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James P. McGarvey

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Law Office of James P. McGarvey
2828 W. 4700 S.
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Suite C
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Salt Lake City, UT 84129

Areas of Practice
Family Law, Family Law - Child Custody & Support, Family Law - Divorce Litigation, Family Law - Paternity & Legitimation, Family Law - Visitation
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2828 West 4700 South, West Valley City, UT, USA
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Law Office of James P. McGarvey​: Loyal, Aggressive, Professional

The Law Office of James P. McGarvey strives to provide personal attention and responsive service to its clients. Mr. McGarvey offers a unique form of representation that includes meticulous personal attention to every client’s case, needs, and future. He is committed to supplying clients with outstanding legal representation while directing them through life-altering and complicated family law, criminal law, estate planning, and personal injury matters. Mr. McGarvey keeps his clients well informed on all facets of their case and is devoted to returning clients’ calls and e-mails personally and promptly.

Mr. McGarvey received his B.S. in Political Science and an Honor’s Program Certificate in Preparation for Legal Study from the University of Utah. He then received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. McGarvey worked at the Utah Army National Guard for over eight years, developing robust discipline that is so significant for success in family and criminal law practice. During law school, Mr. McGarvey co-founded the Family Law Student Society and served on its board for three years. He also represented Creighton Law at the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition, earned a litigation concentration, completed a criminal law and procedure concentration, and successfully completed the requirements set forth by the Supreme Court of Nebraska to mediate. Subsequent to law school, he served as a board member of Lawyers Helping Lawyers.

Mr. McGarvey is fortunate to have been mentored by multiple outstanding legal minds, including, but not limited to:

Stuart Dornan, former FBI Agent who is also the former District Attorney of Douglas County and is now a criminal defense attorney;

Greg J. O’Meara, S.J., former prosecutor, prosecuted Jeffry Dahmer and subsequently worked as a criminal defense attorney;

David R. Stickman, the current Federal Defender for the District of Nebraska; and

The Honorable Judge Sharon McCully, former President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, served on the bench for over 27 years, and currently teaches at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney School of Law.

Family Law

As a family law attorney with first-hand experience in divorce, Mr. McGarvey appreciates how divorce and custody cases may become an emotional roller-coaster that tests the strongest of us. He empathizes with his clients and works tirelessly to shield their rights through the divorce and custody process.

Committed to directing clients through challenging family law matters, Mr. McGarvey’s professional history includes working at Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. While there, he assisted clients in family law matters such as divorce, custody, parentage, visitation, support, property distribution, and successfully litigated a custody trial. Mr. McGarvey subsequently assisted clients with family law issues at the Milton Abrahams Legal Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska where he guided clients through issues surrounding divorce, custody, wills, trusts, probate, protective orders, domestic violence, guardianship, parentage actions, name changes, visitation, support, property distribution, and appellate advocacy. While at the clinic, Mr. McGarvey researched family law for the former President of the Family Law section of the Nebraska Bar, Kathleen M. Schmidt. Prior to founding the Law Office of James P. McGarvey, he worked as an associate family law attorney for Intermountain Legal, P.C. where he guided clients through divorce, custody, parent time, visitation, support, protective orders, property distribution, parentage, enforcement of decrees, order to show cause, settlement negotiation, and modification of decrees.

Criminal Law

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. McGarvey understands how fear of the unknown weighs heavily on those charged with criminal offenses. He believes that everyone deserves a second chance, cares about his clients and their families, and works tirelessly to shield their rights. As a great negotiator, Mr. McGarvey negotiates on his clients’ behalf to ensure they receive the best deal available, whether that means going to trial or otherwise resolving a case.

Personal Injury

As a personal injury attorney with a strong negotiation background, Mr. McGarvey works tirelessly to ensure that clients receive the settlements they deserve from the insurance company.

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Law Office of James P. McGarvey

2828 W 4700 S ste c, Salt Lake City, UT 84129, USA

(801) 784-8654

4.8 out of 5 stars

Tara Pennington

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I would recommend Mr. McGarvey to anyone who needs a voice for anything pertaining to family law. He is knowledgeable, he is dependable and responsive. He took charge in my case and eased my concerns and handled issues that otherwise would have paralyzed me with anxiety. He was the person I needed...

Brian Nez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

James gave me some great advice and counsel while I was going through my divorce. He is great person as well as a great friend. I have known James and his family since high-school.

Eric Hugie

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

James really helped me during the worst time of my life. He was able to win me sole custody on a case where i was told that i would be lucky if i even received 50/50 custody. Thank you james for helping keep my daughter. I really appreciate the fact that i am able to see my daughter everyday.

Kelly Hollin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

James was understanding, comforting, and fast acting. He quickly beat a false protective order, immediately got me more time with andmy kids, and put my divorce on cruise control. He was able to bring my kids home, and put our family at ease through the entire process. All of our lives are better...

That Hispanic Boy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

Great costumer service l, I was a costumer and a friend while working with him. He helped me in every way possible and gave me great advice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!