Kayla H. Quam


Kayla Quam has a deep-rooted passion for family law—a passion that is apparent in her work and advocacy. Kayla’s chief aim is to help make the best of a difficult time for her clients. Because of that, she works tirelessly on behalf of her clients, recognizing that family law involves the most pressing and emotional issues a client will face. Whether zealously advocating for a client in court or helping to bridge a gap in informal settlement talks, Kayla provides her clients a sense of calm throughout all stages of domestic law.


  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • J.D., Cum Laude
    • Utah Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
    • Traynor Moot Court, Finalist (twice named best oralist; third place best brief)
    • David T. Lewis Award, Recipient
  • Westminster College
    • B.A., Philosophy, Magnum Cum Laude

Utah State Bar Activity:

  • Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member, Secretary (2022–2023)
  • Women Lawyers of Utah Career Advancement Committee, Committee Member
  • Attorney Well-Being Committee, Committee Member
  • New Lawyer Training Program Committee, Past Committee Member (2017—July 2019)
  • Pro Se Calendar and Family Law Clinic, Volunteer, January 2013–present


  • Unsettled Issue in a Divorce Suit: Should Granted, Unvested Stock Options Constitute a Marital Asset or a Separate Asset?, Utah State Bar Journal, Jan/Feb 2021, at 17.
  • Unfinished Business of Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: The Military’s Unconstitutional Ban on Transgender Individuals, 2015 Utah Law Review 721
  • What Employers and Employees Need to Know about the FMLA, Zions Community Magazine (January 2016)


  • Work Relationship Health: Data-Driven Tips on Building Relationships from Mentees-Turned-Mentors, Women Lawyers of Utah Retreat (May 7, 2022)
  • Keeping Up with the Recent Changes in Family Law Rules and Statutes, Utah State Bar CLE (November 22, 2021)
  • Handling Stock Options in a Divorce Case, Utah State Bar Summer Convention in Sun Valley (July 29, 2021)
  • Amendments to the New Lawyer Training Program, Utah State Bar Summer Convention in Sun Valley (July 20, 2019)


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022
  • Utah Business, Legal Elite, 2022
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2019 and 2021
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., Top 10 Under 40 Award (multiple years)
  • Traynor Moot Court, Finalist (twice named best oralist; third place best brief), 2015
  • David T. Lewis Award, Recipient, 2015
  • Service Award, S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah), 2015