Amy Hayes Kennedy


Amy Kennedy began her legal career in 1997 with family law as a central focus of her practice. In 2015, Amy was admitted to the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a national organization of preeminent family law attorneys.

Amy has over twenty years of experience in family law and uses her knowledge-base to help clients resolve disputes with dignity and compassion. She also has a strong background with a wide range of issues, including valuation and distribution of diverse marital assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child custody, child support, and alimony. Amy also assists clients with their essential estate planning needs.

Amy prefers to use collaborative law and mediation as tools to solve even the most complex family law matters because she sees these approaches as the best way to achieve lasting solutions for clients and their families. She is skilled in the courtroom and takes a firm yet compassionate approach to litigation, realizing that family relationships will long outlast legal proceedings.


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • San Jose State University, B.A., Political Science (Public Policy), 1993
    •   With Great Distinction Honors and Departmental Honors

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1997

Professional Associations:

  • Utah State Bar Association: Family Law Section, member, 1997-present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, member, 1997-present
  • Utah Association of Collaborative Professionals (formerly CFLU), 2001-present
    • Past Chair
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
    • Student Member, 1995-1997
    • Attorney and member, 2000-present
  • Young Lawyer’s Division, Utah State Bar, member, 1996-2006
    • Utah State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year, 2003
    • Co-chair Membership, Needs of Children and CLE Committees
  • Utah Supreme Court Ethics and Discipline Screening Panel Member, 2015 – present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, member, 2015 to present.

Other Training and Certifications:

  • Basic and Domestic Mediation, 2000
  • Collaborative Family Law, 2001
  • Private Guardian ad Litem, 2001
  • Mentor Attorney, 2011
Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV