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  • Probate Probate

    At Hawkins and Sorensen, we represent people throughout the Greater Salt Lake City area who have concerns related to probate and related transactions. We help them by taking the legal burden off of their shoulders and assuming the responsibility.

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  • Real Estate Real Estate

    At Hawkins and Sorensen, we have been diagnosing and fixing problems with real estate titles for decades. Over the years, we have built relationships with title companies, the courts and government offices that allow us to clear even the toughest title problems quickly.

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  • Construction Law Construction Law

    At our firm, construction law matters are handled by Rick Sorensen. Rick worked in construction for 20 years before he became a lawyer. His real-world construction experience helps inform the decisions he makes as a lawyer, enabling him to better serve our clients.

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  • Adoption Adoption

    At our Salt Lake City law practice, we have handled more than a thousand adoptions, including over 500 finalizations. Dozens of these cases have been contested adoptions with a great deal at stake.

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About the Firm

Established Utah Law Firm Lightens Your Legal Burden

Skilled South Jordan attorneys address a wide range of needs

Since 2002, Hawkins & Sorensen has been helping Salt Lake City-area residents live better lives through litigation. We know that sounds counterintuitive, because poorly managed litigation can be overly stressful, expensive and adversarial. But our goal is to take away as much of the worry as possible, as we work diligently and professionally to secure timely and cost-effective solutions. Drawing on more than 75 years of combined experience, our attorneys provide the knowledgeable advocacy you need to overcome your legal problems, so you can focus on your life, your family and your business.

Giving you peace of mind and delivering positive results

If you have never needed a lawyer before, your first visit to a firm can be intimidating. At Hawkins & Sorensen, we aim to put you at ease immediately, with the knowledge that we are:

  • Reputable — Our legal staff is made up of veteran attorneys with a long list of accomplishments and younger emerging stars. We are known as skilled litigators capable of managing complex cases professionally and with the highest ethical standards.
  • Accessible — A hallmark of our practice is the personalized attention we give to each client. You can call us anytime. You work directly with the attorney managing your concerns, who takes a hands-on approach to resolving your issues.
  • Candid — We are known for being highly responsive to our clients’ concerns, and importantly, for speaking in terms our clients can understand. You’ll get a frank assessment of your situation without the legalese, so you’ll know exactly what’s going on, and you can have confidence in our management of your case.

Whether you need guidance on legal transactions or you need a resolution to a legal dispute, we are prepared to protect your rights and work toward the best possible outcome.

Areas of Practice

Focused attention across a wide array of legal matters

At Hawkins & Sorensen, we are focused on easing your legal burden by providing highly professional legal services that deliver optimal results. Issues we most often manage include:

  • Real estate law — We represent a wide range of clients, including homeowners, buyers, sellers, lenders and title insurance companies, in real estate transactions and litigation. Our attorneys are actively involved in probating real estate, managing eminent domain actions, and curing title defects.
  • Construction law — Our attorneys manage transactional and litigation matters for various stakeholders in the building industry, including landowners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and material suppliers. Our construction law attorneys are also noteworthy for having two published cases impacting the law of lien waivers in Utah.
  • Probate —  We help probate wills, probate real property, settle intestate estates, and resolve probate disputes.
  • Business law and litigation — Our attorneys manage a variety of concerns, including bankruptcy disputes, breach of contract litigation, business relationship liability, business torts, debt collection, fraud allegations, international and interstate disputes, patent and trademark infringement cases, professional and fiduciary liability, and securities fraud.
  • Family law — Our firm provides a full range of family law services, including representation of divorce, including military divorce, and child custody disputes. Our distinguished attorneys are also responsible for published cases impacting the law on grandparents’ rights in Utah.
  • Adoption — A large part of our family law practice concerns adoptions. We have appeared as counsel in hundreds of adoption finalization hearings and managed hundreds more petitions regarding parental rights. We have vast experience in contested adoptions and an excellent record of results in those cases.

When you choose Hawkins & Sorensen, you can have confidence in our ability and in our determination to serve your interests.


Contact us to lighten your legal burden

Hawkins & Sorensen is prepared to take the weight off your shoulders by providing highly professional legal services focused on positive results. Learn how we can help by scheduling a free consultation. Call 385-429-7295 or contact us online.


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Salt Lake Office
206 8th Avenue
South Lake City, Utah 84103
Phone: 801-556-6605
Fax: 801-606-7710
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