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Thomas J Bayles

Estate planning Attorney at Saint George, UT

5.0   3 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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Practice areas
ESTATE PLANNING-- A COMPETENT ATTORNEY IS ESSENTIAL. YOUR PLANNING IS MY PRIORITY.

Mr. Bayles regularly counsels clients concerning estate taxes, income taxes, business planning, estate planning and real estate transactions. He takes the time to understand each client’s goals and concerns, and then structures planning opportunities or business and real estate transactions to accomplish the client’s goals. Mr. Bayles is detail oriented and works to minimize risks to his clients. He is actively involved in the community in a wide range of activities some of which include supporting a legal services program at the Senior Center in St. George, and serving as a Board Member of both the St. George Exchange Club and the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council.

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, JD and Tax Proficiency Certificate (1997)
  • Washburn University School of Business, MBA (1994)
  • Weber State University, B.A. (Business and Economics 1993)
  • Dixie State College, A.A. (1990)

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Elder Law Section
  • Southern Utah Bar Association (President 2002)
  • American Bar Association
  • Law Practice Management Section
  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Board Member of the Southern UtahEstate PlanningCouncil (President 2003 and 2012)

Honors, Achievements and Community

  • Board Member of Exchange Club of St. George (President 2011-2012)
  • Board Member of Exchange Club of St. George Foundation (2012-2013)
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Utah Legal Elite – Estate Planning (2004)

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

ProvenLaw, PLLC
216 W Saint George Blvd Ste 200
Saint George, UT, 84770-1316

Reviews

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Posted by Bryan | August 6, 2015
First Stop
JensenBayles is always my first stop when a legal issue arises for myself, my clients, or my family and friends. The care they take to make sure that my individual needs are met and that I understand my choices and the consequences of those choices helps me feel confident that I am making the right decisions for myself and my family. I will not only continue to rely on their expertise, but I will happily refer others to them, as well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2015
Ethical and Detail Oriented
Working with this attorney has been a breath of fresh air. He is focused on quality and will go above and beyond expectations to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. Great quality and value.
Posted by Julie | August 6, 2015
Peace of Mind
"JensenBayles helped us with our estate planning. Their attorney took the time to learn what our planning goals are and then explained solutions in a way that made sense to us. We value the peace of mind that we obtained by completing our planning."

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • ProvenLaw, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Owner
  • JensenBayles, LLP
  • 2003 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Snow Jensen & Reece
  • 1998 - 2003

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Washburn University School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1994
  • Weber State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Dixie State College
  • A.A.
  • 1990
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Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Estate Planning Section
  • 2005 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Utah State Bar Spring Convention
  • Past Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Exchange Club of St. George Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Exchange Club of St. George Foundation
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • Director
  • 2010 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Washington County School District Foundation Board
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • President-Elect
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Southern Utah Estate Planning Council
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Southern Utah - Estate Law
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best of Southern Utah - Estate Law
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 1% of American Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Utah's Legal Elite
  • The State's Top Lawyers As Voted By Their Peers
  • 2014
  • Utah's Legal Elite
  • Estate Planning
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Award in Economics
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • 1992
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Free Seminar
  • Estate Planning Topics
  • 2016
  • Free Seminar
  • Estate Planning Topics
  • 2015
  • Free Seminar
  • Estate Planning Pros and Cons
  • 2013
  • Conference
  • Remarriage and Second Marriage - Estate Planning Considerations
  • 2012
  • Spring Convention
  • Powers of Attorney
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (19)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tom is my mentor and boss. I wish every client could see behind the scenes with Tom. They would see how he is fiercely ethical, empathetic, and excellent in all he does. He provides stellar legal advice through his experience and education--especially in complicated tax issues. Clients are lucky to have him represent them."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas Bayles is the attorney you should recommend to all clients, friends and family members seeking advice in estate planning. Wonderful attorney with the expertise necessary for his field."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is professional, honest and very well versed in estate planning and related areas of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tom is an exceptional attorney who pays attention to detail and is well versed in estate planning, trusts, wills, probate, guardian/conservatorships, and trust administration."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Tom at a personal and professional level. I have no reserve in knowing that any referrals I pass to Tom will be well taken care of. He can see the issues in a matter better as well as any other attorney I know. He has given me valuable advice several times and is a tier one attorney here in St. George. You can be confident in his work and his representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Professionalism and integrity are essential in serving his clients"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He treats his clients with respect and focuses on understanding the client’s goals and concerns and then structures solutions for the client. Tom is an amazing attorney with an outstanding record of ethical and quality work."
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Saint George Estate planning Lawyer Thomas J Bayles
Thomas J Bayles
Estate planning Attorney
Saint George, UT
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available