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Bretton K. Hadfield

As an attorney, I care a great deal about performing good work. That’s what I’ve been doing for clients for more than sixteen years. I do this work by assisting clients who have been harmed to be fairly compensated for that harm. When a person or a company acts in a negligent way, they are responsible for the results of that negligence. This is an important and foundational principle of the free society in which we live. I want to make sure that this social contract is honored.

Unfortunately, money and greed – in particular: profit hungry insurance companies – they get in the way of fairness. Instead of paying fair settlement amounts, insurance companies take every opportunity to deflect blame and low ball the amount they should pay. Fortunately, our society allows for jury trials. I am a firm believer in the jury system. Nowhere else in society can a group of peers listen to facts and make a decision, even if it is unpopular or is against a person or company with money, connection and power.

As an attorney, I feel an overwhelming obligation to tell my client’s story. It is important that the story be told in a powerful way, so that others understand what has actually taken place. I do my best to listen to my client’s concerns, to hear about the harm that he or she has suffered and to really understand the effect the harm has had. I regularly visit my clients’ homes to really see what their lives are like and get a real sense of what impact an injury has had. Put simply, I sincerely care about my clients’ cases.

I’ve had great clients who have put their trust and faith in me. Fortunately, I have shown myself to be worthy of this trust and faith. I work hard to get great results and I feel blessed that I have been successful in doing so. I treasure the feeling that comes from obtaining a positive result for a client even if it has required taking a long, hard road.

recent case results

I recently settled a case in which my client suffered a traumatic injury to her foot as a result of negligently constructed staircase that collapsed. Unfortunately, the damage to her foot was so severe that one of her toes had to be surgically amputated. Through strong advocacy of the case, was able to obtain a result that was approximately ten times the original settlement offer from the insurance company.

I have assisted an injured concrete worker to receive a fair recovery from a broken wrist that resulted from landowner negligence.

I obtained a favorable result in a auto collision with a pedestrian that required getting a settlement from both the driver's insurance policy and the pedestrian's own under-insurance (UIM) policy.

I was able to assist a partner in a business dispute to receive a favorable settlement result from the remaining members despite years and years of oppressive actions to dilute and harm my client.

While I don't normally practice criminal defense, I will occasionally defend a long standing client or a child of a client or take a case in a particularly unfair situation. I was able to successfully defend a client who was wrongfully (and very publicly) accused of shocking her disabled children with a dog shock collar.

Not technically a result, but I attended the "Discovering the Story" CLE weekend sponsored by the Trial Lawyers' College. I am committed to continuing to improve and develop my skills as an attorney and advocate for the benefit of my clients.

professional recognitions

President of the Estate Planning Council of Northern Utah from 2009-2010.

bar admissions

I am a member of the Utah Bar and the Federal Courts for the State of Utah

areas of practice

Contingency fee work:
  • Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Attacks
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Collisions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
  • Sex Abuse
  • Cases Involving Broken Bones, Fractures, Scarring, Burns, Amputation, Hip and Joint Replacements
Hourly and flat fee work:
  • Trust disputes and probate
  • Partnership/Business disputes
  • Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Business Succession Planning
  • Corporate, Partnership and LLC formation, contracts and consultation
  • General litigation
  • Adoptions, including stepparent, relative and DCFS adoptions (foster parent and similar situations)

professional associations and memberships

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Cache County Bar Association

education

  • JD, J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU)
  • Two BA degrees, Utah State University (Philosophy and Prelaw - Political Science), Theater Arts Minor and a Liberal Arts and Sciences Certificate

community service

  • Board Member of the Cache Chamber of Commerce
  • Youth Tackle Football Coach
  • Youth Lacrosse Coach (Assistant)
  • Youth Soccer Coach
  • Assistant Scoutmaster for Trapper Trails Troop 354, Boy Scouts of America
  • Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth

pro bono activities

  • I select one or two clients annually who are dealing with significant injustice but have little or no income
  • Regular volunteer at the Thursday Night of the Bar
  • Attended the First District Pro Bono Committee CLE
  • Advocate and supporter of the Utah Bar's Modest Means program

speaking engagements

I have regularly presented to local church groups and senior citizen centers regarding asset protection and estate planning. I am convinced that it is important to exercise personal accountability and responsibility and that we all have a duty to be fair in our dealings. As such, I regularly recommend that drivers obtain higher policy limits for all types of insurance and particularly UM and UIM insurance in order to protect themselves from the negligent acts of others.