Attorneys & Staff

Kathleen McConkie


Kathleen McConkie is known state-wide for her expertise in family law (divorce, custody, alimony, 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 so that clients could 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, and in the 9th and 10th Circuit Federal Appellate Courts. She has prepared briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. McConkie holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Hamline University Law School in Minnesota. She also undertook part of her legal studies at both the University of Minnesota and Oxford University in England. She completed additional legal studies at the University of California Hastings School of Law and at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University.

Michelle O'Neil


Among other areas of law, Michelle O'Neil provides advice and assistance to clients who need wills or trusts or guardianships or need help with family law matters, including adoption. She 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. She has been an attorney with McConkie | Collinwood since 2005.
Ms. O'Neil is a top-flight legal researcher, and 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


Dean Collinwood's practice specialties are business and other contract disputes, workplace discrimination, and personal injury; he also handles family law disputes. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago where he wrote his dissertation on employee dissatisfaction and white-collar labor unions. He also holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Utah, a Master's degree from the University of London, and a Bachelor's degree in political science from Brigham Young University.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Collinwood was a professor in the Business School (Management Department) and Political Science Department at the University of Utah, where he also directed the Global Business Center. He was formerly 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, some of which have been used by the U.S. State Department. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Utah and in the United States District Court.

Kathy Cappellucci


Kathy Cappellucci attended Brigham Young University where she majored in communications. Prior to joining McConkie | Collinwood, she worked for Temple Square Hospitality at what was formerly known as the Hotel Utah.
She graduated from high school in Hong Kong and has also lived in Belgium, England, Germany, and Italy.