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The Law Offices of Raymond Rounds
2650 Washington Boulevard, #102
Ogden UT 84401
Phone: (801) 621-4015
Fax: (801) 337-4006
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Raymond B. Rounds

Raymond B. Rounds

Owner since 1992
Retired Lt. Col, USAF Reserves, Asst. Staff Judge Advocate
Location:
Ogden, Utah
Phone:
(801) 621-4015
Fax:
(801) 337-4006
Email:

Active Duty Lawyer: (1987-1991) United States Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting offenses in federal court. Extensive trial experience both as military prosecutor and defense lawyer including bench and jury trials. Member of Child Advocacy Committee, Assistant Chief of Military Justice, Chief of Administrative Law and Claims with experience in civil property damage, personal injury and medical malpractice actions for and against the federal government and general legal advice to the base commander. Three years named as Tax Officer helping literally thousands of military members with personal income tax, tax form preparation, collection of federal and state tax forms, distribution of tax forms throughout Alaska, research of tax issues, wills, powers of attorney, guardianships, and estate planning.

Private Practice:(1992-Present) Ogden, Utah. General practice in civil and criminal activities, creditor/debtor actions and tax issues. I have represented literally hundreds of divorcing parties, consumer and commercial creditors, claimants, and defendants in all aspects from litigation to collection and general domestic relations. The taxation portion of the practice has included issues on state and federal income taxation, business planning taxation, and criminal defense representation for alleged intentional tax evasion. The estate planning aspect of the practice has included all concepts of estate planning including wills, trusts, Medicaid and probate for individuals and business owners, including tax reduction analysis as necessary. I am involved in real estate transactions, and adult criminal and juvenile representations. My activities have demanded my appearance in Utah Justice Courts, hundreds of appearances before Commissioners, virtually all Utah District Courts, and the federal court system.

Courts in which I have practiced and the general character of my practice of law over the course of my legal career:

  • Idaho District Courts - Divorce (as part of legal clinic curriculum)
  • Military Courts - Criminal
  • U.S. District Court (Utah) - Criminal tax matters
  • Federal Magistrate's Court (Alaska) - Criminal, misdemeanor and traffic offenses
  • First, Second, Third and Fourth District Courts of Utah - Logan and Brigham City Departments, Ogden, Layton and Farmington Departments, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Murray, Sandy Departments, Orem and Provo Departments. Innumerable appearances before Commissioners. Cases include, but not exclusively, domestic relations, business litigation, real estate, probate, name changes, criminal, misdemeanors and felonies, commercial and consumer collections, civil litigation
  • Federal Bankruptcy Court Bankruptcy Debtor/creditor representation
  • Second District Juvenile Courts (Ogden, Farmington and Salt Lake) Juvenile
  • United States Tax Court - Redetermination of Deficiency

I have spent literally hundreds of hours in court appearances both in trials and in many other court proceedings. Currently I spend more than 65% of my time in courts and over 90% of my time doing activities leading to court appearances.

Areas of Practice

  • International Business Transactions
  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI/DWI
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Family Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Probate & Estate Administration

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1992
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Utah, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 1987

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. - June, 1992
  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Course Work - 1985
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • J.D. - December, 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Idaho Law Review, Lead Articles Editor, 1985 - 1986
  • Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Honors: Student of the Year - Geography
    • Honors: Gamma Theta Upsilon - National Honors Society

Published Works

  • Four educational presentations for teaching elementary school age children about courtroom law, American Bar Association Publication

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List (University of Idaho), 1986 - Present
  • Idaho Law Review - Lead Articles Editor (University of Idaho), 1985 - 1986
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon - National Honors Society (Weber State University), 1981 - Present
  • Student of the Year (Weber State University), 1981 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Weber County Bar Association, Former Secretary/Treasurer, 1992 - Present
  • Utah Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • United States Air Force Reserves, JAG Officer, Lt. Col., Retired
  • South Ogden City Board of Adjustments, Board Member, 1996 - 2013
  • South Ogden City Planning Commission , 2014 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Special Needs Troop 2, Assistant Scout Master, 1997 - 2007
  • United States Air Force Active Duty, Asst. Staff Judge Advocate, Captain (Honorable Discharge), 1987 - 1991

Past Employment Positions

  • South Ogden City, City Council Member, 1996 - 2004
  • United States Air Force, Lt. Col, JAG Reserves, Retired
  • United States Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Active Duty Lawyer, 1987 - 1991
  • United States Air Force, Captain (Honorable Discharge), 1987 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Golden Hours Senior Center, 1997 - Present

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Italian
  • German

Proudly serving the entire Wasatch Front, including the counties of Weber/Morgan/Davis, Salt Lake/Summit/Tooele, Utah/Wasatch, and Box Elder/Cache/Rich