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Barry E Clarkson

Estate planning Attorney at Saint George, UT

5.0   7 reviews
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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 9 years
    Utah - UT 25 years
    Nevada - NV 26 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Barry

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Barry E. Clarkson is one of the founding members and the current managing member of the law firm Clarkson & Associates, LLC (formerly Clarkson, Draper & Beckstrom). Barry has trial experience, as well as appellate work, in Utah, Arizona and Nevada. He currently focuses on complex business and real estate transactions in addition to estate planning. He represents developers, architects, engineers, contractors and non-profit organizations.

Barry has had primary responsibility for include the development, sales, construction, management, and leasing of office buildings, hotels, gas stations, malls and retail stores, housing developments of various sizes, golf courses, and medical facilities. In addition, Barry has worked extensively in the areas of the establishment of businesses, structuring, business plans, private and public financing, and business operations and procedures. He has handled the sale and purchase of numerous businesses both locally as well as nationally.

Barry received his Juris Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law, a private law school in San Diego California. While attending California Western School of Law, he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award for Excellence in Contracts, and the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Contracts.

Barry has also received a Master of Arts Degree, in Languages and Literature as well as a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah and is very active in the community, serving in various capacities and on various boards related to local health care, higher education, and charitable organizations which he helped to form. 

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Clarkson & Associates, LLC
162 N 400 E Ste A204
P O Box 1630
Saint George, UT, 84771
Clarkson & Associates, LLC
340 Falcon Ridge Parkway Ste. 700A
P.O. Box 1946
Mesquite, NV, 89024
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Posted by James | January 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Barry Clarkson attorney
Has done a great job for us. He created our family trust, has helped with litigation, advised on two business purchases and several real estate transactions. Very happy with Barry's work!
Posted by Sam | January 11, 2018
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Can you walk on water? Barry Clarkson can!
Mr. Clarkson has been my attorney for many years and will be for many years to come as well. Mr. Clarkson is very knowledgeable in many areas of the law (especially in estate planning, real estate and contracts law) where he personally works very diligently and effectively to resolve any issues. Then, he takes the time to review and make sure you understand what is going on and what options you have. This is what makes Mr. Clarkson truly remarkable since usually, other attorneys fail to do. I would highly recommend Barry Clarkson for all of your legal needs. In my eyes, Barry Clarkson is so amazing that he is perfect where he could probably walk on water.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2015
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Always first rate service and availability
Mr. Clarkson has been very effective in negotiating several items on behalf of our company. His work is always thorough and timely. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Posted by Scott | November 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Business owner
Mr. Clarkson has successfully negotiated many contracts and settlements with me and my companies. He takes a personal interest in each case he works, unlike other attorneys that I have worked with. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Neil | October 13, 2014
Great attorney, highly recommended
We do a significant amount of work with Barry and his firm. He handles real estate, business acquisitions, our entities, and family trusts. We have received good counsel from him in the past and we have a good working relationship.
Posted by The Stewart Family | October 6, 2014
Integrity, Honor, Respect
Barry has worked as our family attorney for the past 15 years, real estate law and estate planning. He is intelligent, professional, compassionate and dedicated. He is fair, honest and earnest to make a win-win for the best interests of his clients.
Posted by Steve | October 3, 2014
An excellent attorney
Mr Clarkson has provided legal services for our Company. His knowledge combined with an eye for the best fiscal resolution sets him apart from his peers.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Clarkson & Associates (formerly Clarkson Draper & Beckstrom
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Allen Atkin & Clarkson
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Allen & Atkin
  • 1997 - 2000


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Utah
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Dixie State College
  • Associates of Arts
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Goodnow V. Sullivan 44 P3d 704
  • Appeal successful: case reversed and remanded


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • Nots and Bolts of LLC Formation, Structure & Disslolutions
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Barry Clarkson is a distinguished legal professional. His work is first rate, and his effort and commitment to his clients is substantial. I would not hesitate to utilize Barry for my own personal needs."
Business Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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