Daniel R. Cragun, Partner

Daniel R. Cragun

Work Experience:

For nearly two decades, Dan has helped a wide variety of clients successfully address problems ranging from divorce and custody to defending and prosecuting corporate claims in trial. Dan has a proven track record in civil litigation. He has successfully defended million dollar personal injury lawsuits on behalf a professional motocross track and negotiated and orchestrated litigation strategy for a million dollar settlement on behalf of a multi-billion dollar Utah corporation. However, Dan’s primary focus is on family law and estate planning, including divorces, custody disputes, legal separations, termination of parental rights, paternity, adoptions, and other family law issues. Dan has successfully obtained primary custody for fathers and mothers in thousands of cases. He has obtained multi-million dollar divorce settlements and verdicts and is known for his ability to successfully terminate parental rights without a pending adoption. Dan has a passion for family law and understands the challenges and struggles that clients face while navigating through the legal process. Dan is dedicated to educating clients about their rights and options and is vigilant in ensuring each client gets the best possible outcome in their case.

Consultant

Dan has been retained by other attorneys, law firms, and in-house counsel to consult on litigation strategy and trial preparation. He has also been retained 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)
  • In re. K.P. D.P. and K.P

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
  • Modifications
  • Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Juvenile Court/DCFS
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporation 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell – BV rating
  • Utah’s Legal Elite – Civil litigation, Family law

Admissions:

  • State of Utah
  • Utah Federal District Court