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Deven J Coggins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ogden, UT

5.0   15 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Utah - UT 26 years
    Oregon - OR 29 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Deven

Learn Deven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    I have cared for parents and children's rights for over 20 years. I am strong Trial Lawyer as well as a skilled negotiator. My experience and knowledge enables me to determine which course serves the bests interests of you and your family.

    29 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    People make mistakes, including law enforcement and prosecutors. I see my job as making sure that the police and the prosecutor are doing their job and being truthful. More importantly, I know how hard these cases are personally and what is at stake.

    29 years, 50 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Don't let the % fool you. I have worked for the biggest Personal Injury firms in Utah. I know how to get the job done and to get it done quickly. Let's also face this fact. I don't get paid unlesss you do. how much more motivation do I need!

    29 years, 20 cases


Divorce and Custody cases are some of the most difficult and important matters that an attorney can handle, as the outcome will affect you and your family's lives for years to come. As such, I take my responsibility as your counsel seriously. I realize that every case is different and have the experience necessary to recognize that some cases require a compassionate resolution where others require a fight and the gloves must come off. It is important that you hire an attorney that has the experience to recognize this difference, not only to save you money but to protect your piece of mind, your financial future and most importantly, the emotional well being of your children. 

As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, I know how this is also one of the worst times of your life. I can assure you that the doomsday scenarios that you have in your head, are unlikely to occur. As Mark Twain said, "I have experienced many things in my life and some of them actually happened." Said another way, stop talking to your friends and get out of your head. I know how to help you. I began my career doing criminal defense and have never stopped. This includes all crimes, especially the technical and scientific nature of The crime of DUI. Many claim to be "experts" in this area. I will just tell you that I have received extensive training above and beyond most attorneys that make this claim  and urge you to call me before retaining anyone else. Also, never forget, the first 10 days are crucial to your case so do not hesitate to call.

Finally, I have spent my years as an attorney helping injured people get the restitution and payment for what they have gone through. If this is you, know that I have a streamlined method of handling your case and will not waste your time and will earn every penny that I receive. Of course, I will receive nothing in these types of cases unless we obtain a settlement or win at trial. We are in it together and I will fight for what you deserve. 

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Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, PLLC
Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins
465 South 400 East
Ste. 100
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
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Posted by Jason | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a freaking awesome attorney Devin is I called his office one time and he took my call right away without even making an appointment he spent roughly 45 minutes with me on the phone and agreed to take my case ever since then he has done everything in his power to do the best for me and it has turned out great he has givin me great advice and has been a second person away from family that I can talk to about my problems what an awesome man he is he better never quit being an attorney because no one will ever compete with this guy he is the best hands down thanks Devin
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Posted by Gary | February 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
I have had the honor of watching Devin work up close and personal as a retained defense expert witness and consultant on multiple occasions. He is a passionate, honest, articulate, and HIGHLY effective advocate. I would not hesitate to refer him to family and fact, I already have done so on servers occasions, and the results were very good. He made me look good.
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Posted by Kelley Tanner | February 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best trained divorce/custody lawyer
I think Deven Coggins has done what many lawyers have failed to deliver. My case was very High Conflict custody issue and Deven Coggins is ALL about fathers rights! He is an exceptional lawyer and I would hire him for any case related or unrelated. Deven Coggins is an expert in defeating unethical lawyers and bringing justice to myself and my daughter. I am indefinitely grateful for his dedication to myself and my daughter. I won the custody battle! I was granted primary, residential and custodial custody of my daughter. Thank you so much Deven for everything. You have changed my life immensely.
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Posted by Paul | February 21, 2020
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Outstanding and thorough!
Deven has been nothing short of amazing! After previously hiring another attorney with less than acceptable results I hired Deven who found numerous items of great importance to my case the other attorney had completely missed! I would recommend Deven to anyone!!
Posted by Karen | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Real Pro!
Deven Coggins handled my modification to a divorce stipulation agreement with an even, yet firm hand. I know the outcome was as favorable as possible due in large part to Deven's outstanding negotiation prowess and determination. Without any hesitation I can recommend Deven and just as importantly his supporting team.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you need an honest, hard working, knowledgeable, and determined attorney, hire Deven
I hired Deven Coggins for a difficult divorce case, and I hate to think how things would have gone if I had gone anywhere else. He and his team know their stuff, they are warm yet professional, and they will work hard to make sure you are taken care of. He values honesty, will take the time to explain things you may not understand, and will have your back through every step of the way. In my case, he helped me get very favorable results in mediation, and later, when it became necessary to go back to court to take care of some issues with my ex, he had my back. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2017
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Free Consultation
I contacted the office for a free consultation and spoke to her paralegal Melissa. She was very friendly and went above and beyond to assist me. I'm grateful for excellent service and willingness to help. Thank you!
Posted by Roger | July 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deven was professional, prompt and specific with his advice. He was spot on for the situation.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Criminal
I have used Deven for a criminal and divorce case. My wife filed false claims against me with the police and started a divorce action. It was a nightmare. Deven got aggressive quickly! He was able to help me get rid of the criminal action and got a great outcome in my divorce. Deven is the person you need! Have recommended to friends and have not had anymore them be disappointed.
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Posted by Ivy | July 22, 2017
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A Parent's Worst Nightmare
My daughter got into some trouble while away from home and at school in Utah. I felt helpless and sought an attorney that I hoped would give her case the attention I knew I would, as her mother. I hired Mr. Coggins and he was able to resolve the case quickly, keep my daughter out of court, and keep her record clean. Though she was initially concerned, Mr. Coggins was able to provide the professional help and legal advice she needed and my daughter was able to focus on her studies while he took care of her case in a timely manner. Most importantly, I felt that he treated this case as though he was representing his own child.
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Posted by Terry | July 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney for my divorce
Mr Coggins, was a excellent attorney, and gave me great guidance through my divorce and protected me to the best, I would use him again.
Posted by Trina | September 8, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deven consulted with me and gave me excellent advice in how to proceed with a custody case. He is a very hard working, knowledgable attorney. Greatly appreciate his help and recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2015
Thanks a lot for your consultation. You made me feel much better. And You gave a hopes to win my case. Thank You so much. You are great.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2015
Comfort and reliable
Deven and his staff were very helpful. They made me feel welcomed and were so easy to talk to. It was clear that my well-being was there priority. From calling to checking in on me and keeping me informed every step of the way. I wouldn't hesitate on using his expertise again.
Posted by Richard | January 9, 2015
saved my family
Thanks to Deven's honesty, hard work and knowlege i was able to survive one of the hardest points in my life. He helped me get through a divorce and most importently keep my kids while guiding me through all the legal hurtles that had been tossed my way. He saved my life and i will always be thankful and recommend him highly
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  • Hourly Rates $ 285-285 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Attorney
  • Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins, PLLC.
  • 2015 - Present
  • President/Attorney
  • Coggins, Larreau & Lythgoe, PC
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Snider, Coggins & Larreau, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Deven J. Coggins P.C.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Siegfried & Jensen
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Rieke & Savage, PC
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Barron v. Labor Commission
  • reversed


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 1994 - 2000

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • General Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Law Institute
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alta High School Business Law
  • The Legal Profession
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Deven
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a family law case. Deven was fair and worked to help resolve a conflict between parties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Deven is an exceptional attorney. He is both aggressive and caring, and maintains excellent communication with his clients. Anyone would be in good hands with Deven."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Deven is experienced and aggressive. It's been incredible to work with and learn from him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deven is a former football player and boxer. He takes his passion for the field into his advocacy. As a member of the bar, it is a pleasure to know and associate with him. As an attorney, he works hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation