Michael K. McKell is the founder of McKell Christiansen Wise, PLLC. He grew up in a small community located in Southeastern Utah. Growing up, Michael was fortunate to learn the value for hard work and community dedication from his parents. Following his graduation from high school, he attended Southern Utah University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following his graduation from Southern Utah University, Michael attended the University of Idaho he obtained his law degree.
Mr. McKell was recently elected to the Utah House of Representatives for the State of Utah. As a lay legislature, Mr. McKell still mantains a full caseload in his law practice.
Mr. McKell is an active member of the Utah Association for Justice, American Association for Justice and actively participates in the American Inn of Court. He frequently reviews medical malpractice claims as a chairperson for the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Mr. McKell was recently nominated to the Board of Governors with the Utah Association for Justice.
In addition to the practice of law, Mr. McKell is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University where he teaches in the communications department. He is also a licensed title and escrow officer affiliated with Investors Title Insurance Agency.
Mr. McKell is a member of the Spanish Fork Kiwanis Club and served as past President of the Payson Kiwanis Club. Mr. McKell is also an active member of the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. McKell and his wife, Brandi, have four children, Landon, Madison, Dallan, and Kandalyn. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor recreation especially fishing!
Languages spoken: Portuguese
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Utah Business Coalition||Legislative Business Champion||2016|
|2016 Business Champion||Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce||2016|
|Outstanding Eagle Scout - Lifetime Achievement Award||National Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America||2015|
|Legislative Allstar||Deseret News||2014|
|Legislator of the Year||Utah Applied Technology Council||2014|
|Teddy Roosevelt Dedication Award||Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife||2013|
|Legislator of the Year||Utah Division of Wildlife Resources||2013|
|Utah Legal Elite||Utah Business Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Utah Legal Elite - Rising Star||Utah Business Magazine||2011|
|Dr. Carroll Service Award||Community Service Awards||2011|
|Utah House of Representatives||State of Utah||2013 - Present|
|Attorney||McKell Christiansen Wise, PLLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Utah Lake Commission||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Utah House of Representatives||Representative||2013 - Present|
|Utah Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2010 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2006 - Present|
|Utah Valley University||Adjunct Professor||2006 - Present|
|Kiwanis Club of Spanish Fork||Member||2005 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2010 - 2012|
|Central Utah Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2008|
|Daily Herald||Where's the faith in Utah County Republicans?||2016|
|Salt Lake Tribune||Commissioner deserves credit for solving meat-inspection problem, not blame||2015|
|Deseret News||My view: EPA's impossible ozone standard needs touch of reality||2015|
|Salt Lake Tribune||Op-ed: White-collar crime registry gives Utahns powerful tool to fight fraud||2015|
|Provo Daily Herald||YOUR ELECTED LEADERS: EPA driven by ideology, not common sense||2015|
|Harvard Latino Law Review||•The Changing Face of Justice: A Survey of Recent Cases Involving Courtroom Interpretation||2003|
|University of Idaho College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Southern Utah University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|UTAH STATE BAR PARALEGAL DIVISION BROWN BAG||Understanding the Legislative Process and What to Look For in the Upcoming Legislative Session||2016|
|Governor's Honors Academy||Preparation: The Business Plan that Matters||2015|
|Central Utah Bar Association||Special House Investigative Review - John Swallow||2014|
|Utah Association for Justice Annual Conference||Legislative Review||2013|
|UAJ Legislative Review||Legislative Review||2013|
|A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court||Under the Hood of the Legislature||2013|
|A Day on the Hill with Worker's Compensation||Legislative Review||2013|