Kurt was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah and has lived in Davis County most of his life, having lived in Kaysville, Layton, Clearfield and Syracuse. As the son of an attorney, Kurt was introduced to the law at a very young age and enjoyed watching his father’s trials.
As one of eight children, with five brothers and two sisters, Kurt was immediately introduced to his own set of trials and competition.
He played and excelled in many competitive sports including football, basketball, competition soccer leagues, and played in numerous all-star level baseball leagues. Kurt has always maintained a competitive nature about him and welcomes a challenge.
Kurt graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He was on the Dean’s list and the honor roll for his last two years of college. Not surprisingly, this was only after he met and married his wife Melissa, who told him he should.
In 2010, Kurt received his Juris Doctor law degree from Washburn University School of Law, in Topeka, Kansas. He was sworn in to the Utah State Bar in 2011, and has practiced as an attorney with Helgesen, Houtz & Jones since that time.
Prior to beginning law school, Kurt worked as a paralegal at HH&J for several years. As a paralegal, Kurt was again able to enjoy attending his father’s trials, this time being mentored. In Kurt’s final semester of law school he interned as a law clerk at the Second Judicial District Court for the Honorable Judge Michael G. Allphin.
As an intern, Kurt acquired invaluable insight and a unique perspective into the workings of a district court judge and a court’s handling of a wide variety of cases. Upon graduating law school, Kurt volunteered his services by arguing protective orders for victims of domestic violence in Davis and Weber County.
He brings practical experience and a personal understanding to his practice and his law firm.
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