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fying to be there for them and help in impactful ways.”
Coil recognizes that by the time clients reach out to her, they’ve already decided to divorce. So when she steps in, it’s to protect them and their family.
“The decisions made during a di- vorce can affect a person not only in the present, but far into the future,” she ex- plained. “I want to help so that they have enduring outcomes after the divorce.”
Fighting for Her Clients
For divorce proceedings, Coil has han- dled cases big and small. And while typi- cally the cases are settled prior to trial, a small portion make it to the courtroom.
One of Coil’s recent cases fell into that statistic. It was a high-income divorce case and the wife expected a large alimo- ny with the expectation that she wouldn’t have to work. Coil felt a judge would agree that it was unreasonable and rather than settling on an exorbitant alimony, she took the case to court. She won, sav- ing her client hundreds of thousands of dollars over the upcoming years.
In a pro bono case, Coil represented a single mother of several children who didn’t have much money. The mother was trying to do her best, but her ex-husband refused to pay court-ordered child sup-
port and alimony. According to Coil, he even had the audacity to lie to the court about his income. The court found in the mother’s favor and ordered him to pay.
“She really wasn’t getting what was fair,” Coil said. “It’s heartbreaking to see these cases. The verdict was proof, how- ever, that the system works. They saw through the lies and validated the strug- gles this woman had to endure due to her ex-husband’s actions.”
Coil strives to go above and beyond, putting her all into every case – and it shows not only in the results she secures for her clients, but in the many glowing testimonials she receives and the awards she has been honored with. In the past year alone, she was named one of the 10 Best 2015 in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attor- neys and was an honoree on Utah Busi- ness’ Utah Legal Elite list in the up-and- coming category.
The Future of the Business
In addition to the awards, Coil’s cli- ent base has expanded so quickly since opening her doors that she has already recruited two more people to the team. In addition to her legal assistant, Sela Nock, she hired Luke Shaw, an associ- ate attorney.
“As a team we’ve been able to grow and strengthen our client base and services. It’s been really prodigious,” she said.
As her practice has grown, she has been com- pelled to build a beautiful new office space in Sandy, Utah. The building provides enough space for the firm to continue to grow. She has also designed the office to offer a variety of facets including a mediator and counselor space for clients.
She is also working on building relationships with other family law attorneys in the community. “I try really hard to get to know my colleagues by reaching out to them and encour- aging mutual respect,” she explained. “Ultimately, I believe this will benefit my clients as well as strengthen the industry.”
Looking Ahead
Owning her own practice gives Coil the structure and flexibility she needs for her family work-life balance and she’s grateful to be where she is today. It was definitely a leap of faith, but one that was the right choice.
“In 10 years, I see myself leading the best family law firm in Utah, where people refer clients to us because they trust that we will do exceptional work for them. With the right situation, dedi- cation and spirit, women really can have it all. And I don’t plan on stopping here. This is only the beginning.”
AT A GLANCE
CoilLaw LLC
10815 South 700 East Sandy, UT 84070 (801) 884-3775 www.coillaw.com
Practice Areas
Family Law Criminal Law
Education
Juris Doctor, Texas Southern University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Brigham Young University, 2004
Publications
Is Facebook A Friend or Foe in Divorce and Child Custody Battles, 2011 What Type of Paternity Rights Do Men and Women have in the State of Utah, 2016
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support in Utah, 2016
Professional Memberships
Utah State Bar Association State Bar of Texas
Honors
10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction, AIFLA Up-And-Coming Utah Legal Elite, Utah Business
Avvo’s Client Choice in Divorce, 2015
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