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Michael A. Jensen

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Kirton McConkie Building
50 East South Temple
Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Jensen is a member of the firm's Family and Elder law, and Litigation, Trials & Appeals sections. While well-versed in many legal matters, he is most passionate about legal help for Utah seniors, such as guardianships, conservatorships and probate and trust litigation. He has extensive experience addressing elder law issues such as the preparation of estate documents, appointments of personal representatives for decedent estates and Medicaid consultations.

Mr. Jensen's diverse training and professional background enhance his exceptional service to clients. His personal touch when assisting clients through the stressful events and challenges that often occur in elder law helps clients find peace of mind through an assertive yet approachable service style. He has established a reputation among his Utah elder law clients, colleagues and courts for being dedicated, competent and providing caring guidance and quality service for everyone he works with.

Mr. Jensen is dedicated to being proactive in solving elder law problems while being efficient and mindful of the balance between effectively protecting a client's interests without incurring unnecessary legal actions or fees. He is available to make house calls or visits to elder care facilities when clients are unable to travel to his Salt Lake City office.

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Experience

  • Utah Supreme Court reversed the trial court in favor of Client in a major trust litigation case
  • Utah Court of Appeals reversed the trial court in favor of Client in a modification of alimony
  • Utah Supreme Court reversed the trial court in favor of Client against the State of Utah in an Elder Law case

Click to view the three appellate opinions

Publications

Click here for a library of articles on topics such as guardianship and conservatorship, advanced health directives, wills and estates, probate and trusts, medicaid, long-term care and elderly abuse.

Presentations

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995

Harvard Business School, M.B.A., 1970

University of Utah, B.S., Physics and Math, cum laude, 1964

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1995
Other Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1996

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Legal Elite: International

Affiliations

Utah State Bar Chair, Legislative Committee for the Estate Planning and Elder Law Sections, 2011 - present

Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1996 to present

Utah State Bar Chair, Committee on Law and Aging, 2008

Community/Civic Involvement

President, Utah Aging Alliance, 2012 - 2013

Treasurer and Board Member, Utah Aging Alliance, 2006 - 2010

President, Alzheimer's Association, 2006

Board Member, Alzheimer's Association, 2001 - 2007

Board Member and Vice President, Sarah Daft Assisted Living Facility, 2000 - 2003