Our Attorneys

Lowe, Hutchinson, and Cottingham is a Salt Lake City law firm consisting of several experienced attorneys. Each of the firm’s lawyers specializes in a unique set of practice areas.

Thomas E. Lowe

Thomas E. Lowe received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law, and has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1979. He is also licensed to practice in the federal courts and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Lowe is a shareholder and president of the law firm. His practice focuses on business organizations, family law matters, commercial litigation, real estate, probate and estate planning.

Stephen F. Hutchinson

Stephen F. Hutchinson received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law, and has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1973. He is also licensed to practice in the federal courts and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hutchinson is a shareholder and vice president of the firm. He also serves as Canon Chancellor and General Counsel to the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mark’s Hospital. Mr. Hutchinson’s practice is limited to not-for-profit organizations, employment and dispute consultations, mediation and estate planning.

J. Scott Cottingham

J. Scott Cottingham received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1989. He has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1989. He is also licensed to practice in the federal courts. Mr. Cottingham is a shareholder and vice president of the firm. Mr. Cottingham’s practice focuses mainly on family law, wills and trusts, and mediation matters. He has been a member of the Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah since 2002.

Russell Minas

Russell Minas received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1989. He provides comprehensive family law services involving divorce, child custody, child support, parent-time, post-decree modification, paternity, child abuse, protective orders, stalking injunctions, adoption, guardianship, parental rights and juvenile matters. He has handled thousands of court cases, provides private family mediation services and is a fully trained collaborative professional.

Mr. Minas is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a longtime member and past chair of the Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar Family Law Section. He is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated, is a past Utah State Bar Family Law Attorney of the Year and has been listed in Utah Business Magazine's Legal Elite for Family Law. He is also a past executive director and current trustee of the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. He also serves on other family law-related boards and committees including the Utah Online Court Assistance Policy Board and the Utah Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Russell is a husband and father, and enjoys skiing the mountains, exploring the deserts and rafting the rivers of the American West.