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Bankruptcy gives an honest debtor a fresh start. Our bankruptcy attorneys provide assistance in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, which are the most common bankruptcy petitions for individuals. When we meet to discuss your situation, we help you determine whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is right for you. Our team prepares and files the paperwork to begin your case and makes sure that any foreclosure or garnishment proceedings pending against you stop. Contact us today to discuss your situation and get the process started. Lay your burdens down. We'll take care of them and take care of them the right way.

Our experienced estate planning attorneys guide you through the process, step by step. Whether you need a will, trust, power of attorney, living will, or guardianship, we can help. We handle all issues related to estate planning, from simple wills, powers of attorney and living wills, to managing the administration of a complex trust or litigating probate issues. Our attorneys assist clients with all sizes and types of assets. Some of our services include:

  • Simple wills
  • Trusts, including living trusts and generation-skipping trusts
  • Powers of attorney of all types
  • Living wills
  • HIPAA authorizations
  • Probating wills
  • Administering trusts and estates
  • Will contest litigation
  • Advising personal representatives or executors in estate administration matters
  • Establishing guardianships and conservatorships for children and adults
  • Selling assets to carry out the wishes of the testator


Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. has extensive experience with divorce, child custody, alimony, and other family law disputes. Our family law attorneys serve clients in all counties throughout Utah, including Salt Lake City, Vernal, Tooele, St. George, and Logan. At every step in the process we keep you informed of the status of your case, and we make sure you always know what to expect.

Our services include:

  • Contested and uncontested divorces
  • Alimony and asset division
  • Child support and custody
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Domestic violence restraining orders

Our lead family law attorney, Tonya Whipple, is ready to help you with your family law needs. Call us today to schedule a consultation. 


Our lead trial attorney Michael Day heads our legal team in personal injury claims and litigation. We help people who have been injured in accidents obtain money or other compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs and losses due to their injury. We offer personal attention to clients in such matters, working with them to structure a claim that meets their needs and goals and treating them the way we would like to be treated under similar circumstances.

We have the resources to handle almost every type of personal injury or wrongful death case, large or small. Whether you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, involved in a semi-trailer collision, or hurt on dangerous or badly maintained premises, we can help you recover financially. If a physician or hospital makes your condition worse, rather than better, because of medical malpractice, our personal injury team knows what to do and how to do it to take care of all of the details involved in pursuing a claim through the system. 

Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. has provided comprehensive services in real estate law since 1944. We offer commercial and residential real estate representation at all stages of the process, from initial contract review to litigating disputes.

Our attorneys know the real estate market in the Salt Lake area. We are familiar with the agents and brokers and deal with them regularly. 

We counsel individuals and businesses seeking legal representation in matters such as:

  • Eminent domain
  • Foreclosure
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Easements
  • Large and small land sales
  • Real estate contact review
  • Right-of-way disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Land use and zoning
  • Permitting
  • Financing
  • Residential home closings
  • Mechanics liens
  • Commercial leases


If you are unable to work full time because of your health and do not earn more than $1,130.00 per month in gross pay, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. If your disability is likely to last for more than 12 months and it is keeping you out of work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

Attorney Phillip Shell and his staff have been helping disabled individuals and their families navigate the complicated Social Security system and get needed Social Security Disability benefits since the 1980's. Attorney's fees are contingent - we are only paid if we win the case for you, and we are paid out of the back pay awarded. Call today to speak with Phil or his staff to see if he can help you with your Social Security Disability claim. 

If you have been hurt or become ill because of the job or if a loved one has died because of a work-related injury or exposure, you may be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits. If an injury was caused or aggravated by your employment, Even if you have pre-existing conditions you may be entitled to workers compensation or occupational disease benefits if your employment was responsible for making it worse.

Attorney Phillip Shell and his staff have been working to help injured workers and their families get needed wage loss and medical benefits in workers compensation and occupational disease claims since 1982. He has successfully represented many injured workers and their families at hearings at the Utah Labor Commission's two locations in Salt Lake City and in Parowan for injuries to workers throughout the State of Utah. Call today to speak with Phil or his staff to see if he can help you with a work injury or occupational disease claim.

Let Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. be your team if you are facing criminal charges. Our attorneys fight for your freedom and your rights from the moment you call us until your case is resolved. We handle all types of misdemeanors and felonies. We take the time and have the experience to help you. 

Criminal charges we can help you with include, but are not limited to, 

  • DUI
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Homicide
  • Burglary or theft
  • Drug crimes
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • False imprisonment

Meet Our Attorneys

David H. Day

Areas of Practice include real estate, corporation and business services, probate and estate planning, and contracts.


Phillip B. Shell

Areas of Practice include workers compensation, occupational disease and death, social security disability, asbestos exposure, and wrongful death.

Michael E. Day

Areas of practice include wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, and serious personal injury.


Nathan Whittaker

Areas of Practice include appellate practice, real estate, and civil litigation.




Tonya L. Whipple

Areas of practice include family law (including adoptions, divorce, custody, and support) and bankruptcy.


The attorneys at Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. bring extensive experience to your case in a variety of practice areas. We provide practical, cost-effective legal services to individuals and businesses throughout Utah. Additional qualities that set us apart include:

Our friendly atmosphere. Everyone who walks in our door is greeted with a smile, and we work hard to maintain a friendly, inviting atmosphere in our office. Our attorneys establish rapport with clients that often leads to lifetime connections.

Our personable attorneys and staff. Every member of our team shares a passion for helping people. Professional yet down-to-earth, we are attentive to client needs at all times. Legal problems can cause anxiety, but our attorneys and staff make the process as stress-free as possible.

Our reputation. Our high client retention rate and large number of referrals from both clients and other law firms speaks to the high trust Day Shell & Liljenquist, L.C. has earned within the Utah legal community. We would love to earn yours as well.

Our creativity. We collaborate with clients to discover new paths to resolution of their legal issues. We aim for win-win situations whenever possible, particularly in family law cases.