Civil and Criminal Litigation
Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Issues
Family and Domestic Law
KENT L. CHRISTIANSEN
Direct: (801) 438-7120
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Kent L. Christiansen concentrates his law practice on governmental, commercial, domestic issues, civil and criminal litigation. He has been a practicing attorney for more than thirty years. In the area of commercial litigation, Mr. Christiansen has successfully represented companies and governmental entities at both the trial and appellate court levels in complex cases involving claims for breach of contract, violation of non-competition agreements, interference with economic relations, and civil conspiracy. He previously served as a City Attorney for nearly two decades, successfully arguing before the Utah Supreme Court the right of governmental bodies to enact laws and ordinances pursuant to the Equal Protection clauses of the Utah and the United States Constitutions. (Greenwood v. City of North Salt Lake, 817 P.2d 816 (Utah 1991). His commercial litigation practice includes the representation of companies in cases involving violations of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, protecting creditor rights, and asserting lien priority for real estate taxes in bankruptcy. (In re United Construction and Development Co. v. Iron County, 140 B.R. 573 (D.Utah 1992).
Mr. Christiansen handles a broad array of disputes and substantive issues, including breach of contracts, asset protection, foreclosures, title and escrow disputes, land use and zoning, easements, wrongful liens, boundary disputes, condemnations, partitions, fraudulent transfers, lender liability claims, and landlord/tenant disputes. Mr. Christiansen has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals. He has the legal expertise and experience to provide timely, practical advice and service. He handles relatively simple and straightforward matters with the same expertise he brings to specialized, highly technical and complex issues.
B.A. (Political Science/Chinese) Brigham Young University, 1981
Small Business Management – Business Technology, Davis Applied Technology College, 2013
Colorado State Bar (Inactive);
United States District Court, District of Utah (Active);
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah (Active);
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (Active).
Former Member: Utah State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member, National Technical Honor Society (2013)
Utah Justice Court Judge Certification, Utah Administrative Office of the Courts (1998)
Actively involved in various local church and other community activities
As counsel to our clients, our goal is to avoid litigation whenever possible. However, when litigation becomes unavoidable, Sage Law Partners provides creative, results-oriented, resourceful and cost-effective problem-solving assistance. Our experience is comprehensive whether through alternative dispute resolution or litigation.
Government and Municipal Law
Our firm offers a range of solutions both for government clients and clients who interact with government. Our government practice includes work with a diverse range of issues, agencies, and businesses to benefit private and public interests. Having worked within government, we understand government and know the policies and procedures that can advance our clients’ goals.
Approximately 90% of all Social Security Disability claims are denied, so before you go at it alone give us a call and we will help you begin the process so you can get the most money you deserve.
If you have been denied Social Security Disability, you have options. We can help to get you the benefits you need.
Family and Domestic Issues
Domestic legal issues are often filled with anxiety, stress and fear. However, there is help. The assistance of a knowledgeable attorney in the area of family law can ease the burden of not knowing what to do and can help you through this very difficult time. Our firm assists clients with the following in Utah:
Are you jeopardy of losing your home? Are the bills just too much to handle? Have you recently lost your job or are going through a long-term illness? Bankruptcy may be an answer.
Our office can assist you through this very difficult process and put you on a road to financial freedom. Don’t let the burdens of creditors, repossessions and foreclosures keep you sick with worry. The United States Bankruptcy Code is one of the most amazing tools that can be utilized by individuals to assist in protecting property, including vehicles and homes, as well as discharging debt, such as credit cards and unsecured loans.
Our office offers convenient appointment times as well as flexible payment plans. No matter what your financial situation, we can assist you in taking the next step toward financial recovery and peace of mind.
While many people attempt to handle claims on their own, they are at the mercy of an insurance company that is attempting to pay as little as possible toward a claim. Only having competent legal representation gets you the money you deserve. State laws provide for many avenues of recovery with insurance claims. Most do not have the knowledge to understand exactly how much coverage is available to them. In most cases, there is no fee unless we recover money for you. Do not delay! If you wait too long, you may lose the opportunity to get paid under your claim.
What about medical bills? Our firm can assist you while your claim is pending with all your medical bills. Many times, medical bills can be reduced if you are represented during the course of a claim. There is no charge unless we win your case!
Workers’ Compensation claims are often times ignored or overlooked due to fear of being fired or harassed at work. Know your rights. Private insurance will not usually pay for your injuries if they know you got hurt at work. If you got hurt at work and tell your doctor you didn’t, you can lose your workers’ compensation benefits forever. If you believe your injuries are a result of an accident or injury at work, get free advice and find out your rights as an employee.