Bert L. Dart


Before retiring, Bert’s law practice focused on divorce, primarily involving cases with large marital estates and complex financial issues. He had a reputation of being a strong and fair advocate for his clients. Throughout his career, he has been active in community service and Bar Association activities, serving as President for the Utah State Bar Association and as chairman for a number of civic and community service foundations. Bert was named Outstanding Domestic Lawyer of the Year in 1986 and 1987, and is an inaugural recipient of the Utah State Bar’s Professionalism Award for actions representing the highest standards of fairness, integrity, and civility. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1961

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 1961
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1961
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1965

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar Association
    • President, 1986-87
    • Chairman of the Family Law Section, 1984-85
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
    • President, 1978-79
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Chairman, Utah Legal Services Board of Trustees
  • Chairman, Utah Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
  • Chairman, Utah State Judicial Conduct Commission
  • Member, Community Action Program Board
  • Member, Crossroads Urban Center Board of Directors
  • Member, Utah State Bar Commission
  • Member, Utah State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Trained Mediator in Domestic Relations


  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
  • Utah State Bar Professionalism Award, 2006
  • “Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year,” Utah State Bar Association, 1986-87

Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV