John Christiansen

john-profile-1John Christiansen’s  practice focuses on general federal and state trial litigation. Other practice areas that interest John are bankruptcy, workers’ compensation, and social security disability cases. He has assisted hundreds of Utahns in eliminating over 10 million dollars in consumer and business debt during his career. He has also successfully represented Clientele in over 10 different states before a dozen federal, state and administrative tribunals and has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for his Clients through favorable judgments and settlements. His efforts have earned him recognition in 2013 in Best Lawyers magazine as a premier Utah attorney, selected by peer recognition as well as a selectee as 2017 Mountain States Rising Star. Christiansen also holds an Avvo rating of “Excellent”.

Mr. Christiansen is recognized as a knowledgeable member of the Utah legal community and as such is on the teaching faculty at Utah Valley University and at Eagle Gate College. He currently teaches bankruptcy, collections, constitutional law, legal writing any many other topics and serves as an instructional course/curriculum designer as well.

Mr. Christiansen is an active member of the Utah Association for Justice, as well as a past member of the A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Court.

A native of Utah, Mr. Christiansen received his bachelor of arts from Brigham Young University where he studied business, communications, and computer science. He received his juris doctorate degree after attending the University of Tulsa College of Law and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. While studying for his law degree, Christiansen received an S.J. Quinney outstanding academic achievement award, was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi legal honors society and competed in moot court and was selected as a participant in the national traveling competition team. He was also honored by being competitively selected as a national candidate in the U.S. Attorney General’s honors program in 2010.

His prior work experience exposed him to a vast array of courtroom and trial experiences while working in a major crimes unit at a District Attorney’s Office, the UPC criminal division of the Utah Attorney General’s office and as an executive appointee under the Bush administration at the U.S. Justice Department.

In his spare time, Christiansen has played lead guitar in several classic rock bands, received a bronze medal in the NASTAR downhill ski racing circuit, and spends time with his family.