A. Daniel Spencer
Dan has been practicing family law since 2013. In that time, he has helped clients through divorces, custody disputes, adoptions, alimony and child support cases, guardianships, and private child welfare cases. His practice ranges from collaborative law to high-conflict litigation and trial. His clients include parents, spouses, and even children as a private guardian ad litem.
In 2013, Dan co-founded the nonprofit Open Legal Services to provide access to the legal system for low-to middle income Utahns who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn for legal help.
Dan left the nonprofit sector in 2018 and practiced for four years under the eponymous Spencer Family Law before joining the law firm of Scalley Reading Bates Hansen & Rasmussen in 2022. When asked to describe his practice, he calls it “family law and family law-adjacent.”
Dan is currently wrapping up his third and final year as the President of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. During his tenure the organization has quadrupled in size and has been recognized by the international parent organization as the fastest growing chapter in the world.
Outside of his professional life, Dan spends time with his wife and their collective four children, two dogs, and six lizards.