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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    11 years
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    11 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

McKell Christiansen Wise, PLLC

642 Kirby Lane.
Suite 105
Spanish Fork, UT, 84660


AZActive 201507/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Business CoalitionLegislative Business Champion2016
2016 Business ChampionSalt Lake Chamber of Commerce2016
Outstanding Eagle Scout - Lifetime Achievement AwardNational Eagle Scout Association, Boy Scouts of America2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Legislative AllstarDeseret News2014
Legislator of the YearUtah Applied Technology Council2014
Teddy Roosevelt Dedication AwardSportsmen for Fish and Wildlife2013
Legislator of the YearUtah Division of Wildlife Resources2013
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Utah Legal Elite - Rising StarUtah Business Magazine2011
Dr. Carroll Service AwardCommunity Service Awards2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Utah House of RepresentativesState of Utah2013 - Present
AttorneyMcKell Christiansen Wise, PLLC2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Utah Lake CommissionBoard Member2013 - Present
Utah House of RepresentativesRepresentative2013 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2006 - Present
Utah Valley UniversityAdjunct Professor2006 - Present
Kiwanis Club of Spanish ForkMember2005 - Present
Utah State BarMember2005 - Present
Spanish Fork Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2010 - 2012
Central Utah Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ATV AccidentOver $300,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Southern Utah UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UTAH STATE BAR PARALEGAL DIVISION BROWN BAGUnderstanding the Legislative Process and What to Look For in the Upcoming Legislative Session2016
Governor's Honors AcademyPreparation: The Business Plan that Matters2015
Graduation CeremonyGraduation2014
Central Utah Bar AssociationSpecial House Investigative Review - John Swallow2014
Utah Association for Justice Annual ConferenceLegislative Review2013
UAJ Legislative ReviewLegislative Review2013
A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of CourtUnder the Hood of the Legislature2013
A Day on the Hill with Worker's CompensationLegislative Review2013