Van Cott, Bagley,Cornwall & McCarthy, P.C. Since 1874 1-800-540-4691, vancott.com

Van Cott is a nationally recognized law firm with a long history of excellence and professional leadership in the Intermountain West. Since 1874, the firm has provided a wide range of legal services to local, national and international clients. The firm represents a wide variety of clients, from publicly-traded Fortune 500 companies, to start-ups and individuals.

Likewise, Van Cott attorneys are diverse, and our impressive women attorneys are key in forging the strong client relationships that have become synonymous with Van Cott.

Before law school, Tacy Hartman, Chair of the firm’s Corporate/M&A Practice Group, served as Assistant State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Allison Librett, a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice Group, served as Executive Director of a local women’s shelter. Florence Vincent, co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, was an ICU nurse before entering the legal field, and Angela Atkin, a member of the Tax, Estate & Benefit Planning Practice Group, is a certified public accountant who worked as an auditor with Grant Thornton, LLP.

Together, Mary Corporon and Kellie Williams, both members of the Family Law Practice Group, founded the first all-woman-owned law firm in Utah. Ms. Corporon—also Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense, White Collar Criminal Defense and Family Law Practice Groups—is one of the few Utah defense attorneys qualified to handle death penalty cases, and Ms. Williams currently serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake.

Karen O'Brien, member of the firm’s Securities Practice Group, previously acted as regular outside counsel to investment banks, media conglomerates and for the Government of Venezuela in connection with public and private issuances of debt and equity.

Kelley Marsden, a member of the Litigation Section and Appellate Practice Group, is a former Ninth Circuit clerk, and also co-chairs the networking arm of the Utah Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.

Jennifer Whitlock and Mary Jane Galvin-Wagg are members of the firm’s Litigation Section and experienced trial and appellate litigators. Ms. Whitlock enjoys cycling, skiing and traveling; Ms. Galvin-Wagg is a certified yoga teacher and the creator of Yoga for Lawyers, as well as secretary-treasurer of the Young Benefactors Council at the UMFA.

Heidi Gordon, practices in the areas of business and real estate, and is an accomplished runner who has participated in many full and half marathons.

Nicole Deforge’s practice focuses on intellectual property, including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and licensing, while still making time for hobbies such as skiing with her family, gardening and gourmet cooking.