Skip to main content

Matthew Joseph Kuehnl

Child custody Attorney at Ogden, UT

4.9   29 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Matthew Kuehnl has a passion for helping people. As a family law attorney, he provides both legal and emotional support to clients when they’re going through some of life’s most difficult situations. “This process can be stressful and emotional. I do everything I can to alleviate their fears and concerns.”

Matt’s clients appreciate his open and honest approach, which he credits as the foundation of his relationship with every client. His clients also appreciate that he works tirelessly to achieve successful results, whether he is facilitating a negotiation or fighting for them in court.

Matt has extensive experience in parenting plan issues and often advises his clients on how best to navigate their family law situation without exposing their children to harmful conflict or stress.

“Being a child of divorce and witnessing firsthand the negative impact it can have on families and children, I approach each case with perspective and empathy.”

Matt assists clients in divorce and separation matters, custody and parenting plans, child support, third party custody, and domestic violence issues.

Before becoming an attorney, Matt performed with various choirs around the world. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in vocal performance and has sung in Japan, Korea, Carnegie Hall, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and in a Sunday Mass at The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. He also sang the National Anthem at multiple Utah Jazz games and is an avid basketball fan. He and his wife have three young children and love family activities that tire the little ones out.

Licensed for 7 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/08/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Burton Law Firm
3785 Harrison Blvd
Burton Law Firm
Ogden, UT, 84403

