Daniel R. Cragun, Your Civil Litigation Attorney

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Professional Information

Mr. Cragun’s practice focuses on two areas of the law:

  1. Domestic issues such as divorce, custody, termination of parental rights, paternity, estate planning, and other family law issues
  2. Civil litigation such as corporate disputes, real property litigation, and probate/will litigation.

Martindale-Hubbell – BV rating
Utah’s Legal Elite – Civil litigation, family law

Work Experience

Attorney

  • For well over a decade, Dan has helped a wide variety of clients successfully address problems ranging from divorce and custody on one end to successfully defending and prosecuting corporate claims in trial on the other end.
  • He has successfully obtained primary custody for fathers and mothers in thousands of cases.
  • He has successfully terminated parental rights without a pending adoption on numerous occasions.
  • He has successfully obtained multi-million dollar divorce settlements and verdicts.
  • He has defended $1,000,000.00 personal injury lawsuits on behalf of a professional motocross track.
  • He has successfully negotiated and orchestrated litigation strategy for a $1,000,000.00 + settlement on behalf a of multi-billion dollar Utah corporation.

Consultant

  • Retained by attorneys, law firms, and in-house counsel to consult on trial phase or litigation strategy for complex divorce, custody, and corporate cases.
  • Retained by attorneys as an expert witness on family law legal malpractice claims.

Appellate Practice

  • D.A. and S.A. v. D.H. 329 P.3d 828 (2014) Utah Court of Appeals
  • Woolums v. Woolums, 312 P.3d 939 (2013) Utah Court of Appeals
  • Preator v. Preator
  • Crosby v. Crosby, 272 P.3d 170 (2012) Utah Court of Appeals

Education

Willamette University – Juris Doctorate (2001)

Weber State University – Bachelor of Science (1998)

  • Major: Political Science
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Weber State club rugby (1994–1995)

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Parent-Time
  • Adoption Litigation
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Juvenile Court/DCFS
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Utah State Bar Family Law Committee
  • Utah Administrative Office of the Courts’ Family Law Judicial Procedures Subcommittee
  • Weber County Bar
  • Administrative Office of the Court New Lawyer Mentor
  • Administrative Office of the Court Divorce Procedures Subcommittee

Admissions

  • State of Utah
  • Utah Federal District Court