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Your legal issue(s) is/are can be very stressful.  This is why I try to maintain a positive, working relationship with my clients and why I give out my personal cell phone number so that I can be reached more easily.  I consider myself unique in this regard and in my personal, hands-on treatment of your case.  I schedule my own appointments and discuss all aspects of your case with you personally.  I do not simply hand your case to an associate and rarely deal with you.  

Nothwithstanding the foregoing, I do have a personal life and enjoy time with my family outside of the working environment.  This allows me to rejuveniate and focus my energies and talents on your case. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    23 years
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    23 years
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    23 years



Hourly ($175-275/hour), contingent (25-33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Randal Moore

    I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community.


    Randal Moore Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Stephen Pietryga

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nemelka is an excellent lawyer and is highly respected in the legal community. I have worked with and against Mr. Nemelka over the last several years and have been very impressed with his knowledge of the law and expertise in the courtroom.


    Russell Pietryga DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

6806 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 10 AttorneysNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Award of Excellence - EvidenceAmerican Jurisprudence1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawJoseph Lee Nemelka, P.C.1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarLawyer1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Allen v. HillyardCourt awarded Mother sole physical custody and allowed her to move with the minor child to South Carolina.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of UtahSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989