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
5 Star
 
97%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
3%
Posted by Gina | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best there is!
Matt literally “held my hand” through the entire process. He was exceptional. Matt provided insight to a very confusing situation.
Posted by GABRIEL | March 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Kuehnl
Matt was professional, passionate, and completely on point in my mediation. He will work hard for your family to come to a fair and equitable resolution.
Posted by Todd | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I recently went through a divorce which was hard for me and my family. When I was looking for an attorney to represent me I couldn’t help but feel Matthew was genuinely sincere about helping me get through this process. Matthew was amazing!!!! I was worried that I wouldn’t have communication with my attorney to help me resolve and answer the questions that come up during a divorce. Matthew communicated with me on a daily basis if needed and sometimes I needed him after business hours. Matthew always responded to me in a timely manner and in many times when he wasn’t at work. There were many times through my process of divorce that my now ex wife would threaten to take my kids away from me or come to my place of residence to have arguments and a fight with me. Matthew was always there to answer my questions and tell me what my rights were as a father. I ended up having to go through mediation to get things resolved and I knew that Matthew had my back. I don’t wish anybody to have to go through a divorce but I promise you if you choose Matthew as an attorney to represent you,he will go above and beyond any expectations you might have to represent you and defend you. I can’t thank Matthew enough for everything he did for me.
Read less
Posted by Ryan | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Want results with great customer client relations..
Matthew Kuehnl is simply hands down one of the most pleasant professional person I have worked with!! His attention to detail is above and beyond. Listening to his clients needs and concerns is what Matt does best to insure understanding and empathy. If it’s your first time like me going through a divorce, he takes time to explain the process and what to explain. So grateful I chose this Law Firm and Matthew to represent me! I got the results I wanted! I would strongly recommend Matthew if you are facing a divorce you will get the best results you can!!!
Read less
Posted by Kurt | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relax, you found the right lawyer with Mr. Kuehnl
M. Kuehnl was my first and only choice to represent me in my divorce. I scheduled the initial consultation and I was confident I selected the best representation available after my meeting with him. He was a good listener, bluntly honest, and didn't give me any false expectations. He was my best advocate, kept me informed, didn't let me make any stupid decisions in haste, and was tough when needed with the oposing lawyer.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Matthew answered every question I had with facts and was very knowledgeable about the laws and how to best solve my problems and walked me through everything patiently.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, honest, and truly listened to the details of my case.
I have a final parenting plan that was put in place years ago that was fairly boiler plate. Years later once my child became school aged, disagreements over districts quickly arose. During this time, I was a full time student and didn't have the financial resource to seek help. Unfortunately, the other parent moved my child without permission to the school of their choice and unknowingly, I should have filed for a restraining order. The courts ended up deciding to keep my child in the district which was a difficult conclusion. I recently returned to work and commuting my child north quickly became a problem when my job was located much further south. The other parent ended up filing papers against me to modify the parenting plan to take majority custody which would have been absolutely devastating and far from the best interest of my child. I searched and searched for the right attorney to really understand the history of the case and how an unfortunate event resulted in a school placement which quite honestly made no sense when both households pass daily through my district. While the school placement was in order for elementary school prior to seeking counsel, Matthew was able to help give me a voice and stand up for a fair and justified modification to the parenting plan which has resulted in a drastically improved schedule and no time lost (which was completely unjustified). Matthew was able to take a terrible situation and completely turn it around to actually improve upon what was in place before. I had consulted other attorneys prior to hiring Matthew and always walked away worried that they didn't completely understand the current and past circumstances in addition to the motivations of the other party. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone seeking counsel for a family law case. I am extremely grateful we connected and will seek his representation if I should need to in the future.
Read less
Posted by Zac | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I used Mr. Kuehnl while attempting to obtain custody of my daughter as well as defend myself against an unmerited protection order. His staff was very professional and capable. He adequately helped the judge see the truth in the protection order hearing. We did not end up having to litigate on the custody issue. He negotiated to help me obtain an end result that was best for my daughter.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Kuehnl Review
Matthew represented our case, which involved a contempt motion for unpaid shared parental costs, From the beginning, Matthew showed deep empathy and understanding of the issues and their impact on the children. He repeatedly proved himself to be a person who lives his values of care and concern and showed great patience and sensitivity. In court, he came abundantly prepared, in command of the facts and details, and articulate in his presentation. In the office, he shows great respect and gratitude for the support staff, which speaks to his genuine character. McKinley Irvin is lucky to have him in the firm and we feel fortunate in finding him.
Read less
Posted by Kristin | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew is your guy!
Going through a situation that no one wants to be in, it was such a comfort to know that Matthew Kuehnl was my attorney. Prior to hiring Matt, I had been with another firm who passed my case off to a junior partner who had just passed the bar a month before. I had to keep giving them the same information over and over and correcting their mistakes. Then weeks would go by with no communication. I didn't know what I was doing and they sure didn't help me to feel confident in their abilities to get the job done. My experience with Matt and his staff was the complete opposite. Switching to McKinley Irvin and Matt Kuehnl was the best decision I made! They were excellent at communicating and guiding me through the divorce and child custody process. They were always looking a step ahead and kept me updated on where things were at. It was such a comfort in a difficult situation to know that I had a professional in my corner who made my case a priority and wanted to do the best he could for me and my family. I would recommend Matt Kuehnl a million times over for any family law case!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed
Thank you Matthew. That is the first thing I can say! Thank you for being on top of everything. Thank you for your knowledge, compassion and integrity in a season that I never want to do again. You and your staff were always available to answer even the smallest silly questions and I appreciate all your hard work!
Posted by Rhonda | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is a great attorney! Highly recommend him!
Matt was a great attorney! On my initial visit we thought it was going to be an easy case...not so much! Matt was there every step of the way. He knew exactly what to do and kept me very reassured. This was a tough long and drawn out case, but he never backed down. I had a great outcome and would highly recomend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend
