CoilLaw, LLC is proud to serve the families in Salt Lake County and the State of Utah.  We value ourselves on providing the best possible service when handling your domestic litigation or family law case.  We understand that dealing with issues like divorce or spousal support can take a toll not only on an individual, but also a family.

We handle the following family law cases:

If you’re in need of a domestic litigation attorney in Utah, look to family law lawyer Jill Coil and her professional staff at CoilLaw to help alleviate the pain suffering you and your family is going through.  Call us today for an initial consultation at (801) 884-3775.

Savannah Lawrence

Associate

Savanah Lawrence is a native of Utah, having grown up near Zions National Park. She went on to pursue her Bachelors degree at Brigham Young University, graduating in Construction Management and 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. 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 also has many interests outside of the legal profession. She is newly married and 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. 

Experience: 

  • 2016-2017: Legal Fellow at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation
  • 2018-2020: Attorney at the Law Offices of Kristin K. Woods

Education:

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2015
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. Construction Management, 2009

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 2018
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2018
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016

Michael Wise

Certified, Utah County Paralegal

Michael began his legal career in 1994 near Los Angeles, California by helping to move storage boxes for a Certified Family Law Specialist attorney shortly before the Northridge earthquake. From picking up scattered papers and learning how to put files back together after the earthquake to answering phones, typing, learning to take dictation, drafting pleadings and declarations, understanding legal concepts, and meeting with clients, Michael was able to gain experience in all levels and aspects of legal assistance. He was certified as a paralegal in 1998 with a specialty in civil litigation. 

He has been able to use his litigation skills and experience to help clients with wide-ranging needs in various fields, including family law, medical malpractice, wrongful death, aviation disasters, and personal injury cases. His abilities have been honed through assisting with multiple jury trials taken through to verdict as well as positioning cases for settlement – some for multiple millions of dollars.  

Michael has never lost sight of his enthusiasm for helping people. His varied experience helps him to empathize with and offer emotional support to people whom he frequently meets during the worst times of their lives. Whether they are dealing with significant and permanent injuries from a serious crash, a child with a birth injury, a life-altering instance of medical malpractice, or a divorce with children, he has the understanding and tools to help people move forward with their lives. 

 After a break from his legal career to work at the headquarters of his church (which is what brought him from California to Salt Lake City) and a too-short time as a businessman with his own retail store, he has been able to spend the past few years working with some of the most respected attorneys in Utah’s legal community at both plaintiff and defense firms. He realizes that the legal community is a small one and he enjoys good working relationships with opposing staff and attorneys as well as court clerks, interpreters, court reporters, and experts in various fields. He was once honored by a nomination to the Utah State Bar as Paralegal of the Year. 

 Michael is married with 4 children and a grandson, and lives in Pleasant Grove with a dachshund and a chihuahua. He speaks fluent Spanish and has professional experience as a translator and interpreter.

Corttany Brooks, Esq

Associate

Corttany Brooks recently joined CoilLaw as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Corttany served as a Deputy Prosecutor in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a prosecutor, her practice focused on special victims cases, with a primary specialization in domestic violence. She has experience as a trial attorney in both criminal and civil law matters.

Corttany was born and raised in Indiana. She graduated with her B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University. Then, she went on to obtain her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Corttany is licensed to practice in the State of Indiana and is in the process of joining the Utah State Bar. Out of the office, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors of Utah.

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Ohio University, B.S. Journalism, 2015

Bar Admission

  • Utah (anticipated Oct 2020)
  • Indiana (2019)

Gabrielle Jones

Associate

Gabi was raised in neighboring Cottonwood Heights, Utah and completed her undergraduate education at Utah Valley University. During her undergrad, Gabi started UVU’s first anarchist club, interned for a Utah Senator, completed a study abroad program in Nice, France, and volunteered for the small claims court as a mediator. She also met her husband and got married at the tender age of twenty. After much convincing from her political science professors, Gabi decided to attend law school.

She recently graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law, located in Eugene, Oregon. During law school, Gabi interned for the American Civil Liberties Association of Utah, externed for the Honorable Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court of Oregon, and gave birth to her son, Atticus. After law school, Gabi moved back to Utah to be closer to family and to serve the people of her home state. She began her legal career providing low cost legal services to low income and at-risk populations all over the state of Utah.

Gabi was recently hired as an Associate Attorney for CoilLaw. She is an empathetic and passionate advocate for her clients. Gabi has a twin brother, loves Harry Potter and Jane Austen, and enjoys a weekly session of Dungeons and Dragons with her family and close friends every week.

Sydni To’a

Legal Assistant

Sydni K. To’a has been with CoilLaw since June 2019 after graduating from Alta High School. She resides in the Salt Lake Valley where she has spent most of her life. Sydni is currently working as one of the two legal assistants at CoilLaw helping where she can with all the attorneys and paralegals. She is looking forward to the future and attending a local university to study business. Sydni enjoys hiking, attending concerts and going to work of course!