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Matthew Allen Bell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cottonwood Heights, UT

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 8 years
    Texas - TX 13 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Matthew began his legal career with a boutique estate planning and probate firm in Houston, Texas. There he specialized in wills, trusts, asset protection, probate, and general transactional law assisting clients ranging from those with modest estates to ones with complex estates worth tens of millions of dollars.

After moving to Utah, Matthew focused his practice on assisting, advising, and representing clients in family law matters. Matthew honed his skills in family law as an attorney with a non-profit law firm in Salt Lake City, where he helped hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. He has argued cases in front of domestic relations commissioners and judges from Logan to Moab and everywhere in between.

When not in the office, Matthew loves spending time outdoors with his wife, two children, and rescue dogs. Matthew is also a musician who plays the guitar, bass guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

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Bonneville Legal, PC
2825 E Cottonwood Parkway
Suite 500
Cottonwood Heights, UT, 84121

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Posted by Hunter | October 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy to have Matt as my representation
Matt was always attentive and responded quickly. He took what was a difficult, ever changing and developing case and made it as painless and simple as possible. Through using Matt I was able to achieve all of the things I wanted in my case as well as get it opened and closed in what seemed like record time. I would recommend Matt and his team over and over again, and will use him for any issues I have in the future.
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Posted by Edward | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An actual person
I think our media and culture paints lawyers in a very stereotypical way. Maybe a little of that is true, but Matthew really made me feel valued and not just like another client. He was very honest and down to earth, he told me what would be difficult and what would be our goals. He made me feel uncontrol at a time where everything was out of control, Well also dispensing all the advice I needed to make good decisions. Also of course, warning of any bad decisions haha. He took my concerns seriously and took times to address them, even the minor ones. While didn't go to court I knew I would have been taken care of if that happened. We reached a good resolution and I happy how everything turned out.
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Posted by Mary | April 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great divorce attorney
Matthew Bell and his paralegal Jen went above a beyond for me. I asked for no contact from my exhusband and they took care of everything needed. They were very professional and prompt getting back to me with any questions. Helped me through the hardest time of my life and I will forever be grateful. Thank you everyone for all your hard work in making this possible.
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Posted by Clay | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Prompt, Effective
Matthew and his paralegal, Jen, were both incredibly helpful throughout my divorce process. They were both extremely thorough and prompt at communicating updates and resolving my concerns. I feel like my wants and needs were listened to, taken into account, and met effectively.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely detailed and responsive to all questions. Attorney Matthew and his team thoroughly helped me going through the whole process and successfully ended up getting the right result. Very quick with sending updates and prompt at answering questions at all times. Thank you again.
Posted by Randy | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely please with the attention I received. They took my calls and answered all my questions. I was well represented and highly recommended
Posted by Paulina | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Easy Process
I’m very pleasantly surprised with how quick and easy this entire divorce process was. I barely even had to worry about it and I’m super appreciative of Matthew and Jen’s hard work they did an amazing job. Thank you again!
Posted by Devin | January 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very easy to work with
In what was a rather hard time (a divorce) Matthew and his team made things as easy as possible.
Posted by Shelby | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be Happier!
Matthew and his team were absolutely amazing in not only keeping me in the loop with everything during the process, but also took the time to explain things to me as I needed. They were always transparent, and kept their word on everything. They really worked FOR me to make my divorce as quick and painless as possible. I would absolutely hire Matthew and his team again!
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Posted by Brian | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Quick, Easy, And Simple. Not alot to say other than I am very pleased with the quality of service and for the price. This was quick, easy and affordable. All other lawyer's had quoted me a outrageously high price but not this one. Very to the point and simple service would recommend to anyone and everyone in need of anything requiring a lawyer.
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Posted by Tony | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication, smooth process. Hello
I don't mostly it with Jen who was Consulting with mr. Bell, but she was very communicative and quick to respond. I really didn't have to do much, they did all the legwork and I just provided information. Hoping I never have to do anything with B decree again for obvious reasons, but if anything comes up I will definitely be using this firm again.
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Posted by Sybreena | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Extremely pleased with the services. Matt and his paralegal were very professional, kind and prompt at answering questions and sending updates. Divorce is never a fun easy thing, they were patient and made sure to answer all questions fully and always made sure I understand. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
Matthew Bell looks out for anyone he represents. I know that from experience. He broght to my attention things I had forgotten to help my case. Attentive to detail. Seems to care about clients
Posted by Stan | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When unfortunate events become difficult
I hired Matthew Bell to represent me in my divorce. Matthew is the kind of attorney that understands the reason you hired him better than you do. He is completely on top of his game and makes the divorce process as painless as possible. I can't imagine any attorney doing better than Matthew Bell as he exceeded all my expectations. His staff is exceptional and does not miss a detail. Matthew is a gentleman and a professional. I would recommend him to anyone requiring the best representation your money can buy when you're faced with the difficult situation of divorce.
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Posted by Alex | September 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, intelligent, and trustworthy
Matthew is an outstanding attorney with experience handling estate planning and probate cases. My wife and I worked with Matthew to develop our wills and plan our estate and I feel comforted knowing that we worked toward the solution that was right for us. He is thorough, responsive, and really does everything he can to ensure you are comfortable with the work that is being done. Though I live in Texas while Matthew resides in Utah, I continue to work exclusively with Matthew to handle estate cases if they come up. With the passing of my mother, I didn't want to trust anyone else to help us through the probate process - so I hired Matthew and he has been terrific throughout this entire process. You will truly get your money's worth and then some when you hire Matthew for your estate planning and probate needs. His help thus far for my family and me has been priceless.
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Posted by Ralph | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Attorney
Matt Bell helped me out in a few family matters. He was quick, thorough, and helped me with my needs. Additionally, he made me aware of a few other documents that I needed, explaining why they were important. I trust Matt to represent the my needs and those of my family.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Intermountain Legal
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marx Family Law
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Staff Attorney
  • Open Legal Services
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Matthew A. Bell, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Kennedy & Jackson
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Houston Civil Litigation Clinic
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Willbros Group, Inc
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Mediator
  • University of Houston Mediation Clinic
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2010
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Limited Scope Section of the Utah Bar
  • Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Areté Award
  • University of Houston Honors College
  • N/A


Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (18)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Matthew in matters of family law and probate. I know him to be extremely knowledgeable in both practice areas, and I have reached out to him personally for advice in the past."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a hard working and diligent strategist. He is an attorney I would happily refer friends and family to."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an exceptional attorney. He is very knowledgeable in his practice areas and he has some very specialized knowledge in particular areas of family law. His clients have extraordinary confidence in him. It is always a pleasure to work with Matt."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on cases with Mr. Bell. I have found him to be smart and professional. We have done a good job working together to solve problems and minimize tension. I have referred cases to Mr. Bell when I cannot accept the case. I trust him and endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt's a great attorney who knows the law and fights for his clients. He's also an all-around great guy."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matthew is a very talented attorney who truly cares about getting his clients positive outcomes, and isn't afraid to stand up to opposing counsel when called for. I have supervised the practice of a dozen attorneys in my practice, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to practice with Matthew. I do not say this lightly, but Matthew is one of a handful of attorneys I would trust to handle cases for my own family members."
Business Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Friend
"Intelligent and diligent. Matthew will work hard on your matter to help you achieve the results you want."
Probate Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a transactional attorney who works in the areas of probate, estate planning, and business. From working with him, I know that he is a passionate and conscientious attorney who is dedicated to providing diligent representation to his clients. I'd happily recommend him to a friend."
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Cottonwood Heights Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew Allen Bell
Matthew Allen Bell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Licensed for 13 years