Attorneys & Staff

Kathleen McConkie

SENIOR ATTORNEY AND PARTNER

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

ATTORNEY

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

ATTORNEY AND PARTNER

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.

Roger Adams

ASSOCIATE (PART-TIME)

Roger Adams holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Mitchell Hamline Law School, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor's degree from Weber State University. Prior to McConkie | Collinwood, he served as a Spanish language interpreter for the courts in Davis County. He assists the attorneys with issues related to criminal law. His main employment is with a private company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Sherril Ann Stephens

LEGAL SECRETARY

To make appointments at McConkie | Collinwood, telephone Sherill Ann Stephens. She holds a BA in Journalism from Brigham Young University with a minor in Spanish. She formerly lived in Spain and remains fluent in Spanish. She formerly worked for the Davis School District, and she is a Notary Public.

Megan Germaine

PARALEGAL

Megan Germaine holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Psychology from the University of Utah. Before joining McConkie | Collinwood, she worked for several businesses in the Salt Lake City area. She is a Notary Public.