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Professional Yet Approachable

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, we recognize that the firm you choose to represent you in your legal matter might be the most important and impactful decision you make in life. We do not take our responsibility to serve you lightly. Our team maintains a manageable caseload to ensure that we deliver truly personalized and attentive service to every client. We also take the time to educate clients on their rights and options so that you can make informed decisions that reflect your family’s best interests. From our office in Draper, our Salt Lake County lawyers are calm and level-headed, capable of approaching your case thoughtfully without sacrificing the results-driven determination needed to achieve positive results.

Practicing family law, divorce, estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense, Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC is the full-service firm that can help you navigate many of life’s greatest challenges. We encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

Experience the Difference

  • Experienced

    The right attorney makes all the difference. Our attorneys are experienced, transparent and dedicated to your goals.

  • 30-Min Consultation

    We understand that you have questions, our Firm will provide you with a 30-minute no-obligation consultation with an Attorney.

  • Preparation

    Family Law matters are complex; we ensure that all of our clients are thoroughly educated and prepared along the way.

  • Personalized Approach

    No two cases are the same. Our Approach is tailored specifically to your goals.

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Meet Our Team

Professional. Confident. Approachable.
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    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
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    Ryan Ficklin


    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
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    Keith L. Johnson


    Keith joined Eric M. Swinyard & Associates in Fall 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney in various types of legal cases. He has successfully guided hundreds of individuals through Utah’s court system. Keith previously worked at an established civil litigation firm in Salt Lake as well as a mid-sized regional law firm. He has substantive experience in a variety of practice areas and is now primarily devoted to serving individuals involved in family law cases. Keith ...
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    Mark Hales


    Mark Hales has over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. He handles all types of domestic matters, including custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, modifications, and adoptions. In addition, he defends clients charged with domestic violence and abuse, stalking, violations of protective orders, and other and criminal charges. Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters and is also a certified ...
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    Justin Stringfellow


    Justin Stringfellow has practiced family law in Utah for 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience to Eric Swinyard & Associates in areas such as divorce, custody, paternity, modifications, child support, and adoption proceedings. In the early years of his career, Justin appeared on an estimated 1,500 Protective Order matters. He is an expert in dealing with abuse and domestic violence components in family law matters. As such, he was distinguished by Utah's Domestic Violence Coalition. Justin ...
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    Eliza Crespo


    Eliza Crespo is an associate attorney at Eric Swinyard & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eliza practiced estate planning in Utah. Eliza offers a fresh set of eyes to difficult situations and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate legal services to her clients. Through personal experience, she appreciates the impact of a listening ear and an effective advocate, especially during times of challenge or transition. Eliza obtained her bachelor’s degree and law degree from ...


Real Clients. Real Results. 
  • Eric did an awesome job.

    “Eric did an awesome job for my heavily contested custody case. Each of the professionals we worked with seemed to speak very highly of him. It was clear that he's passionate about his job and he gives ...”

    - Gavin S.
  • I would definitely refer them to others for any legal needs!

    “I worked with Eric and his team during a stalking case. They were awesome to work with! They kept me informed and comfortable through the entire process! I would definitely refer them to others for ...”

    - Mallory H.
  • He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

    “Eric was very knowledgeable about the process and explained the options available without pressuring me into something I was not comfortable with. He is very prompt with his responses to emails and ...”

    - Amy Lee
  • He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

    “Eric is an outstanding attorney. He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood. I always felt comfortable and ...”

    - Thomas M.
  • I have had an absolutely positive experience through and through with them. They’re professional, empathetic, and ethical. I wish I could give more than 5 stars.

    “It takes a lot to say that you love the experience you had with your lawyer, but it’s true. Ryan Ficklin is awesome. Eric Swinyard is awesome. I have had an absolutely positive experience through and ...”

    - Nicolle G.

See What Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC Can Do for You

With a primary focus on family law and divorce, Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC offers compassionate and results-driven representation for people navigating some of life’s most emotional and challenging legal matters. We can help you file for divorce, navigate a child custody battle, fairly divide marital property and debts, adopt a child, and resolve any pressing family-related dispute. Our Draper-based attorneys have guided people and families from all walks of life through the complexities of the family court system in Salt Lake County and Utah County.

In addition to family law, Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC offers services in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, and personal injury. We approach every case with professionalism and confidence, always thinking outside the box to find creative and effective solutions. Though we strive to resolve legal matters at the negotiation table, we are never afraid to fight for our clients in the courtroom when the case calls for litigation. Our team is proud of the impact we have on our clients’ lives and look forward to serving you with the poise and approachability we are known for.

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