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Kayla Quam has a deep-rooted passion for family law—a passion that is apparent in her work. Kayla's chief aim is to help make the best of a difficult time for her clients. Because of that, she works tirelessly on behalf of her clients, recognizing that Utah family law involves the most pressing and emotional issues a client will face. 

Prior to law school, Kayla worked for a family law attorney and volunteered in child abuse and neglect cases as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Her love of family law led her to the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she was a note and comment editor of scholarly legal articles published in the Utah Law Review, she was a top finalist in Traynor Moot Court competition, and she competed as a member of the school’s Negotiation Team. Kayla also gained considerable experience participating in various clinics and internships during law school, including at the Guardian ad Litem's Office, Legal Aid Society, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Third District Court. Kayla was nominated by the school’s legal faculty and awarded the David T. Lewis Clinical Award for her work in those clinics.

Publications

  • Unfinished Business of Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": The Military's Unconstitutional Ban on Transgender Individuals, 2015 Utah L. Rev. 721
  • What Employers and Employees Need to Know about the FMLA, Zions Community Magazine (January 2016)

Past Professional Experience

  • Dolowitz Hunnicutt, PLLC, Family Law Associate
  • Callister Nebeker & McCullough, Litigation Associate and Law Clerk

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, with honors
  • Utah Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Traynor Moot Court, Finalist
  • David T. Lewis Award, Recipient
  • Negotation Competition, Participant

Westminister College

  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy.  Sociology minor
  • Magnum Cum Laude

Personal

In her free time, Kayla enjoys running with her German shepherd, refurbishing, snowboarding, and sampling Salt Lake City’s food scene and restaurants with her husband.