Lowe, Hutchinson, Cottingham & Hall 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 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 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 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 and is licensed to practice in the federal courts. Mr. Cottingham is a shareholder and vice president of the firm. His practice focuses mainly on family law (divorce, custody, modifications, step-parent adoptions, protective orders, etc.), wills and trusts, and minor criminal defense matters. He has been a member of the Utah Association of Collaborative Professionals since 2002 and has been on its Board of Directors since 2014. If you are interested in resolving your case collaboratively, go to https://utahacp.org/ and see Mr. Cottingham’s listing there. He is also listed among Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite, Family Law in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Brent Salazar Hall practices civil litigation with a focus on family law including, divorce, custody, juvenile court child welfare cases, adoptions, guardianships, third party custody cases, grandparents cases, cases involving the Division of Child and Family Services, child abuse and neglect cases, and juvenile court delinquency cases. Brent also serves as a Private Guardian ad Litem in district court matters, as well as a conflict Guardian ad Litem in Juvenile court matters. Brent has practiced in Utah since 2004, having previously served as a Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake and as a Public Defender for Parents before the Juvenile Court in Child Welfare matters.
Brent is a past member of the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Juvenile Procedure (2007-2018) and the Third District Court’s Family Dependency Drug Court Executive Management Committee (2007-2015). Brent currently serves on the Utah State Bar’s Family Law Section Executive Committee and volunteers with the House of Hope (Board of Trustees) and the Father’s and Families Coalition of Utah (Executive Board). Brent has presented on family law issues for organizations including the Utah State Bar, the Utah Court Improvement Program, CASA, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Utah Psychological Association, and the Parental Defense Alliance of Utah.
Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, Family Law (multiple years)
Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell