CoilLaw is proud to have 4 attorneys selected to be on the 2021 Super Lawyers Mountain States Rising Stars list! Jill Coil, Steve Oliphant, Luke Shaw, and Savanah Lawrence have distinguished themselves in their legal practices and are recognized on the Super Lawyers list, which is limited to just the top 2.5% of Utah attorneys.
The Selection Process
The selection process used by Super Lawyers is designed to evaluate thousands of lawyers to produce a truthful list of the best attorneys in 70 different practice areas. In 2021, most of our clients found our firm on the internet which is why there is so much value in each year’s Super Lawyers list. To make the list, people must be nominated by someone other than themselves. They are measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. And those finally selected must be in the top 5%, are 40 years old or younger, and have been in practice 10 years or less.
We Are Proud to Employ 4 Rising Stars!
Jill L. Coil is a divorce attorney licensed in both Texas and Utah. She has created and grown one of the largest family law firms in the state of Utah. She has spent the last decade recognizing the support needed for people going through a divorce and studying the best ways to do that, which is why she also founded the legal tech company, SimpleEndingTM, which provides an alternative route to creating quality divorce documents without needing to retain an attorney.
Jill takes pride in giving back and donates her time through the State Bar and takes on Guardian Ad Litem cases, pro bono. She also has a college scholarship and mentorship program through her nonprofit, the Coil Foundation. She is a motivational speaker and is on a mission to ensure that people feel empowered in their own lives to understand their self-worth and then be able to empower others. She is the author of the upcoming book No One Dies from Divorce and the executive producer of a docuseries with the same name.
Jill lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, Ryan, and their four children, Lexi, Max, Paxton, and Moxie.
Stephen J. Oliphant joined CoilLaw in 2017 after managing his own criminal defense practice in Salt Lake City. Stephen has broad experience working with clients on criminal, family, and domestic issues and consistently gets favorable results in court. A native of North Carolina, Stephen came to Utah for his education and the outdoors.
Before law school, Stephen had a knack for politics—working in Congress, managing a Senate race in Utah, and lobbying for small businesses. During law school, Stephen pursued many experiences, resulting in a wide range of legal ability such as:
- Clerked for Utah Legal Services addressing consumer issues in Utah
- Contributed to many family law pro bono services in Salt Lake City
- Volunteered to help displaced refugees through the citizenship process
- Conducted weekly high school classes about current constitutional issues
- Participated in Moot Court in which he was awarded Best Brief
- Interned for the Honorable Judge Judith Atherton in Utah’s Third District Court
Luke A. Shaw pursued an undergraduate degree in Business Management. After some time working with his brother’s family law practice in Grand Rapids, MI, he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After graduation, he found himself in Arizona where he joined the Arizona State Bar and married his wife.
He joined the Utah State Bar in 2015 and joined CoilLaw shortly thereafter. Since that time, he has been an active member of the Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He has dedicated his efforts to ensure the best interests of his clients are served in and out of the courtroom. When he is not advocating for his clients,
Luke spends his time with his wife, son, and two dogs traveling and supporting Michigan State University Athletics.
Savanah Lawrence graduated concurrently from Dixie High School and Dixie College in 2006. She then went on to pursue her Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University, graduating in Construction Management. She continued her education at BYU, where she graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2015.
After law school, Savanah spent two years in Washington, D.C. as a human rights attorney, advocating for victims of sex trafficking. In 2017, Savanah returned to Utah to pursue a career in family law and joined CoilLaw in 2020. Savanah is dedicated to assisting families and individuals in all areas of the law. She is a strong advocate for justice and understands the sensitive needs of her clients.
Savanah is enjoying all the sappy splendor of being a newlywed. She’s also an avid world traveler, having lived in Jerusalem, Uganda, and South Korea. She loves to stay physically active: playing soccer, hiking, and running marathons. Savanah also loves learning languages and speaks Korean.
Should You Hire a Lawyer on The Super Lawyers List
There are many online referral sites to choose from, but the value behind superlawyers is their in-depth critical selection process. A good lawyer will make or break your case in the courtroom and the only way to find true ratings and reviews is through a reliable website like Super Lawyers.
CoilLaw family law firm strives to work hard to get the results that we do which is why we have 4 of our attorneys being awarded is a privileged reflection of our whole team’s hard work and great results for all of our clients. If you are looking for a leading family law firm to represent you in your case call 801-884-3775 to schedule a consultation.