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Jack Helgesen

Jack Helgesen

Highly Rated Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney in Layton, Utah
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Elder Law ...
  • Utah
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Summary

Jack Helgesen has spent his career winning big victories for the underdog for over 38 years. He has fought for injury victims as a state and national leader of the largest injury law associations. He has also won some of the largest settlements in Utah. Early in his career, Mr. Helgesen won one of the first million-dollar awards in a Utah medical malpractice trial. As a consumer trial lawyer, Jack Helgesen and his partners won one of the largest class-action cases in the history of Utah in the case of Brumley v. Utah Tax Commission. As an appellate lawyer, Jack has obtained several winning rulings from the Utah Supreme Court. As a victim advocate, Jack Helgesen has been a leader among American injury trial lawyers. He is a former President of the Utah Association of Justice, the largest injury lawyer organization in Utah. For 15 years, he was a Governor of the American Association of Justice in Washington, D.C., America’s largest organization of injury lawyers. He is a Master with the American Inns of Court and has trained other injury lawyers for many years. Jack has an AV rating from Martindale and Hubble, America’s oldest lawyer rating service. This honor puts him in the top 5% of American lawyers for legal ability and ethics. Mr. Helgesen graduated cum laude from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He received his Juris Doctor law degree from Brigham Young University. In 1982, he founded Helgesen, Houtz & Jones, which now has ten lawyers (including three of his sons). The firm has represented more than thirty-five thousand clients. Jack and his wife Koy have eight children and twenty-two grandchildren. They love family gatherings, noisy birthday parties, family trips, and the daily chaos of their large family. They also enjoy traveling. Jack and Koy are also BYU sports fans, Weber State fans, and are University of Utah fans when they are not playing BYU. For twenty-four years, Jack taught religion classes for BYU.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Elder Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    By phone or office appointment
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    20%-50%
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Contingent fees (no fee unless you win),flat rates (single agreed fee) or hourly rates at $200-$250/hour,
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Utah
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
- Current
Attorney
Bethancourt & Fuller
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Education
Brigham Young University
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Weber State University
B.A. (1977) | Finance
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Awards
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Distinguished Service Award
Utah Trial Lawyers Association
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Lifetime Service Award
Utah Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Utah Association for Justice
Advisory Board
- Current
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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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American Inns of Court
Master
- Current
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Utah Association for Justice
Board of Governors
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American Association for Justice
Board of Governors
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Utah Trial Lawyers Assocation
Board of Governors
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Governor
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Utah Trial Lawyers Association
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
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Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
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Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Utah Elder Law Monthly Column
Simply Seniors Magazine
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Utah Elder Law
Contact & Map
Helgesen, Houtz & Jones
1513 N. Hill Field Road
Suite 3
Layton, UT 84041
Telephone: (801) 544-5306
Fax: (801) 682-8328
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed