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David Pedrazas

Family Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.9   29 reviews

also known as Law Office of, David Pedrazas

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    50%

    25 years, 1,000 cases

Since 1998, David Pedrazas has been practicing in Divorce and Family Law Issues. We specialize in Family Law matters such as Divorce, Paternity, Child Support, Alimony, Custody and Property Issues in Utah. 

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Location

David Pedrazas
3920 South 1100 East,
Suite 320
Salt Lake City, UT, 84124

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Benjamin | November 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quit wasting time and money and hire him
I just went through one of the worst 3 year divorce processess you could imagine. David was my second attorney that I hired about a year ago and I would give anything to make him my first attorney for the following reasons. #1. I got more accomplished with him in the second half of my divorce by a huge margin than I did with my first attorney. #2. He did it all for less than 20% of what I had paid my other attorney because he WILL NOT nickel and dime you in anyway shape and form. Do not be fooled by other attorney's who may charge a smaller retainer because that means nothing when they are calling you every week asking to refill the retainer because they have exchausted it over useless crap. David doesn't do that. He will tell you (at least a ballpark) of what its gonna cost and he will stick to it regardless of what happens. #3 If you are shopping for a divorce lawyer you are about to enter a purgatory you cannot imagine. As far as divorce attorney's go (and I went through one horrible one and shopped around for 4 months to find the right one for my second) he is the closest thing you will find to a rope to get you out of hell. Especially if you are a loving father fighting for your rights, and get custody of your child(ren) from a snake of an ex-wife who wants nothing more than to destroy you. #4. My divorce lasted 28 months. I hired David 20 months into the process and he got more accomplished in the last 8 months than the previous months combined. (and for far less money) #5. Probably the most important part of all of this is that David is a pitbull to fight for your rights. (and be advised that his argumentative and abrasive nature might actually get you in a heated discussion or two between the two of you...but I promise you that is exactly what you want in a divorce attorney. David is that way all the time and he WILL use that same ferocity against opposing council and the judge). Do not be turned off by his bluntness, and realism. It is exactly what you are looking for to get you fair justice in a divorce case. Even on the parts of your case you don't end up winning (because you can't control what a judge will do) he will make the best possible arguments to fight for you and what is yours(and he's so good he WILL get most of it), and he will do it with full knowledge of the law and absolute resolve to get everything he can for you. #6 He is FULLY COMPETENT at everything in divorce law and proceedure and all of that. He has been in practice for years, and knows the system, the rules, the players (other attorneys and the judges) and exactly the right and aggressive way to get it done. If you are a father like me fighting for your rights to get custody of your child, and not have to pay your x-wife every dime you've ever had to get it....STOP SHOPPING FOR ATTORNEYS and hire David. I will say it again...I wish to God I had found him from the beginning. If I could give 10 stars I would. He's very very very good, and he knows exactly what he is doing!!!! 'nuff said.
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Posted by Lisjari | June 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and Professional
David Pedrazas represented my boyfriend in a Divorce/Custody. He's now ex wife had taken his 4 children across country and prohibited the kids to have any relationship with my boyfriend for almost 2 years, we had to hire a Private investigator and had no luck until his oldest contacted him behind the mothers back. The ex wife justified her actions in court by making allegations of domestic abuse. It was a difficult case but David was so knowledgeable, honest and he fought for my boyfriend's truth. At the end the judge granted relocation of the kids and now my boyfriend has sole physical custody of his kids. I can't express enough how much he helped our family and how grateful we are for him. I really believe without him we wouldn't have won this case, he basically got everything my boyfriend wanted. David really cares about his clients and he's joy at the end of court demonstrated his commitment to bringing the children home. Thank you again David for your tremendous help we are immensely grateful.
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Posted by Steve | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and Friendly Service
David represented me during my divorce last year. He was both knowledgeable and friendly during a long legal battle. He is well connected legally and definitely reduced my financial exposure. I highly recommend using his services.
Posted by Amber | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
David Pedrazas helped me with a jurisdiction case. I lived in a separate state with my children while my husband lived in Utah and David was able to help me so I never needed to travel. He knew exactly what to do and was able to win 2 cases for me! Couldn't have done it without him!
Posted by Samantha | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best divorce lawyer!
David is a true professional at its finest! He was not only professional but he was nice, funny, and super responsive. I was at a time where I couldn’t afford much but I needed this divorce, BADLY! I had contacted many lawyers, and David was the only one to tell “yes let’s do this”. I went into his office, filled out the paperwork, and today 3 months later I’m done! Thank you so much David!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professional
