Matt Wadsworth earned his Bachelor’s from the University of Utah in Economics where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he graduated in the top third of his class and earned the Cali Award in Real Estate Finance and Development and the top grade in Land Use and Development.
Upon admittance to the Utah State Bar Association, he was offered a position with the largest foreclosure firm in Utah, Lundberg & Associates. During this time he managed the processing of thousands of foreclosures and post foreclosure eviction files, giving him the experience and skill to handle Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys’ expansive mortgage lending practices litigation.
He is also the firm’s legislative liaison and handles its lobbying needs. Matt’s most recent legislative work with the Utah legislature was sponsoring House Bill 299 with Gage Froerer, which amended the State’s unlawful detainer statute.
Matt practices in the areas of residential and commercial foreclosures, workouts, personal injury, real estate, title, evictions, landlord/tenant law, debt collections, and consumer law, appraisal litigation, loan fraud and bankruptcy. He has significant expertise in the Federal Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Although, Matt has an extensive history in civil litigation and real estate transaction areas, his current primary focuses are in the areas of Bankruptcy, Family Law, Divorce, Child Support and Alimony in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo areas.
With over 400 hours of family law related trial experience he is very knowledgeable as to all family law related matters from complex business valuation cases to custody battles. He also files roughly 100 bankruptcy cases per year and has extensive experience in adversary proceedings.
He has been a featured author in the Utah Family Law Journal, Attorney at Law and the Utah Business Manual. He has been ranked by Super Lawyers in multiple years as well as being named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Top 10 Utah Bankruptcy Attorney and Top 10 Family Law Lawyer in multiple years.
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