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Daniel W McKay

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spanish Fork, UT

4.8   59 reviews

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I received my undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science from Boise State University, and graduated with Distinguished Honors. I attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, and graduated with Juris Doctorate in 2000. I was admitted to the Utah State and Federal Bar in 2000, to the Idaho State and Federal Bar in 2001, and most recently to the Nevada State and Federal Bar in 2005. I am a member of the Utah Trial Lawyers’ Association. I received an AV Rating with Martindale Hubble in 2011. I am currently serving on the MCLE Board.

I have been practicing as an attorney for nearly fourteen years, primarily in Salt Lake and Utah County. My areas of practice are civil litigation and family law, with emphasis in real estate, securities and commercial contracts, personal injury, estate planning, as well as divorce and custody cases.

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Licensed for 22 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/08/2022
State NV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/10/2022
State ID
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/20/2022

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Daniel W. McKay & Associates, PLLC
Canyon Creek Professional Plaza
952 North 200 East
Spanish Fork, UT, 84660-1734
Daniel W. McKay & Associates
8813 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT, 84088
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4.8 / 5.0
  59 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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Review for Dan
Dan was an amazing lawyer for me. He quickly handled my divorce in a very timely manner. The process was simple, I barely had to worry about doing anything. The case was resolved very fast and the outcome was as expected. I highly recommend Dan to anyone going through a divorce or any family matters that require a Lawyer. He’s the best of the best.
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Posted by Corinne | July 31, 2020
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Excellent
I was in the middle of a lengthy divorce when my first lawyer quit and left me without any recommendations for a new lawyer. I found Daniel online and he had a lot of positive reviews. He took on my case immediately and had my divorce finalized in no time. He was incredible to work with. Very intelligent, kind, and understanding. He isn't afraid to jump in and fight for you and what you deserve. One reviewer called him a bulldog, and I completely agree!!
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Posted by Pam | May 17, 2020
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Someone who cares
I would recommend Daniel W. McKay for any legal matters. Him and his staff were professional and quick to respond to our needs. He was truly interested in our best interest instead of reaching a quick and easy settlement.
Posted by Kimberlee | March 25, 2020
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Excellent
Dan and Andy were great! We went to them to help us out with a personal injury lawsuit and they went above and beyond. They made us feel confident in the process and in our outcome. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a friendly and satisfying experience!
Posted by Rob | February 10, 2020
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Epic legal team!
Known Dan for over 30 years. His attention to detail, and legal knowledge are second to none. Honest, loyal to a fault, and is always on point. If your in need of legal help id highly recommend. Thanks guys and gals.
Posted by Dave | February 5, 2020
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Highly recommend!!
Dan represented me in a petition to modify my divorce decree. He was amazing!! Guys usually get screwed in Utah but he was forthcoming on what I could realistically expect as far as things the courts will consider, and was able to negotiate everything I asked for. I highly recommend him and his practice.
Posted by Danielle | January 8, 2020
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Great lawyer
I would recommend Daniel McKay to my family and friends! My divorce went very quick and easy. They were super quick and easy to work with! Super nice!
Posted by Christy | October 18, 2019
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Family Law
I’m grateful to have had Dan McKay as my attorney; not only did he fight arduously, but was honest and fair. Dan was extremely communicative and always responded in a timely manner. Everyone in his office also conducted themselves professionally and assisted in making me feel at ease during a very stressful time. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone look.
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Response from Daniel McKay October 28, 2019
We always strive to make legal matters as easy as we possibly can for our clients. It is good to hear that you were happy with our communication and assistance. Thank you recommending us!
Posted by Natalie | July 2, 2019
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Quick and easy to work with!
My experience with Daniel W. McKay and Associates was excellent. They were professional, fair and incredibly easy to work with. They finished my case quickly and efficiently and they kept me updated every step of the way. The staff was always happy to help whenever I had questions. I would highly recommend. Thank you!
Posted by David | May 24, 2019
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Best Lawyer Ever
Dan and his staff have always gone out of his way to treat me like family. With any questions he has always been there. He truly is concerned for his clients. He meets and surpasses any and all expectations.
Posted by Steve | April 28, 2019
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Highly Recommend!
I met with Dan under extenuating circumstances requiring prompt legal action. Within 24 hours his office worked very quickly and efficiently to provide me with the legal support I needed. I knew I could trust him to handle my divorce from that point on. Throughout the next several months, until my divorce was finalized, I felt a reassuring sense of transparency. I was frequently updated with the status of my case, and I knew that Dan's legal counsel was always provided with my best interest in mind, and with the goal of seeking the fastest resolution of my divorce. Dan and everyone in his office were fantastic to work with, and I really felt like they cared. I would very highly recommend him and his office to anyone seeking legal services!
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Response from Daniel McKay May 8, 2019
