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Keith Backman

Family Attorney at Ogden, UT

4.1   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 30 years
    California - CA 41 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1982
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

    30 years, 250 cases

  2. Real estate

    30 years, 200 cases

  3. Business

    30 years, 150 cases

  4. Estate planning

    30 years, 300 cases

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Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
5732 So. 1475 East
Suite 200
Ogden, UT, 84403


4.1 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What was needed
He got us to the finish line and helped us to realize it is ok to set a boundary. Excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Excellent lawyer and a wonderful listener. Keith represented me when I got my divorce and when I asked for my ex husbands parental rights to be relinquished. I have and will continue to recommend Mr. Keith Backman. Great man!
Posted by Amber | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counselor
During my initial consultation with Mr. Backman, I appreciated that the outline of legal proceedings was efficiently presented, and that expectations were promptly addressed. At least in my situation, Mr. Backman made sure that I was prepared for the challenging days ahead legally, and that I understood the likely outcome. As the saying goes, "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst". Mr. Backman's experience was clearly evident from the counsel he provided me throughout proceedings. Questions were quickly answered and legal details succinctly provided. I also appreciated that in my case, Mr. Backman understood that getting me out of the marriage as quickly as possible was as important as the financial cost of the divorce. He understands from experience that the emotional burden of divorce can be considerable. In retrospect, settling in mediation probably saved me a considerable amount of lawyer fees, and definitely the emotional hardship of a long term and unnecessary battle.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keith is an outstanding attorney. He had the tenacity and knowledge I was looking for in an attorney to represent me. He was also very kind, courteous, and understanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Robert | February 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very timely and thorough
Mr Backman and his team recently helped with my divorce. They were very professional, efficient, easy to work with and surprisingly available when I had questions.
Posted by Abigail | May 17, 2015
Trustworthy, Knowledgeable - Highly Recommend
Keith Backman helped me with so many different facets of the law. He is knowledgeable in so many areas and was able to answer the questions that I had about everything. In my case, there were some extenuating circumstances with an ex-husband and Keith was there to help. His experience in not only my divorce but also in juvenile law was amazing. I think what I liked most was his attitude towards getting the best outcome for me and my family without compromise while being honest. He kept me up to date on everything that was going on and whenever I had a question all I had to do was call. I am very grateful that he was my attorney through one of the most difficult times in my life. I highly recommend Keith and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2015
Great Divorce Lawyer
Keith is very knowledgeable, honest, and prompt. I felt like I was able to get in and get it over with. Answered all question and concerns quickly. All paperwork was generated very quickly, and accurately.
Posted by Tim | May 7, 2015
I certainly Recommend Keith Backman as an attorney
Keith and his staff was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable throughout the divorce proceedings. Keith was very attentive and personal during the entire process. Keith will talk you through the entire process and advise if necessary. You certainly want Keith as your team leader.. Keith's comportment, and amiable demeanor certainly merits note. Keith's positiveness and aggressive attitude is what you need as an attorney. Thanks Keith
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Posted by Ron | May 5, 2015
Responsive Help
Keith has help many of our CPA firm's clients regarding various business and personal legal matters. He has helped with collections, contracts, estate planning, and court subpoenas. Keith is honest and forthright. He does not create issues to puff up his fees. He seeks to solve problems in the method that is most advantageous to the client. Keith is one attorney that I can trust. I have worked with his law firm for many years and I find that their firm has a culture of integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Smart, highly motivated, works hard
He is extremely accurate of all facts going and appearing before the Court. He was extremely willing to get exactly what I wanted and was "On top of his game" in and out of court. I always was aware of the entire divorce process. Very Highly recommend him as an Atty. Extremely satisfied and worked very hard on my divorce case.
Posted by Rhianna | May 4, 2015
Dedicated, Honest, very Knowledgeable
I was in my very lengthy divorce process. From the hard work and constant dedication my Atty. was very supportive, and always got what I wanted when we went to court. He is very respected with the court's and brought the decision to be what I wanted.He is a very well respected and wonderful Attorney. His paralegal works very hard, and with direct communication was able to get me help with all questions I needed answered. He is very hard working to get what you want and is smart, kind, and always gave me great advice in all situations in my divorce. EVERYONE should have Atty.Keith Backman represent them.
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Posted by Bill | May 4, 2015
Review by Bill
Excellent attorney, I would highly recommend. Always prepared, returns calls, on time always and was always prepared. As I rated, he is very very trustworthy and holds a high standard. Not the "A" typical attorney you hear jokes about, this one is totally honest.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
Highly recommended if you're looking for a Family Law case
He has the ability to see things thoroughly and putting things fairly for both parties. The divorce/custody case ended up with a good result, at least, to my satisfactory point of view. He's a straight-arrow kind of person, very honest and fairness so that's what I liked about him. He get things done promptly. It made me feel good to have him represent my case so I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2015
Large Collection Problem.
Keith and his assistants worked on a significant and difficult collections issue for our company. His efforts resulted in a judgement for our business but as it turned out the very troubled defendant in this case committed suicide, leaving his family and estate to deal with these problems. There seemed to be no rational expectation that the estate would or could meet all of the obligations that were being pursued. It was a difficult and emotionally charged situation for all involved and Keith dealt with the case in a calm, rational and effective manner to it's conclusion. It did not turn out well but probably as good as it could in view of the circumstances.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find a better Attorney this one is not the bulldog you need
he is a nice guy but not the bulldog fighter needed to fight for your case. he started out well but then couldn't close the case and almost seemed like he didn't know where to go nor how to fight in the end. keep looking for a bulldog to fight for you I wouldn't recommend him to any one
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nice Guy, Not a fighter
From the consultation to the close finish, Mr. Backman was friendly, confident, patient and reassuring. I feel he lacked the tenacity to cross the finish line. He is a very nice person. Sometimes nice doesnt get the job done.
Posted by Sharooz | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He doesn’t know how to connect the dots
At the consultation gives you lots of hope, after he drained your pocket , he starts to sing you sad songs , As matter in fact he doesn’t know his job well and the points that he should argue ,forgets and tells stories about what happened 70 years ago in such and such court. In my case everything was obviously clear and open , but never did mention the main articles that we were fighting for.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Find someone else
This attorney represented me in my divorce. He basically just gave my ex everything she wanted. He was very overpriced, gave advice after I needed it, and I would not recommend him to anyone.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Helgesen, Houtz & Jones (formerly Helgesen, Waterfall & Jones)
  • 1993 - Present


  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Commercial Real Estate Investment, L.C. v. Comcast of Utah II, Inc.
  • A judgment for our client of over $4 million

Languages Spoken

  • German

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Keith
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Keith is very bright and good lawyer. He's a good writer, and he's ethical and honest."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith is an extremely knowledgeable, hard-working attorney whose efficiency can only be rivaled by the very best. Keith's experience and understanding is a true asset to any client, and his firm. I endorse this lawyer."
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