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David C. Blum

David Blum graduated in 1997 from the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah, where he had the distinction of serving as a Senior Staff member of the Utah Law Review. Mr. Blum has the dedication and determination necessary to help his clients achieve favorable outcomes in complex legal fights. But after nearly two decades as an attorney, Mr. Blum has the experience needed to help his clients work toward effective and efficient legal solutions designed to achieve their goals without unnecessary expense and delay.

Mr. Blum has successfully assisted clients in a variety of family law matters, including adoptions, divorce, guardianships, child support, child custody, alimony, and more. Because of his extensive experience in family law, Mr. Blum has important insights on estate planning issues that can arise in various individual and family circumstances. He can work with his clients to create personalized estate plans tailored to meet their unique needs. Mr. Blum's practice also includes personal injury and accident work, where he works hard to ensure that his clients' rights are protected, and that they are appropriately compensated for injuries and damages that they have suffered.

Academic Background

Juris Doctor
University of Utah, S.J Quinney College of Law

Academic Honors

  • Utah Law Review: Senior Staff

Professional Affiliations and Bar Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • Washington, D.C. Bar (inactive)
  • Family Law Section, Utah Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Utah

Stephen W. Howard

Utah attorney Stephen W. Howard graduated cum laude from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law. His academic honors include membership in the National Order of Barristers, and receipt of the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. Trusted and recognized for his knowledge, skill, and attention to detail, Stephen Howard has assisted clients a trial lawyer, advocate, negotiator, and legal counselor since 1999.

Stephen Howard Salt Lake AttorneyMr. Howard began his legal career working with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association ("LDA"). During more than a decade at LDA, Mr. Howard acquired more real courtroom experience than many attorneys will see during an entire career.

While employed at LDA, Mr. Howard worked in the appellate division, as a trial attorney, and eventually as part of the capital defense team. His successes include appeals, trials, motion practice and more. His hard work and dedication have contributed to successful outcomes for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom.

In the years since entering private practice, Mr. Howard has also enjoyed the opportunity to help provide peace of mind to individuals and families, by helping them to create wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools. He also works with clients in the the field of family law, assisting them in adoptions, guardianships, and more.

Academic Background

Juris Doctor, cum laude
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

Academic Honors
  • Awarded American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Named to National Order of Barristers
  • National Moot Court Competition in New York City

Professional Affiliations and Bar Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Board of Directors, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals (former member)
  • Statewide DORA Oversight Committee (former member)

Andrew McAdams

Andrew McAdams is a Utah native with a national resume. His prior legal experience includes time spent as a law school professor in North Carolina as well as work as a felony prosecutor in one of the largest state prosecutor's offices in the nation. Before joining the Canyons Law Group, Mr. McAdams also worked for the Cache County Attorney's office as a felony prosecutor and drug court prosecutor.

McAdams - Lawyer in Utah - Salt Lake and Davis CountiesAs a law professor, Mr. McAdams had the distinction of presenting at the Conference of the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Professors at the Suffolk School of Law in Boston. As a prosecutor, he was responsible for pursuing criminal charges ranging from complex white-collar crime to murder. As an attorney in private practice, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his work in representing his clients.

Academic Background

Juris Doctor
Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

Bachelor of Science - Business Management
University of Utah

Academic Honors

  • President's Award
  • Dean's List
  • National Moot Court Team

Professional Affiliations and Bar Admissions

  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Arizona State Bar (inactive)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

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