Attorney at Law
Owner: The Law Office of John V. Coy, since 2001
Bar Admission: Utah State Bar, 1996
Professional Memberships: Litigation Section, Utah State Bar; Family Law Section, Utah State Bar
Juris Doctorate: Brigham Young University Law School, 1996
Bachelor of Arts: International Relations, 1991
Language Study: Greek and German
After graduation from law school, Mr. Coy worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals, from 1996 to 2001. There, he worked directly with Administrative Law Judges, drafting probate decisions, assisting at hearings, and handling all aspects of federal trust land probate cases. In 2001, Mr. Coy started his own law practice in Salt Lake City. In addition to his current primary practice areas, he has previous legal experience in contract drafting and review, and criminal defense.
While attending law school, Mr. Coy pioneered a program with the Salt Lake City Office of U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, assisting individuals having difficulty dealing with federal agencies. Before entering law school, Mr. Coy worked for two years in Washington D.C., at a respected public policy research institution. While pursuing his undergraduate education, Mr. Coy’s studies included an intensive German language program at Christian Albrechts University, in Kiel, Germany, and independent Greek language studies while serving an L.D.S. mission, in New York City, and Athens, Greece.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Coy’s personal interests include: backpacking, cycling, nature, wildlife, photography, travel, public policy, history, foreign language and culture, reading, college football, the Utah Jazz, and a good dog.