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Craig R Dell

Estate planning Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 8 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    Utah - UT 7 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2016
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    No matter your age, your income status, or the assets you have acquired, estate planning is essential. Deciding what will happen to your home, financial assets and children is a difficult process. We are here to help guide you through the process.

  2. Elder law
    The focus of Elder Law is on the client’s needs as they change and evolve with age. It is a term used to cover several sub-categories of legal practice including, but not limited to estate planning and management of specific benefits.

  3. Probate
    The main purpose of probate is to change the title on property owned by the deceased. Because every inheritance is different, it's hard to predict how much probate will cost and how long it will take.

  4. Insurance
    The firm’s insurance division assists clients with claims or lawsuits specifically related to long term care and life insurance denials. We assist clients at all phases of the claims process for securing their insurance benefits.

  5. Personal injury
    We built our practice on the premise of wanting to help those most vulnerable. Our firm is experienced in handling all types of personal injury claims and have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Craig’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. His creative problem solving ability makes him a great asset in the courtroom and in the office. Craig concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and trust administration, protecting assets from nursing homes, litigating against life and long term care insurance carriers and probate disputes. He hosts monthly seminars, workshops, talks and panel discussions on a variety of estate planning and elder law topics.

Named as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Mr. Dell has been recognized by his peers as a proven attorney. Craig has appeared on NBC as a legal expert, and his cases have been profiled on other major networks. He is one of two attorneys in the state of Utah to be selected as a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning over 20 years, the Academy has been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine. The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. Craig is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Utah State Bar Elder Law and Estate Planning/Probate sections, Utah Association for Justice, American Association for Justice and Trial Lawyers section of the Florida Bar.


A Florida native, Craig is admitted to practice in Utah, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Craig is authorized to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Federal Tax Court.

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Craig Dell Attorneys
2825 E Cottonwood Parkway, Suite 556
Salt Lake City, UT, 84121


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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic attorney
Craig was able to assist me on multiple matters. He’s a trusted referral source with the highest integrity. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jennifer | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine friend and attorney
Craig and his staff are great. They take the time to really get to know you, your family and address your issues. I enjoyed working with Craig and enthusiastically recommend him.
Posted by Jack | November 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Commercial Real Estate Broker
The best!!! I work with attorneys and law firms frequently due to the nature of my business as a commercial real estate professional. Craig understood what I needed and how to get it done. He went above and beyond for me.
Posted by Sally | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate plan
I can not find the right words to express how grateful I am. You made the process of creating and implementing my estate plan exactly how I hoped it would be, simple. Craig listened to what I wanted and delivered a plan that met my exact needs. Thank you for all of your help.
Posted by Rick | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer Who Truly Cares
Craig and his team are experienced, knowledgeable and efficient. Craig knew the exact questions to ask to help us achieve our planning objectives and goals. We are very confident in the plan we created together. Needless to say, we were highly impressed with the law firm and will certainly recommend them to friends and family.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dell Law, Chartered
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dell & Schaefer, Chartered
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney Felony Division
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Taxation
  • 2010
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Bentley College
  • Finance and Accounting
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Irene Brudner
  • Dismissal with prejudice


  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Estate Planning Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Utah State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Craig
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer with great skills. His hard work and determination for his clients are above and beyond. I would highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Craig for many years. I have tried a cases against him. He is nothing short of a brilliant trial attorney. He is a natural. He truly cares about his cases."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Salt Lake City Estate planning Lawyer Craig R Dell
Craig R Dell
Estate planning Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 14 years