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At York Howell, our sole focus and objective is to provide the best estate, tax, business planning, real estate law, and litigation in the Intermountain West. To achieve this, we uphold rigorous standards for every attorney and staff member within our firm.

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We consider it a tremendous honor to represent our clients. We recognize the multitude of options in the market. Therefore, we have been meticulous in our selection process, choosing attorneys and staff who align with our fundamental core values. This deliberate approach has enabled us to assemble a team of professionals that we wholeheartedly believe is second to none. These individuals are not only highly skilled but also exceptional in their interpersonal skills, demonstrating genuine care for each client and their unique challenges.


A Firm Built on Four Values

The foundation of our firm is predicated on 4 fundamental values that we require to be pervasive in all of our interactions with our clients. These values are Connection, Artistry, Generosity, and Excellence.

“C A G E”

01. Connection

At York Howell, our attorneys are dedicated to fostering enduring relationships with our clients. We believe that true connections go beyond the billable hours. Even when one specific matter concludes, we want you to consider us your go-to choice for any future issues. We understand that long-term relationships are built on genuine connections, not mere transactions, and we are deeply committed to this principle. Our attorneys invest time not only in comprehending the legal matters at hand but, more importantly, in understanding your goals as a client.

02. Artistry

The legal landscape is undergoing profound transformations. Online resources and artificial intelligence are set to reshape how clients handle their legal requirements. However, what technology can never replace is the artistry required in analyzing highly intricate issues that clients confront, understanding the legal resources at their disposal, and artistically employing those resources to craft a favorable resolution.

03. Generosity

The legal field is frequently seen as transactional in nature. However, we perceive it as a relational business, and we firmly uphold the principle that generosity is a cornerstone of strong relationships. This is why we make it a point to be generous with our time and expertise, extending this generosity to our colleagues, clients, and the community.

04. Excellence

While excellence is the final value, it is equally vital as the rest, and, like them, is one of the cornerstones of our firm. We are committed to ensuring that our clients experience the utmost quality standards in every interaction with us, starting from their initial contact with our office and persisting throughout our legal representation and the desired outcomes we aim to achieve.


Relating to another on a deeper level where lasting bonds are made and meaningful community is created.


Creative skill to take endeavors to a higher, more expressive level.


Giving of your time, efforts or resources without receiving back as in trade, lessening of yourself for the benefit of others.


Striving for a high standard of quality even when more effort is required, refusal to settle for mediocrity in one’s endeavors.

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York Howell was formed in 2013 by David R. York and Andrew L. Howell. David and Andrew had practiced law at previous larger law firms in the Salt Lake City area. They quickly realized that the legal profession was failing to keep up to speed with the changing times. Long gone are the days of the generalist attorney, i.e. the attorney that can handle a litigation matter for you and also draft your Last Will and Testament.

The fact is, the law is extremely complicated and becoming more so all the time. As our firm has grown from 2 attorneys to 20, we have concentrated partnering with those other attorneys who are recognized as the expert in their very specific areas of the law. We find that our clients have multifaceted issues that need to be addressed in their own unique way. We have been fortunate to attract some of the best legal minds in regard to our 4 main practice areas of Estate and Tax Planning, Business Planning and Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Litigation. Our growth has occurred organically, responding to what we see as the needs of our clients.

Our proven professionals are available to assist in any way we can.