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Emy Cordano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.7   75 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1999
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About Emy

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    YOU NEED ME ON YOUR SIDE IF YOU ARE GETTING DIVORCED whether to negotiate or fight for your rights. I will arrange your ALIMONY, CUSTODY, child support, and a fair DIVISION OF ASSETS(e.g house, bank accounts, vehicles, business interests, retirement)

    25 years

  2. Child custody
    I AM THE CHILD CUSTODY ATTORNEY YOU NEED FOR YOUR CASE. CUSTODY involves where and with whom the child/ren will live. CUSTODY affects CHILD SUPPORT. CHILD CUSTODY will be addressed in any DIVORCE or PATERNITY case. CALL ME IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD!

    25 years

  3. Family
    I am THE FAMILY ATTORNEY FOR YOU. I love what I do and have a high success rate. I handle all cases involving divorce, common law marriage, separation, property division, alimony, child custody & support, spousal & child abuse, domestic violence.

    25 years


When it comes to family law, there is no substitute for experience. For nearly two decades, I have utilized an aggressive and compassionate approach to protect the rights of each client and to look out for their best interests. Unlike most Salt Lake City divorce attorneys, I am one of the few female lawyers to run my own law firm. The majority of divorce lawyers simply provide legal representation. I can do so much more. Not only do I focus on protecting the rights and interests of each client during a case, I also place a high priority on preparing clients for life after a divorce. Most importantly, you do not have to be wealthy to receive the best possible legal representation. You get the whole package at my law firm at reasonable, doable rates.

Like many of my clients, I have also experienced the emotional pain, stress and financial hardships that come with a divorce. I understand your perspective. I am fully prepared to provide comprehensive legal representation to help you achieve the best results. It is critical to have a Salt Lake City family law attorney on your side. There are no winners when it comes to divorce. But there certainly are losers. I have often heard Utah judges and commissioners say that they know they have ruled right in a case when both parties leave the courtroom unhappy. Choosing the right attorney can often make the difference between protecting your rights to parent-time with your children, your rights to your assets or losing much of what you have rightfully earned.

My passion for family law began with my divorce.

During that time, I experienced the impact a poorly-equipped divorce attorney can have on a person’s life. From that point, I became determined to help others avoid the pitfalls I had experienced. I have become deeply rooted in the Salt Lake City community and support a variety of causes both locally and internationally. I have also represented clients throughout Utah, including Provo, Orem, American Fork, Lehi, Layton, Roy, Clearfield, Ogden, Logan, Vernal, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Tooele, Draper, Sandy, and Park City.

What makes me different from other Salt Lake City family law attorneys is my passion and drive. It is an approach that I apply to all my cases. I am a self-made woman who believes in the value of hard work and helping others achieve success. When I am not practicing family law, I spend time outdoors, enjoying motor sports and living life at more than 100 miles per hour. Fear is not a part of my DNA. When selecting a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer, it is important to have representation from a lawyer that will use the best strategies, and maximum effort to put each client in the best possible position to succeed in mediation, in a settlement, or in the courtroom, and in their future.


Emy A. Cordano, Family Law Attorney
6465 South 3000 East.
Suite 103
Salt Lake City, UT, 84121-6983