A true no nonsense professional, who knows his craft. Outstanding experience and dedication to your case. He is very responsive through email and phone calls. I am an active duty military officer and had a complicated child support case that covered three different States. Other lawyers’ advise me not to push the case forward. However, after turning over all my legal documents to David (10 years’ worth, multiple court rulings, in three States), David reviewed all the paperwork, did a thorough assessment in which we prevailed. David conducted his research on my case, investigated our options, and came up with a strategic plan to execute. Through his intense research, he discovered a valuable piece of information that other lawyers missed, and used it in the execution of our plan. David was spot on with the decisions he expected we would get from the judge. He highlight areas to me where there may be risk or challenges, and came up with strong counterarguments that ultimately won our case. In the end, David’s expertise and his execution in front of the Judge saved me over 50K in child support. He had to present arguments to the Court three different times, on different aspects of the case, and David achieved victories all three times. In Court; His presence, arguments and counterarguments, were unmatched. He thoroughly anticipated and answer the Judges questions, he came to court each and every time extremely well prepared. His Court room demeanor commands the respect of the Court and that of his peers. David is extremely well respected throughout the Salt Lake legal community, his positive reputation is an asset to you and your case. If you are first starting out with a case, or if you have had difficulty with other lawyers in the past, and want a clean start and a full review of your options, You cannot find a more detailed, professional, and straight forward lawyer than David Pedrazas.
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Posted by Melynda | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
I worked for David as a legal assistant for about a year and a half. I did not know David beforehand. My friend had hired him for her divorce and she was impressed by his character. When I interviewed with David, I was immediately impressed by him and his upfront and honest attitude. He will not tell you what you want to hear just to blow smoke up your skirt; he will tell you what needs to be said, whether you like it or not. Having gone through four different attorneys during my husband’s custody case with his ex-wife, I came to realize how important that is and how rare that trait is to find in attorneys. David is never out to make a “quick buck” and screw you over on billing, as I have seen other attorneys do. He is extremely knowledgeable and will defend his clients with the upmost integrity. My husband hired David to complete his custody case after seeing how impressed with him I was. Sadly enough, my husband and I are now going through a divorce and I cannot hire David, as that would create a conflict since he previously represented my husband. I have hired another attorney for my divorce and although he is good, he does not represent me as well as I know David would. I would recommend David to anyone going through a divorce or custody case- especially if there is high conflict. His knowledge, persistence, and punctuality cannot be beaten.
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Posted by Thomas | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You need David on your team
I highly recommend David. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and thorough.
Posted by Jenny | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney . El mejor abogado.
I came to Mr. Pedrazas desperate and looking for help for my custody case since my ex-husband created a very dirty case against me. I though there was nothing that I can rescue from my case because in the past I hadn't a good representation. I needed someone who could really defend me and give me again the hope of recovering my case. Finally after looking for a good attorney in Utah I founded Mr. Pedrazas, who gave me back the hope. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. After I saw him at court I Knew that he was the lawyer I was waiting for. We still in the process, but I just highly recommend Mr. Pedrazas. I am so thankful.
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Posted by Cindy | May 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!
David is extremely intelligent and knows Utah Law!!!! He helped me in a case that was super delicate and life changing. David is very trustworthy and transparent. I was always informed and never surprised. He took my case to the Court of Appeals, and it ended in my favor. Divorce never ends in a victory, but I am SO glad he was on my side. My family and I are greatful, and able to move on and enjoy life to its fullest! Thank you, David!
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Posted by Corey Davis | May 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dificult Divorce - Great Results!
David was a great help in a very hostile situation. My ex-wife was out for blood. She used the internet and other avenues to defame and harass during our separation and divorce. David was able to guide me through the worst time of my life with a great result. In the past, I have had zero luck in Utah for competent and inexpensive legal help. David provided both, his legal advice was thorough and his price was right. If you are a male going through a divorce in Utah, David is the best for you.
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Posted by Vince | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the BEST! Don't waste any time or money with any other attorney
I would recommend David Pedrazas, without hesitation. Hiring an attorney is a substantial investment of time and money and can also be very intimidating. My personal experience with David is that he is very concise, straight to the point and his words are powerful. I have had to deal with 4 different attorney’s over the last 10 years dealing with a divorce, child support and alimony and I wish I would have found David day 1! I am a fan of David Pedrazas and will always recommend him!
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Posted by Sky | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
From out of state
I would highly recommend David to anyone in need of legal services. I am out of state & needed to come to Utah to deal with some legal matters. form day one his professionalism and knowledge in his field of work came though over the phone. I had to come out to Utah on three court appearances and each and every time he was there on time and prepared. David thank you for representing me and giving me a sense of stability and peace of mind for the future. If you are looking for legal representation and come across David’s page please give his office a call, he did a tremendous job with my case. David my endless gratitude for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Most Amazing Attorney In Utah
I have gone through 5 attorneys before finding Dave, not only is he fixing their mess but I've never been so happy with how he has been handling my case my only regret is that i wish i would of had him in the beginning, he is extremely knowledgeable, and works extremely well in a high stress trial environment!
