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So, a little about me.  I know choosing an attorney is tough, and hopefully this information helps you. I co-founded my law firm, Just Law in 2010 because I saw a need for a different type of law firm.  One that wasn't focused on a make money at all costs mentality.  One that didn't leave scorched earth in the wake of a family law case.  My law partner and I started a firm where we focus on the family and we try to be settlement-oriented, but still tough when we need to be.  Our flat fee approach ensures that the focus stays on achieving the best outcome using client's resources to their maximum potential.


I've been practicing family law for over 10 years.  I graduated from law school at Brigham Young University in 2003.   Post law school, I worked with Utah Legal Services doing family law and also practiced in the areas of Social Security and Immigration law with a private law firm in St. George, UT.  In 2006 I began working at the at the State Guardian ad Litem office in St. George representing children, in District and Juvenile Court cases, who had been abused, neglected or abandoned.   In 2007 I moved to Salt Lake City and worked at the West Jordan Courthouse with the Guardian ad Litem’s office representing children involved in high conflict divorces.


I am trained as a mediator and love dispute resolution.  I received my Basic Mediation Training with the Utah State Courts in 2007 and myAdvanced Domestic Mediation training at the Center for Advanced Mediation Studies in 2009. I have attended hundreds of mediations and I am a firm believer that people can create the best solutions for their own problems with a little help.  I love coming up with creative solutions that work well for families and helping them to move on to the next chapter in their lives.  


I am also trained in Collaborative Law, undergoing training with the International Association of Collaborative Practice in 2012 and I currently serve on the Board of the Utah Association of Collaborative Professionals.  


I graduated Sum Laude from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology. I debated between graduate school in child psychology and law school and ultimately decided to attend law school.  I still love psychology and mind that my degree in psychology is very helpful in dealing with the mental health issues that often arise in cases.


During law school, I was lucky to spend a semester abroad in Budapest, Hungary studying International Human Rights Law. I am married with 2 children and 2 step-children. For fun, I love to read, ski, dance and travel. 

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Just Law, LLC

4749 S Holladay Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 60%
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
  3. Mediation: 10%
  4. Child Custody: 10%
  5. Family: 10%
    Less than 1 year

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Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John V. Coy

    Laura is an excellent family law/divorce attorney. As opposing counsel I can say that she fights for her clients, and it is obvious that she cares. Laura is well respected in the Utah legal community.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive200407/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJust Law LLC2011 - Present
Guardian ad LitemOffice of Guardian ad Litem2005 - 2010
AttorneyUtah Legal Services2004 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Professionals of UtahBoard Member2015 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Utah State Bar, Dispute Resolution SectionMember2010 - Present
Utah State Bar, Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
Wasatch Kids CampsBoard Member2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reller v. RellerWon
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Central European University, Legal Studies DepartmentInternational Human Rights Lawn/a2002
University of UtahPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
University of UtahPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collaborative Law UpdateCollaborative Family Law2015
Utah Bar AssociationPrivate Guardian ad Litem2012