Attorneys & Staff

Kathleen McConkie

Senior Attorney and Partner

Kathleen McConkie holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Hamline University Law School in Minnesota. She did part of her legal studies at both the University of Minnesota and Oxford University in England, from where many American law principles and practices originated (and from where she graduated from high school). She has done additional legal studies at the University of California Hastings School of Law and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She holds a BA from Brigham Young University. Known state-wide for her expertise in family law (divorce, custody, adoptions, annulments), she formerly practiced law in downtown Salt Lake City with Kesler & Rust and other firms. She moved her practice to Davis County in 1999 where she has found that clients enjoy the ease and efficiency of a suburban law office setting. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Utah, in the United States District Court, in the U.S. Tax Court, in the 9th and 10th Circuit Federal Appellate Courts, and she has prepared briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michelle O'Neil

Attorney

Michelle O’Neil holds a Juris Doctor (JD) magna cum laude from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. She also holds a BA summa cum laude from the University of Utah. Michelle is married with four children and lives in the Holladay area of Salt Lake City. She has been an attorney with the McConkie Law Offices since 2005, and among other things, provides advice to clients who need wills or trusts or need help with family law matters. She is a top-flight legal researcher. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Utah, in the United States District Court, and in the 9th District Federal Appellate Court. She is a member of the Davis County Bar Association and Family Law Bar Association. In her spare time, she serves as a docent at the University of Utah Museum of Art.

Dean Collinwood

Attorney and Partner

Dean Collinwood holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Utah. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of London and a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Dean enjoyed a robust academic career before becoming a lawyer. He was a professor in the business school (business management) and political science department at the University of Utah where he also directed the Global Business Center. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tokyo (lecturing in both English and Japanese), and he is the author of many scholarly books and articles, including college textbooks. Now, he is passionate about helping people when they have been discriminated against at work, or when they have a personal injury on or off the job, or when they have a contract dispute. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Utah and in the United States District Court.

Bonnie Morriss

Paralegal

Bonnie Morriss has many years of experience as a paralegal with the McConkie Law Offices and other law firms. She now works part-time for McConkie Law. She is a Notary Public.

Emily Fox

Paralegal

Emily Fox is pursuing a Paralegal Certificate from the Center for Legal Studies at Weber State University from where she also expects to receive a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She has worked for several law firms as a paralegal, and she worked as a victim advocacy volunteer for the Davis County Attorney’s Office. She is a Notary Public.

Sherril Ann Stephens

Legal Secretary

Sherill Ann Stephens holds a BA in journalism from Brigham Young University with a minor in Spanish, a language in which she remains fluent. She formerly worked for the Davis School District. She is a Notary Public.