Kyle E. Witherspoon named Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40
On July 28, 2017, Pearson, Butler & Carson attorney Kyle E. Witherspoon was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Utah by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He is the third attorney at Pearson Butler to receive the award in as many years, and exemplifies the Firm’s commitment to providing the State’s premier family law practice group.
Kyle is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who joined Pearson, Butler & Carson’s Family Law Department at the beginning of 2017. Kyle’s academic and professional credentials and experience are exceptional, and perhaps unique, among Utah family law attorneys under 40.
After graduating from the University of Utah in 2006 with a degree in Speech Communication & Argumentation, during which he enjoyed a nationally-recognized collegiate debate career, Kyle excelled at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, ultimately graduating in 2009.
He began practicing that same year in Dallas, Texas, accepting a job offer with one of the nation’s premier litigation firms upon graduation, ultimately going on to build a resume arguably second-to-none among young family law practitioners in Utah. Born and raised in Utah, Kyle ultimately returned to his home state in 2013 when he was one of two candidates selected annually to serve as a judicial law clerk to Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court, a highly-coveted and competitive appointment working directly with Justice Lee—arguably the Court’s most respected and prolific jurist of the modern era—on the Court’s decisions and opinions.
In his young career, Kyle has worked for some of the top law firms in Texas, Utah, and nationwide. He has represented hedge funds, international corporations, small and large businesses, and individuals in litigation worth up to hundreds of millions of dollars. Ultimately, however, Kyle chose to return to the reason he went to law school in the first place–representing real people with real problems in one of the most important and difficult times in their lives, and bringing his knowledge and abilities to bear on their behalf. He considers it one of the best decisions of his life, and believes that the skills he honed as a business litigator can provide an extraordinary advantage to his clients.
Finally (and most importantly) Kyle is a husband to his loving wife Jennifer and a father to two rambunctious boys with a third on the way. He is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, and is immensely proud to be named Top 10 Under 40. Kyle believes that family law clients deserve a better class of lawyer, and is determined to give it to them.