Thank you for trusting our firm to help you in your case. We enjoyed working with you as well and really appreciate your recommendation.
Posted by Brian | March 20, 2019
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Awesome!
Working with Daniel and his team was great, He pushed me in all the right directions and his staff provided me everything I needed in a timely fashion. I feel they are reasonably priced after shopping around. Daniel comes with great knowledge and experience to not string you along but get you to where you want fast!
Response from Daniel McKay March 27, 2019
Knowledge and experience count for a lot when working toward a resolution for a client. We wish you the best moving forward.
Posted by Shelli | February 18, 2019
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Excellent attorney
I hired Dan McKay to help me with an issue at a very emotional time in my life, shortly after I lost my husband. He was very kind and understanding. He took control and made sure I had nothing to worry about. He was very knowledgeable and helped me to understand the legal process and all of my options. He made sure I knew everything, every step of the way. He always looked out for my best interests! His staff was always willing to help and was also very kind. I couldn't be more pleased and would highly recommend Dan McKay!! He resolved my matter quickly and I couldn't have asked for any better outcome!
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Response from Daniel McKay February 20, 2019
We are so happy to have been able to help. We were honored to have a small part in easing some worry in what has surely been a difficult time for you. Wishing you all the best moving forward.
Posted by Richard Valencia | January 30, 2019
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Divorce Case
you can tell this Attorney is honest, professional and with lots of integrity.. Attorney is up front and won’t take your money if you don’t have a case. I would extremely recommend to my friends and family.
Response from Daniel McKay January 31, 2019
Such kind words! We are extremely grateful for the recommendation.
Posted by Lars | January 21, 2019
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Family Trust
The whole staff at McKay and Associates was very helpful, patient, and professional in setting up a family trust for us. We’ll definitely be working with them again in the future.
Response from Daniel McKay January 25, 2019
It was a pleasure working with you as well. We would love to be help should you ever need us again.
Posted by Don | December 27, 2018
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Great experience with Daniel W. McKay and associates
Daniel McKay and his entire staff from the receptionists to his associate attorneys were extremely professional, courteous, and knowledgeable in all aspects of the work they did for me. I was very impressed how every single person in their office, knows their job well, can adapt quickly to changing circumstances and is very effective and efficient at getting results in a timely manner. During my divorce, I found myself unexpectedly being pressured by the opposing attorney to meet a deadline I didn't feel that I had enough time to prepare for. On the advice of a friend I contacted Daniel McKay's office and after an initial consultation, I retained Daniel as my attorney. He and his staff quickly and decisively sorted out the situation, and redirected the course of events so that my rights and property were protected. It was a great relief during a difficult time. They are very good at what they do, and to top it all off, the entire staff are very personable, and genuine. It was much appreciated during a stressful time.
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Response from Daniel McKay December 28, 2018
Thank you. We have worked hard to put together a team that works well together to give each client peace of mind and a knowledge that we have your best interests at heart. It was a pleasure getting to know you and to be of help in a stressful situation
Posted by Lezlie | December 17, 2018
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Estate Planning
If you’re looking for Estate Planning, Daniel W. McKay & Associates is the place to go. From the beginning they were helpful, and quick to answer any questions we had. Daniel’s team is very detailed and professional, and always there to guide you through the process. I really liked that we could have phone call conferences with Daniel instead of having to go to the office. Closing was a breeze. I highly recommend Daniel W. McKay & Associates. Matt & Lezlie Nelson
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Response from Daniel McKay December 18, 2018
Our goal is to make our clients feel like they are informed and well taken care of while taking the task at hand very seriously. We really appreciate the recommendation and were more than happy to be of service.
Posted by Karen | December 13, 2018
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Thorough Reasoned Competent
I retained Dan to pursue enforcement of a child support order. Everything went exactly how he said it would. He is great at explaining when something is worth fighting for and when you should move on. He has become a great friend. Thanks Dan
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
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Mrs Matherne
The office helped us with setting up our trust and power of attorney. They did so in an efficient and courteous manner.
Response from Daniel McKay December 10, 2018
We are very happy to hear that this was a great experience for you. We do our best to meet the needs of each client and are happy to make accommodations when needed and we are able to.
Posted by Donna | November 28, 2018
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Great Resolution
I needed help with my mother's estate. I was referred to Daniel McKay. After speaking with them, he and his staff were able to resolve the entire issue quickly to my satisfaction. The entire staff are easy to work with and very professional. I highly recommend this law firm.
Response from Daniel McKay November 29, 2018
Hello Donna. We were so happy to be of help and that the situation was resolved so quickly for you. We appreciated your kind words. Happy Holidays!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Daniel W. McKay & Associates, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Heideman, McKay & Heugly, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • Heideman McKay Heugly & Olsen, LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Ascione Heideman & McKay
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Clark & McKay, LLC
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Boise State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Martinique Mining Corporation, Inc. et al. v. Henry Mountain Mining & Exploration Company, LLC
  • Arbitration award to clients of $10,500,000