4.7 / 5.0
  75 customer reviews
Posted by Max | December 23, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Emy did an outstanding job on my divorce. She took the time to understand my situation. She was aggressive in pursuing my interests. Her rates are very reasonable. Emy is experienced, knowledgeable, and efficient. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.
Posted by C.J. and Thankful | June 9, 2014
I was in a ROCK and a HARD PLACE. Literally with my Ex and my daughters. I know that in a conservative state that it is very tough for a father to win especially against a stay at home mother but my kids are my life. From the first time I met Emy, I thought she was almost a little ADHD, but as I watched and listened to her I could tell that it was Passion, NOT ADHD!!! This Woman, Emy, completely understood what I was going through and I could see and FEEL this from her. It was like she BECAME emotionally invested into this case as well but stayed somehow level headed and very SMART through out the entire process. Not only did she Get me my Girls but my Ex has to pay ME CHILD support and she didn't work but was told she was capable of doing so now that nothing was there to impede her from getting one. I REALLY don't care about the child support as I have always taken care of everything financially in my home, but I even took care of my girls, on top of working full time. Emy was able to show and prove with investigator that I was the one that took the kids to and from school leaving work for a few, took and made all the DR appts etc. Alot of stuff that I wouldnt change for anything especially now that Emy was able to show it wasnt my ex and it was me. I cant think her enough for finding and arguing other cases and other things that won my hard fought case. Yeah she wasn't the CHEAPEST attorney in town BUT I don't think that the cheapest attorney in town would have won me my girls and I cant put a price on that, BUT she wasn't higher than the other 2 attorneys I talked to either one was at 250 a hour and the other was at 200 an hour. Emy Cordano was worth the 200 bucks an hour I paid her and probably actually owed her more because she didn't charge me for every call and question I had. I actually had her CELL PHONE and she comforted me when ever I started freaking out or panicking! Fighting for custody was the worst gut wrenching thing in the world and any of you that have gone through this before KNOW exactly what I am talking about. I wouldn't send anyone else anywhere but to her if someone I knew asked me. Emy Cordano is the reason I have my girls and she is the best. I can't thank her enough
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Posted by Julie Scott | January 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Emy Cordano!
Emy is an amazing attorney! Her knowledge and attention to detail helped guide me through my unique situation. She really took the time to listen to what concerns I had and helped me to fully understand my options. I greatly appreciate her straightforwardness giving me the facts and making me feel that I really had someone in my corner.
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Posted by Matt | September 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, responsive, and knowledgeable
Emy was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive through the entirety of my case. She presented information and options to me that allowed me to navigate my situation with confidence. I appreciated her strait-forward approach and would recommend her to others dealing with family law and divorce matters.
Posted by Nate | September 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Emy is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She gave me the peace of mind when I was very confused. I have a very unique situation and she was able to guide me through and ease my mind. I would highly recommend hiring Emy.
Posted by Joe | May 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A strong and aggressive attorney who will fight for what is right.
Emy was amazing. She fought for what was right, and what was fair for my case. The end-goal was her focus from the beginning. A strong attorney who can get the job done. I would happily use her again, and would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Rory | April 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Representation
Really grateful for the representation I received from Emy and her team. I'm an extremely anxious person to begin with and came to her for my divorce just after losing my Grandmother, Father, and close friend while trying to maintain my sobriety(not your ideal client as an attorney). She was honest, clear, upfront and able to talk me through the difficulties I should be prepared for while also remaining really sensitive to the stress I was feeling. Her confidence and assertiveness made me feel peace for the first time in a long time and no other attorney I had crossed offered that same sense of security. Her rates and simple billing process were well worth the experience and the attention she gave to my case while representing me. Some of her straight forwardness felt hurtful until I could see she was at least mostly right. I highly recommend Emy and will always drop her name to any friends seeking really strong legal counsel. If you are on the fence I highly suggest sitting down with her for a consultation I cant imagine anyone being disappointed after seeing how seriously she will take your case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2023
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Excellent experience!
Emy is a great advocate. She is knowledgeable and her advice was thoroughly explained and spot on! She was attentive and quick to respond, and I fully appreciated the fact that she was cognizant of wasting time - there was no time wasted here, direct and to the point! I had a great experience working with her!
Posted by Jason | October 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She was a great support and guide
Emy represented us very well. I liked working with her and would hire her again.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Emy is a very assertive and professional attorney, which is what you want in the courtroom. She works hard and is very responsive with a day turnaround time.
