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Rick C. Mellen

Litigation Attorney at Saint George, UT

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Richard Mellen

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Rick

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I have been a practicing attorney in the Southern Utah area since 2003.  I have handled contested divorce matters ranging from few assets to multimillion dollar marital estates. My practice has also focused on representing clients in commercial litigation and probate matters.  I strive to provide my clients with a high level of competent and diligent representation.  


Thompson, Randall & Mellen, PC
187 N 100 W
Saint George, UT, 84770-2803

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Posted by Sarah | May 27, 2018
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Best attorney by far!
I hired Rick C. Mellen to fix my custody and parent time schedule I had ended up with that had many problems affecting all concerned. Rick C. Mellen restored my faith in attorneys and accomplished a very impressive repair job on my custody plan and parent time schedule far beyond what I thought possible. He left nothing to chance, missed no opportunity to succeed in accomplishing the best possible outcome for my children and I. If only I had known about and hired Rick C. Mellen in 2007 at the start of my divorce and ensuing complicated, long drawn out custody battle. It would have made the biggest difference, in a mutually beneficial way to all parties concerned. It would have saved me so very much time, money, and heartache over all those years when I unfortunately did not have Rick C. Mellen's valuable services. I highly recommend Rick C. Mellen to anyone who needs the attorney services he specializes in. Because of my consistently good experiences with him these past few years, I hold him in high regard and respect, as a person and as an attorney. He is an excellent attorney in all the ways an attorney should be: professional, well prepared, thorough, and efficient, to name a few. And last, but not least, he has exceptionally high character qualities of honesty, integrity, and trust worthiness, all of which have left me a very satisfied client.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2018
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I can't thank Rick enough for the kind and professional manner in which he handled my divorce. He was available, thoughtful and very helpful when discussing my alternatives and what approaches I should consider in moving forward. His honesty and integrity were evident from the beginning and he was very easy to work with as was his wonderful staff. I certainly would use him again for any legal questions i might have. Respectfully, Richard
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Posted by Ben | August 5, 2016
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Rick is the consummate attorney. He communicates very well and, most importantly, he listens intently to his client's concerns and works together to devise a plan of action to resolve matters in a timely manner. I was able to resolve my divorce in record time with Rick as we spent an entire day hashing out the hard points and developing a timeline to achieve concrete results. I highly recommend Rick Mellen to anyone who is looking for a no-nonsense, competent and concerned attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2016
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Rick is seriously an angel sent straight from God to me. If I had not had him and his law experience my divorce would have been an even bigger nightmare than it was. He went above and beyond the call of duty. During the divorce process some crap hit the fan right at Christmas time he was amazing and even gave me his cell phone number and we talked on Christmas Eve. He was amazing and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!!!!!!!! His secretary Trish Beach is an angel and goes above and beyond the call of duty to make you have the greatest experience possible. She is amazing and truly cares about other people. I LOVED working with her, she is just the most amazing person I've ever met.
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Posted by Phil | July 29, 2016
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Outstanding attorney
I'm so grateful for Richard Mellen. I hired him as my attorney 5 years on a ongoing custody battle with my ex wife. I've never met someone so thorough In there line of work. He actually cares about me as a person and goes above and beyond to help me with my extremely difficult situation. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be able to spend as much time as I do now with my daughter because of my ex wife thinking I shouldn't be in my daughters life. But he went above and beyond to get me what I deserve, to be able to spend time with my daughter. I know he is always there when I need him. I couldn't find an attorney like Rick this is why I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Britney | July 28, 2016
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The best around
I have sought Rick's legal expertise several times and I've been pleased with the outcome every time. He knows what he's doing, he's trustworthy, and the best part is that he cares about his clients. If I ever have a need for legal advice or representation of any kind, I know who to call.
Posted by Trish | July 28, 2016
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Rick handled my case amazingly!
Hiring an attorney for any type of legal issue is incredibly stressful and even more so when it involves family. Rick balanced straightforward answers with understanding and compassion for my specific legal situation. I was comfortable asking as many questions as needed and felt like he was well prepared and confident to represent me at my Court hearings. I was more than pleased with the Court's ruling and would not hesitate to retain Rick again if needed.
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Posted by Jeni | July 28, 2016
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Best Lawyer
I hired Rick to be my attorney a couple months ago. I already had an attorney before i switched to him but i kept asking him questions and he was always honest and upfront and always got back to me in a timely manner; so i switched to him. He has always answered every question or concern i have ever had with honesty and patients. And in my case, patients is a virtue. I am so glad i switched to him, he has worked for everything that i have asked for and then some. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thompson, Randall & Mellen
  • 2007 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Utah
  • Double Bachlor
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • J.K.C. v. K.A.A., 337 P.3d 1069 (Utah Ct. App. 2014)
  • Thompson v. Thompson, 208 P.3d 539 (Utah Ct. App. 2009)
  • Pugh v. Dozzo-Hughes, 112 P.3d 1247 (Utah Ct. App. 2005)


  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Rick
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rick is a great attorney. I have worked against him as opposing counsel on a few cases and I have been impressed with his dedication to his craft. Rick is well respected by his peers and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation for family matters in Southern Utah."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Mellen is an excellent attorney. When I have a conflict of interest in a family law or civil litigation case, I refer clients to him. He is reasonable, knowledgeable and competent to deal with the complicated and emotional issues family law attorneys face. He zealously represents his clients. He is a fierce litigator. He has demonstrated an ability to find simple and beneficial solutions to complex problems. I consider him a credit to our profession and an asset to his clients. I can endorse Mr. Mellen without any hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a thoughtful and careful lawyer who methodically pursues the best interest of his clients. He is easy to engage with and is always willing to explore options. It was a pleasure to work against him. The "adversarial" process was collaborative, productive, and created excellent results for our clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Rick for almost 13 years. Additionally, I have practiced law with him for those 13 years and if there was any attorney I wanted to represent me, if needed, in any litigation it would be Rick. He is truly one of the great lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse Rick Mellen. I have referred many people to him for domestic issues, as I don't practice in that area. I have heard nothing but praise and appreciation for his thoughtfulness, legal acumen, pragmatism, knowledge, and effectiveness. Thanks for taking such great care of my clients, Rick!"
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Saint George Litigation Lawyer Rick C. Mellen
Rick C. Mellen
Litigation Attorney
Saint George, UT
Licensed for 20 years