Upon completing his legal education, Justin Cutler worked as an attorney in Sacramento, California, primarily practicing in the areas of business, real estate, entertainment, employment, and estate planning. His years working with clients on a wide variety of legal matters provided practical legal experience but his background in economics also made him finely attuned to the frustrating inefficiency that is standard in the legal industry.

Wanting to make a difference, Justin returned to his home state of Utah to found J.Cutler Law. His aim was to offer exceptional legal service but without the frustrating guesswork that stems from high-hourly attorney rates and vague timetables. J.Cutler Law was founded on the belief that the legal community is way past due on adjusting to modern, customer-friendly, economic practices.

J. Cutler Law opened its doors in 2016. Since then, the firm has facilitated the success of many small businesses and entrepreneurs and has helped establish the peace of mind of several individuals and families with practical, cost-saving estate plans.

J. Cutler Law was a success. So much so that Justin could not keep up with the rising demand for services without bringing on another attorney. That’s where Justin Riley comes in.

Justin Riley has a wealth of experience and expertise in the practice areas of business, real estate, and estate planning so joining forces with J. Cutler Law was a natural fit. So together, Cutler | Riley was formed in August 2019. The same great law firm and reputation, just more ability to meet the rising demand for affordable, customer-friendly legal services.




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Founding Partner

Justin Cutler

From working at the well respected firm, Smith, McDowell, & Powell, to opening his own practice, J. Cutler Law, Justin has worked for hundreds of business, real estate, and estate planning clients. When Justin is not working he enjoys spending his time with his wife and two children and his interests include sports, hiking, biking, film, and chess.



Juris Doctor, 2014

B.S., Economics, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar Association, Member

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Member

  • California State Bar Association, Member

  • Utah Division of Real Estate, Licensed Agent

  • Federal District Court, Member

Bar Admissions

  • California, Utah

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founding partner

Justin Riley

With an advanced law degree in real estate laws awarded with distinction, Justin H. Riley, Esq. prides himself on being a responsive, client-centered professional committed to helping individuals and organizations obtain success through cutting edge strategies, and extensive asset protection and planning expertise while emphasizing his practice in business, estate planning, real property, collections, and bankruptcy law.

His real estate experience includes complex transactions involving: real estate litigation, purchase and sale, securitization, leasing, finance, title, environmental law, taxation, investment, development, zoning, permitting, subdivision, land use, common interest communities, construction defect, and mechanic’s and construction liens.

For over thirteen years, Justin has practiced in the States of Utah and California representing individuals and business owners, non-profit organizations, municipalities, local utility districts, property managers, condominium and home owner associations as general counsel as well as in collections.

Justin H. Riley, Esq. has served in many civic and religious leadership positions including as a Bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a two-year mission in Houston, Texas from 1997-1999. He is an Eagle Scout and has coached youth sports and led BSA Scouting programs for many years. He loves spending time with his family outdoors and singing. He is a published author and loves to write and read science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels. He strives to provide service to others beyond their expectations.


Activities & Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar Association, Member

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Member

  • California State Bar Association, Member

  • Federal District Court, Member

  • Utah State Bar Bankruptcy Collections, Member

Bar Admissions

  • California, Utah


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

LL.M (Master of Laws, Real Estate Law) “with Honors“, 2006

South Texas College of Law Houston

Juris Doctor

Brigham Young University

B.A., English


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Associate Attorney

Donna Evans

A varied and successful business career is among the many talents that Donna brings to J. Cutler Law. Over her career, Donna has successfully owned and operated Horizon Health Ins. Agency for more than 20 years and has owned a real estate investment/management company for over 10 years. She was also the Mayor of West Jordan from 1998-2002. Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and grandchild and her hobbies include cooking, organic gardening, traveling, volunteering, and golf.



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2018

University of Utah

B.S. Political Science, cum laude, 2015

Activities & Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar Association, Member

Bar Admission

  • Utah