Posted by Emily | June 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Emy was a life saver! I came to her after a horrible situation with another attorney. She was honest and direct and made sure at each stage I knew what was going on and what my options were. Emy was the first attorney I have had that actually fought for me. You will never go wrong by having her represent you.
Posted by Doyle | June 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Truly the Best Family Law Attorney in Utah!
Emy is truly one of the best Attorneys I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She is professional in every sense of the word and truly an authority on Family Law. She will fight for you to the full extent of the law. She is always there if you have any questions and she always explains legal terms on a level that anyone could comprehend. She was able to solve any and all problems that arose during my divorce. I am so grateful to have had Emy Cordano represent me. She truly lives up to her five Star reviews. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking the best Family Law Attorney in Utah! No one works harder and longer hours than she does!
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Posted by Carol | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She was on my side.
She passionately looked out for my interests. She was pithy when needed and compassionate when I needed it. I recommend her highly.
Posted by Robert | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was straight up front and precise loved that and would recommend. Was honest and was helpful when going though this for the first time.
Posted by Cassie Czerny | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
dedication & professionalism
I would highly recommend Emy Cordano as a divorce attorney. She was an advocate for me and my son. She provided me with guidance and wisdom when I felt my world was crashing down. She wants what's best for each client and it shows in her hard work and dedication. Thanks Emy for everything!!
Posted by Nicoel | January 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I was very impressed with the time Emy took to listen to my case and make recommendations. She spent well over an hour answering my questions and offering advice. She was able to give insight to my case that other attorneys had not. I felt her genuine care for my situation and was very grateful for her knowledge and expertise.
Posted by LJ | December 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not just Great; Amazing!
Such a vastly different experience: a lawyer who told me the truth. A lawyer who told me what my other lawyer had done. A lawyer who pointed out the flaws in the oppositions case. I am in utter shock. I shudder to think if I hadn't decided to retain her. My whole world, my children are at stake and my other lawyer was pushing me into termination of parental rights without telling me. Signing for me and not showing me. For what purpose? I don't know. And she showed me; showed me what he had done and would not admit to doing. If your gut tells you that something is wrong, that your lawyer is steering you off a cliff, find Emy. As Utah swings wildly into being a father's rights state, supported by the "bro-hood"- you have to be careful who you trust. I trusted the wrong person. Hopefully it is not too late.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney
Emy, is an amazing Attorney. I was fighting an out of state custody battle and was able to win thanks to Emy's work ethic, knowledge, professionalism and overall understanding of the law. Emy is very experienced at what she does and I would definitely recommend her services to anyone. I would say Emy is a very direct person and you should be ready and willing to respond and deliver on items requested. The more detailed your are in the things she asks for will make the entire process easier. I would like to personally thank Emy for all of her hard work and her paralegal who worked tireless hours with little or no notice to get my case won. THANK YOU EMY!!!
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Posted by Scott | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Emy was my lawyer for my divorce. She is a lovely person and very great to work with. Don't get me wrong, she is nice and sweet, unless she is dealing with the other attorney. Then she is a bulldog. Exactly what you need in an attorney. Having her represent me was a great decision.
Posted by Alyse | September 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Not only did Emy fight for me, I felt like she cared about me. She loves fighting for the truth- that's a quality that is instilled in her. I also felt like she listened to me during the process of my divorce.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • 2012 - Present


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • Park City Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Park City Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Utah State Bar, Character & Fitness Committee
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2001 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • Afrikaans

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2024
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Support and Prevention Conference
  • Divorce Support Utah
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often get calls from people looking for a divorce/child custody attorney and I refer them to Emy. I've known Emy for 20 years. She's an excellent litigator and she treats her clients with great respect. She is passionate about families and the rights of parents. She also will "tell it like it is" to clients who may have unreasonable expectations. Emy works so hard and is dedicated to her practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Emy is a go-getter. She is a fantastic advocate for her clients because she never backs down. At the same time, she is approachable and works well with opposing counsels."
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Salt Lake City Divorce and separation Lawyer Emy Cordano
Emy Cordano
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 24 years