Cathleen Gilbert

AV Peer Review Rating*


University of Utah, College of Law, J.D., 1994
Senior Staff Member, Utah Law Review, 1993-94
Junior Staff Member, Journal of Contemporary Law, 1992-93
1993 Moot Court, Fifth Place - Best Written Brief
University of Utah, Honors B.A., Accounting, 1984

Practice Areas

Outside General Counsel for businesses
Business Formation, including Limited Liability Companies, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, Partnerships and Tax-exempt Organizations
Estate and Tax Planning
Domestic Agreements and Divorce
Guardianships and Conservatorships

Prior Professional Experience

Wood Crapo, LLC, Of Counsel, 2001-2006
Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler, Attorney, 1998 – 2001
Parry, Murray, Ward & Lawrence, Attorney, 1994 – 1998
Utah Supreme Court, Extern Clerk to the Honorable I. Daniel Stewart, 1994
Deloitte & Touche, Senior Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, 1986-1991
University of Utah, College Accounting Instructor, 1990-1991

Admitted to Practice

Utah Supreme Court
United States District Court, for the Districts of Utah

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Member, Utah State Bar Association, 1994 to present
Member, Utah State Bar Business Law, Estate Planning, Litigation, Elder Law, and Family Law Sections
Member, American Bar Association, 1994 to 2007
Member, Salt Lake County and Davis County Bar Associations
Certified Public Accountant, 1988 to present
Member, Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (“UACPA”), 1988 to present
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1988 to present
Member, American Women’s Society of CPA’s

Community Involvement

Board Member Davis Performing Arts Association, 2012-present
Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee 2013-2015
Co-Chair Utah State Bar 2013, Fall Forum
Chair of Solo & Small Firm Section of the Utah State Bar, 2012-13
Recipient of Utah State Bar Section of Year Award 2013 While Chair of Section
United Way Planned Giving Advisory Council, 1997 to 2012
Women Lawyers Initiative on the Advancement and Retention of Women Committee 2007-2010
Women Lawyers of Utah Board Member 2010-2013
UACPA Political Action Committee Member, 2006-2007
Utah Radiation Control Board Member and Board Vice President, 1998-2002
UACPA Board Member, 1999-2000
UACPA Professional Conduct Committee Chairperson, 1997-2000
Utah State Bar Needs of Children Committee Member, 1997-2000
Volunteer in Third District Court, Friends of Court program
Utah Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees President, 1989 to 1990
Evaluator for Utah Judicial Performance Appellate Review Pilot Program, 2012

Presentations and Publications

Ms. Gilbert lectures frequently on the topic of Estate Planning
Speaker at Utah Office of the State Treasurer’s 1st Annual Women in the Money, Utah Financial Empowerment Conference, April 22, 2019, "What you Need to Have in Place Before the Unspeakable"
Moderator, Ethics Panel, UACPA Annual Conference, December 1997, Salt Lake City
Course Instructor: “Family Limited Partnerships”, AICPA, October 1997, Salt Lake City
Seminar Presenter: “Estate Planning”, FHP Residents’ Retreat, May 1998, Bryce Canyon
Utah Law Review, “Should the Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker Be Held Responsible for Hazardous Waste?” Vol. No. 2, 1994, p. 871.
Journal of Contemporary Law, “Allowing the Press to Suppress an Individual’s Right to Privacy”, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1993, p. 252.
Moderated Panel on “Lessons in Lawyering” at 2012 Spring Bar Convention for Utah State Bar
Presenter, October 5, 2012, Annual Meeting of AASLH (American Association for State and Local History).
Moderated various Panel presentations at monthly Utah State Bar Meetings


Speaks German

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