Attorneys & Staff

Top Layton Divorce Lawyers

Top West Valley City Divorce Lawyers

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.

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.

Lucas Adams


Lucas Adams is a litigation and trial attorney. He is experienced in family law, personal injury, and business litigation. Lucas counsels with clients to determine the best strategy for their case while making the legal process more affordable. In his practice, Lucas has successfully tried cases. However, he prides himself on his ability to negotiate settlements; this saves his clients money, time, and stress. Recently, Lucas worked in-house for an insurance company, defending insured drivers in automobile accidents. Lucas uses his understanding of insurance companies to help people that have been injured in accidents. Lucas is licensed to practice law in Utah. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota - Go GOPHERS! He is a Minnesota Vikings fan - Go VIKES! He loves gourmet cooking, golfing, and hanging out with his kids.

Roger Adams


Roger Adams specializes as a General Counsel, company executive and compliance specialist. Roger has 20 years working in dentistry and is proud to represent dental practices and companies. He also is a litigation attorney practicing criminal law, corporate law, and family law. Roger has 20 years of business executive experience, starting, building and selling companies. He uses his business experience and legal training to help his clients. Roger counsels corporate clients in: business formation, compliance and stratagems for business growth. Roger is licensed to practice law in Utah and Minnesota. He received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and has a Masters of Business Administration. He is a life-long Minnesota Vikings fan - Skol Vikings! He collects sports memorabilia, plays and coaches basketball like it is a religion, and enjoys spending time with his children and supporting their many activities.

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 | Adams 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.

Cristy Robinson


Cristy Robison is a paralegal who helps bring a much needed human factor to the legal profession.
Cristy helps navigate clients through the many obstacles that derive from personal injury claims. She provides a more affordable option for McConkie | Collinwood | Adams clients in drafting some documents. Cristy received her Bachelor's from BYU, but she is secretly a U of U fan. She enjoys being active and spending time with her family. If asked truth or dare....she would choose dare.

Sydney Peterson

Legal Assistant

Sydney Peterson is a legal assistant. She graduated from the University of Utah with her bachelor's degrees in Criminology and Political Science and was active in the University's National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter. Sydney started her career as an intern at the Utah Office for Victims of Crime and later as an intern at the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Sydney has a passion for the law and helping ensure clients are respected, listened to, and advocated for.

Halley Turner

Litigation Paralegal

Halley Turner began her Legal career in 2015 and has established herself as an experienced Litigation Paralegal working across multiple states including but not limited to Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. At McConkie |Collinwood | Adams Halley works directly with clients, attorneys, and the Utah courts to ensure efficiency and accuracy throughout the Litigation Process. Her formal education includes her attendance at the University of Utah, where she was an active participant in the Speech and Debate Outreach Program as well as the Community College of Philadelphia Criminal Justice Program.