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Gavin S West

Estate planning Attorney at Farmington, UT

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 5 years
    Washington - WA 14 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Gavin

Learn Gavin’s areas of practice.

A large part of my practice focuses on helping families to preserve, manage and transfer their assets and wealth from one generation to the next. My typical workday includes projects related to wills and trusts, other areas of estate planning and probate, business planning and working with our firm’s other attorneys on litigation and dispute resolution cases.


Gavin S West
140 N. Union Ave.
Ste. 220
Farmington, UT, 98105-4762


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Posted by Molly | May 11, 2015
Endowment Documents
Gavin did excellent and timely work creating 2 documents necessary for the creation of an endowment for an out of state nonprofit corporation. I would definitely seek his services again.
Posted by Dan | May 8, 2015
Thoughtful, Helpful, Thorough and Efficient
Gavin has been advising me on my relatively minimal "estate plan" (if you can call it that) for a few years. First off, he hasn't nickeled and dimed me. He's answered a lot of questions without sending me a bill for 6 minutes here or 12 minutes there. I've really appreciated that. He also understands the notion of "full service." I can call on Gavin for or ask Gavin any number of questions and he's always willing to take the time to talk through issues with me and to explain things I have questions about or don't understand. Finally, Gavin is knowledgeable. He knows a great deal but he's also willing to do what it takes to learn what he doesn't know - and learn it thoroughly. You are in excellent hands with Gavin and I'd recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Keri | April 3, 2015
Lawyer Recommendation
Gavin was great to work with. He took me through the process, not knowing anything going in to it. He was very informative and took his time to explain things when I didn't understand. My situation was somewhat unique and unusual and he did a great deal of research for me before finalizing anything. He made sure all bases were covered. I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal help in this arena.
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Posted by Howard | April 3, 2015
Gavin West Review
Gavin did an excellent job advising my wife and I with estate planning, and preparing all the documents we needed. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of help in this area.
Posted by Michael | March 31, 2015
A thorough, insightful legal advisor
I consulted with Gavin West for advice on business type determination, including a general understanding of tax implications. I found his input complete, thorough, well researched and indicative of someone who was listening to my requirements. Even after our engagement was complete, he followed up with more information that was useful to me. I would definitely use Gavin again
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Posted by HuiquanChen | March 3, 2015
Best Lawyer!
Gavin was my divorce lawyer. This was a difficult time for me so I do not like to go into any details, but Gavin was the BEST! Gavin did everything within his power to try and help me out. He understood the terrible situation that I was in and try everything to both help win the case and try and to keep they price at the minimum which meant a lot more work on his end. I am very thankful for him and all that he had done for me and very lucky that he was the lawyer that I found. Thank you Gavin!
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Posted by DavidHu | March 3, 2015
Awesome Lawyer
I hired Gavin to write up a quit claim deed for me. I have just had a divorce and in the divorce we forgot to deal with the house situation. I was so stressed because my ex had already left the country too. So I had to contact her. Fortunately she did not care and do not want the house so I thought a quit claim deed would be the best way to go. When working on this Gavin took care of me as if I was family. He would ask how I would like to go about doing this and tell me what options I had. There were a lot of stuff that I did not know about this subject and I was worried about the future outcomes of them if I made a certain decision. Gavin was very informative. Gavin responds quickly to my questions via email/phone-calls. Anyways long story short with Gavin helping me on my case every decision I had I made with confidence because everything was spelled out for me and I trust Gavin's advises. Gavin is an Awesome Lawyer!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 215-270 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Managing Attorney
  • G. West Law Firm, PS
  • 2010 - Present


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Master of Laws
  • 2010
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Weber State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2006


  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • JRC Legal Clinic 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • CLE: The Legal Settlement- Issues & Options
  • Taxation of Settlements & Judgments
  • 2012
  • JRC Legal Clinic 2011
  • Elder Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the opportunity to work with Gavin for several years on business and estate planning matters. He's thorough, he cares about his client matters, and he puts the time and effort necessary into achieving good results for clients. And to round that out, he's a great person."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gavin is an extremely thorough attorney. He's easy to talk to, patient, and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him in his area of expertise."
Business Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sometimes a single answer is all it takes: totally accurate, no-nonsense, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that any client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. West is a very competent and professional attorney. I would be very comfortable referring him any clients that need services outside of my area of practice."
General practice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gavin is a very smart and meticulous attorney. You can be sure that when he represents you he will be prepared for anything."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I hired Gavin to do some of my estate planning and tax work. He has been diligent helpful, reasonable and thoughtful. I would recommend (and have recommended) him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gavin is an excellent estate planner. He has excellent credentials and is very knowledgeable in all areas of tax and planning for individuals and families. Gavin is very professional and has a great ability to explain complex concepts in plain English. I would highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have seen Gavin's work on a number of cases. He is meticulous, thorough, and is a resource to clients and fellow attorneys."
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Farmington Estate planning Lawyer Gavin S West
Gavin S West
Estate planning Attorney
Farmington, UT
Licensed for 14 years