted maintained the highest standards of ethical legal practice, allowing his impressive knowledge, broad experience, and sound judgment to win the day. I felt confident and blessed that Ted was there to defend me, and I would recommend his services to others without reservation.
Rebecca Okura, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. I love litigating against attorneys who are rigorous and active on their case but who keep in mind that clients have cost concerns and other concerns that limit the ability to go to trial. Ted will absolutely "go to the mat" for a client but he also assists his clients in doing reasonable risk and cost analysis. It's a pleasure to be on the other side of a case with an attorney who is professional and courteous. If only clients knew how much mutual respect helps settle the case and decreases the stress of litigation! The integrity of our legal community depends on lawyers who are zealous and yet friendly like Ted.
Emily Smoak, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have very much enjoyed getting to know Ted. He and I have a similar desire to reduce the level of contention between lawyers, especially in family law. He can be opposing counsel, and a strong advocate, but that doesn't mean he will be a poor colleague. He shares my desire to share knowledge, being a support, and assist if you need someone to bounce ideas, legal issues and ways to resolution. He is a Small Claims Judge, so, he's Judge to me - he just smiles at that. He's not arrogant and prideful, so there is nothing in the way of working together, no matter the situation. I am happy to have him as a good colleague. Emily