Jordan Westgate’s practice focuses on family law. She understands the issues presented in such cases are emotionally taxing and difficult to navigate. Ms. Westgate approaches clients with compassion, aiming to mitigate conflict and achieve workable solutions. Her cases involve issues such as divorce, custody, child support, alimony, parentage and guardianship.

Capabilities

Biography

Jordan E. Westgate is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice team. Prior to joining Parsons, Ms. Westgate served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diana Hagen of the Utah Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Paige Petersen of the Utah Supreme Court. In this capacity, she assisted with research and drafted opinions addressing various legal issues. Through this experience, she gained invaluable insight into Utah’s appellate process.

Ms. Westgate attended the University of Miami School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. She was admitted to practice in 2016. During law school, she was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers, an honor society that recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding ability in trial advocacy, oral advocacy and brief writing. Prior to law school, Ms. Westgate graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Accomplishments

Academic

University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016)

Dean’s Achievement Award: Legal Communication & Research Skills I, Mindful Ethics
CALI Excellence Award: Death Penalty Practicum
Academic Achievement Program, Writing Dean’s Fellow
Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, Executive Member
Order of the Barristers, Member

University of Utah (B.S. and B.A., cum laude, 2013)

Majors: Psychology and Political Science
Minor: Spanish
Certificates: Honors College and International Affairs

Professional

Utah Court of Appeals (August 2017 – November 2018)

Utah Supreme Court (January 2019– January 2020)

Associations

Professional

David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inns of Court, Member (2019 – Present)

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Credentials

Licensed

Utah

Education

University of Miami School of Law