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, MCLE Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated - Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • The Sixth Annual Domestic Relations CLE
  • Setting Your Case Up for the Win: Effective Writing
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan was a mentor of mine in my first years of practice, and I appreciate his guidance, wisdom, and ability to make complex legal issues simple. I am pleased to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Dan for several years and have had the pleasure of being on the other side of cases with him. He is a true professional who advocates for his clients to get the best possible result from what are often difficult situations that arise in family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Mr. Daniel W. McKay for several years in his law practice. Based on my work experience and practice with Mr. McKay he has always exhibited the highest levels of ethical standards and impeccable familiarity with the laws governing his practice areas. Mr. McKay is an avid advocate for his clients and has always personified a professional demeanor and candor to both the courts and his clients. Mr. McKay’s legal experience in his practice areas, his analytical capacity and capabilities, and his ability to highlight salient factors in his practice, have driven favorable outcomes for his clients in many cases."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Dan for several years and have worked with him on a number of cases. I have always been impressed by his professionalism, his attention to detail, and his demeanor. He is an experienced and competent litigator, whom I wholeheartedly endorse."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a local attorney in the surrounding area of which Dan serves. As a young attorney in the area Dan has been a great resource to reach out to for guidance and direction. Dan has offered me some sound advice as to getting started. As I have spoke to other attorneys in the area it is the consensus that Dan is an upstanding Attorney who puts pride in his work and is known in the community as an Attorney who honors ethics."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Dan for over 13 years and in that time have always respected him and his work. Dan maintains the highest ethics and professionalism. I have nothing but the highest regard for Dan and his work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a zealous advocate who is knowledgeable and professional."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Dan as an experienced family law attorney in the community. He is articulate, well prepared, and personable. He fights hard for his clients while maintaining a professional relationship with other attorneys . He is always prepared in court and is well spoken."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is well versed in the complex details of family law practice and litigation. Dan is an excellent professional and wonderful advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Daniel W. McKay is an excellent attorney. He has years of experience and knowledge regarding civil litigation and family law."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an incredibly experienced attorney in the area of family law. He is also a great human being who genuinely cares about others. I routinely refer clients to Dan because I trust his ability to represent them in a professional manner."
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