Posted by Nicole | December 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended, Knowledgeable and Professional
I wouldn't trust anyone else but David Pedrazas. He is an outstanding attorney who gives quality service and compassion for his clients. His success proves that he is a great attorney. David is a very dedicated and knowledgeable. He will fight for your rights. He won both my cases. I was so impressed seeing him in court. Also very reasonable. He will meet with you for a consultation and take the time to talk to you to make sure all your questions are answered, whether it takes 10 minutes or an hour. He is very thorough.
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Posted by S&P | July 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Competent Lawyer
Mr. Pedrazas met my Girlfriend and I on a holiday! That impressed me from the beginning. After just a few minutes, Mr. Pedrazas gave us his opinion and explained why. Although he could not do anything for her, his professionalism and advise was invaluable. I am going to have him review my case now! Thanks David!
Posted by Roberta | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diva Not
David Pedrazas helped navigate my very difficult, nasty divorce thru unbelievably 'choppy waters' , culminating in a very FAIR settlement on my behalf with child custody and alimony issues. Against unbelieveable odds, he ALWAYS took the high-road personally and professionally,. His tenacity is his greatest strength. I highly recommend him if you are in need of a divorce atty that is looking after your best interests.
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Posted by Charmain | March 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT DEDICATED ATTORNEY!!! I WISH I HAD HIM AT THE BEGINNING!
David is an awesome attorney. My Private Investigator recommended him to me. I wish I had him at the beginning of my High Conflict Divorce/Custody battle because I feel that he would've done A LOT better job representing me than my previous attorney did. That being said, when I decided to find new counsel, I had a huge mess left and was in the middle of a nasty custody dispute and needed a letter sent that same day. David got right to work on my case, worked late into a Friday night and got everything sent in time. He has been very aggressive in representing me and I have been very happy with the results thus far. He won't "sugar coat" or "tell you what you want to hear" with what is happening in the case and is very straight forward and realistic with what he thinks can and cannot be done; with not only me but everyone involved in the case. He is very prompt at returning phone calls, emails and filing everything that needs to be filed. He is very dedicated and will work late hours to get the job done. I have received phone calls from him late evenings regarding my case. He also doesn't nickel and dime you for every little thing he does which is nice. I recommend David to anyone that is going through a divorce/custody battle, especially if it's high conflict. You will be well represented.
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Posted by Marinda | March 20, 2015
Very pleased.
Simply, I couldn't have made a better decision in hiring Mr. Pedrazas. He didn't me down. Kept me informed, and educated about my case throughout the procees, and got me what I wanted.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2015
Getting things done
Since the beginning of going to court for the past 5 years, I have been though 3 other attorneys that have not been able to accomplish what David has in the last 6 moths. While searching for another attorney in the Salt Lake area, I knew what I wanted in my next attorney. Qualities such as passionate, fierce, loyal, knowledgeable, and hardworking all came to mind. Many of the reviews I read about David online outlined these attributes. After initially meeting David, I knew he was the lawyer for me. His presence in court demanded justice for those wronged and he never took no for an answer. His knowledge saved me multiple times from the commissioner walking over my rights as a father and he would not back down from a fight from anyone. He strategically fought for my cause in court and had a well balanced approach as to how to handle each situation at hand. Since the reputation for fathers rights in Utah has been known to be tipped in favor of mothers, David made sure to set the balance and re-establish the importance I have as a father in my daughters life. In turn I was able to gain sole custody of my daughter and he continues to protect my rights as a father. I most definitely would recommend his skills and attitude as a lawyer in any court room.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Brigham Young University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2005
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Granger v. Granger
  • Appeals Court Reversed and Remanded Case back to District Court
  • Zavala v. Zavala
  • Court of Appeals upheld decision
  • In the matter of the adoption of M.J.B
  • Court of Appeals upheld decision

Associations

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Utah
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Utah
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
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Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a very difficult divorce modification that went to trial. David was professional and courteous throughout the process. He remains personable even as he vigorously represents his client."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with David on several cases. He is well educated and represents his clients vigorously. I have found that he is aggressive when he needs to be; however, also understands the benefit of reaching a positive settlement for all involved."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has handled several of my own clients' divorces and family law matters. David takes each case seriously, and is an aggressive attorney. Simply stated, he gets the job done and he does it right. I would not hesitate to refer my own clients to him, since I do not do divorce or family law cases, and my clients recommend him as well."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with David as opposing counsel on a number of cases over the years. He is very good to work with and is an excellent advocate for his clients. ."
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Salt Lake City Family Lawyer David Pedrazas
David Pedrazas
Family Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 25 years