My divorce process lasted for two horrendous years. However, Matthew and Sarah stood by me all the step of the way. All effort to settle with my ex, the petitioner, without the need for trial proved abortive. We went to mediation, I presented him with two different settlement offers, attended settlement conference but he refused to settle. Sometime during the process, a major health concern showed up but this was not enough to stop my ex from refusing to settle. I was faced with fighting for my life and getting divorced all at the same time. I had to go in for a lifesaving surgery, and two weeks later had a court hearing. Through it all, Matthew and Sarah were very empathetic and professional. They made sure that all necessary court documents were prepared and submitted on-time. Matthew’s compassion for my children was outstanding. He understood that the well-being of my children was by far the most important to me, and he made sure that their best interests were represented all through the process. Matthew was very prompt at responding to my emails and he met with me periodically to discuss our next step and possible outcomes. He was very fair and equitable in his suggestions on how assets and debts should be distributed. He did not give me a false impression about the process. Rather, he explained and made me understand how the court system works, and he was very conscious of my financial state. He worked with me to ensure that I was not financially ruined after the divorce was over. Knowing that I could not afford the costs of him representing me at the divorce trial, he made the process very smooth and easy for me to step into. All ER904’s, trial brief and exhibits were prepared by Matthew and Sarah, necessary copies for all involved were made by them and delivered promptly. All I had to do was review all documents and show up for trial by myself, and I felt confident and well prepared. They also helped me to draft all the final orders. While I don’t pray for anyone to go through what I went through, I strongly recommend that you contact Matthew and his team should it become necessary for you to get divorced.
Read less
Posted by Tanya | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so happy to have Matthew representing me in my divorce.
Matthew Kuehnl has been representing me in my divorce. He has been absolutely incredible; I consider it a blessing that I found him. Before meeting Matthew, I was set on using a female lawyer and was not open to using a male. I met with him for a consolation and after getting to know him I came to realize that he was caring, trustworthy, intelligent, and able to stand by my family in the ways we needed. When I retained Matthew I was completely naive in my understanding of how difficult my divorce would be. Matthew jumped into action when the divorce started taking a turn for the worse. BECAUSE he is by my side, I have the peace of mind I need to make it through a very difficult time. He has shown the perfect balance of caring about everyone affected by this divorce and fighting for what is best for the kids and I. He has been impressive in court; he is smart, well spoken, and quick on his toes. He has proved that he cares about my children and I by standing up for us in and outside of the court room too many times to count. He has gone above and beyond for us. Matthew has not been afraid to let me know the ways I can do better, especially the ways I need to stand up for myself and have my own back. This has been tremendously important for me and I do not believe another lawyer could have shown up for me in the ways he has. I am so grateful for the peace of mind I have with him by my side.
Read less
Posted by Cassie | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney review
I got the pleasure of working with Matthew Kuehnl for my custody/child support case. He advocated and stood up for my kid and myself both in mediation and attorney to attorney interactions. He was very much a straight shooter but left the ball in my court recognizing I hired him to do the legal part but the final decision was always mine. I never felt blind sided about what the next step was and always felt informed on expectations of the process. He was quick to respond to my concerns/emails and understanding that the entire process was nothing but nerve racking for me. Very personable too. From day one until final orders were filed- he was extremely helpful.
Read less
Posted by Velinda | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Kuehnl was great from start to finish.
Matthew Kuehnl handled a case for me. He is very knowledgeable and he brought my case to a conclusion that I am very, very happy with. He kept me informed, explained clearly all my options and quickly returned my calls. I had a good feeling about him from the beginning.
Posted by Jason | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
The experience of a divorce is certainly not a pleasant one and it was comforting to know my attorney had my back. I worked with Matt Kuehnl, and while he was a somewhat random selection for attorney I enjoyed working with him and his firm throughout the process resulting in a relatively smooth conclusion. The reputation attorneys have is do whatever it takes to keep the meter moving and rack up those fees and I never got that feeling from Matt from my side. Although it was an expensive process the outcome was fair and pretty much as Matt expected it would be and there were no big surprises in the end. I would definitely recommend Matt if you are in a similar situation.
Read less
Posted by John | August 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, ehtical and caring professional
I retained Matt in response to a long history of contention with my sons mom. I didn't know at the time there was such a thing as "abusive use of conflict". Thankfully Matt knew it was and what I was experiencing was exactly that. In the consultation he outlined a spectrum of possible outcomes, depending on the judge and a number of other factors. In the end, the case ended almost exactly where he most likely suspected it would, and thanks to his knowledge and experience I've enjoyed a few months so far of drama free co parenting. Matt is the best. He has excellent integrity, has a caring disposition and has vast knowledge of family law and local rule. I couldn't recommend him enough if in need for a caring genuine attorney!!!
Read less
Posted by Kimberly | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomended
I had the pleasure in having Matt Kuehnl of McKinley Irvin represent me in my family law case for divorce, and child custody. Matt was extremely professional, caring, intensely knowledgeable, and responded to any questions I had promptly. Mr. Kuehnl's courtroom presence was phenomenal, he had an excellent use of diction, and Matt always presented my case with skill and tact. I highly recommend Matt Kuehnl, and I would give more stars if I could!!
Read less
Posted by Jason | June 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional and subject matter expert.
In a matter seconds, my life changed forever. I heard the sudden, unexpected, painful, and dreaded words "You've been served!" New to the area with no family or friends to guide me I had no where to turn for advice. By diligent research and comparison, I came across Matt. This man saved my life. Changed it again for the better. He is a good man and an example of what a true caring and good human we should all be. His bottom line is your happiness and needs. Not his. Not money. In my times of anger and frustration and thoughts of malicious intent, Matt was always there with a calm clear reasonable mind. He always explained every step to me, answered every question, never interrupted me. In no time, I had my child back. In my home. I owe no financial support to the other party. They where suppose to pay me, but I declined. Matt was ok with this. Everything of mine was returned. I kept the house. I even got my dog back. (And yes, it was like a sad country song) If you need a diligent, smart, and cooperative attorney, Matt is the go to guy. He battled another highly rated female attorney who's clients are predominantly female and came out on top everytime. Men, do yourself a favor. Protect what you've worked hard to achieve. Protect it by hiring Matt. His ettiqute, grammar, attitude, and appearance let's you know this is the guy you need. The one who will stand behind you guarding and protecting. Hire Matt. He'll change your life too.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Mano, McKerricher & Paroutaud
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Rule 9 Extern
  • Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Family Law Casa Of King County
  • 2014 - 2014
View all work experience

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Utah
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and well respected in the community."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matthew Kuehnl is an excellent attorney. He conducts himself professionally in the courtroom and is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an extremely hard worker who bends over backwards to be there for his clients. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and an effective advocate for his clients"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
View more endorsements
Ogden Child custody Lawyer Matthew Joseph Kuehnl
Matthew Joseph Kuehnl
Child custody Attorney
Ogden, UT
Licensed for 7 years