Rebecca Long Okura
Rebecca is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. While living in Washington D.C., Rebecca worked on numerous transactional and litigation cases: business contract disputes, tobacco litigation, criminal and juvenile cases, commercial real estate litigation, employment disputes, taxes and asset protection, and mergers and acquisitions. She held legal and law clerk positions with The Nature Conservancy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the law firms of Silver Freedman & Taft LLP, and Krooth & Altman LLP. She was a Summer Associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia. Also, during law school Rebecca represented juvenile criminal defendants as part of Georgetown’s clinical program. She also became a trained Victim’s Reparations Mediator in juvenile criminal cases in D.C. In addition, she worked as a licensed private investigator in Virginia during law school.
After falling in love with mountains while taking a summer semester of law school at The University of Innsbruck, Austria (where one of her professors was the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist), Rebecca toured the United States looking for a home that had mountainous natural beauty. The first day she was in Salt Lake City, she decided that this was her new home.
Rebecca graduated from law school in 2000 and immediately moved to Utah and began to practice law here. In December 2004, Rebecca left a medium-sized family law firm to create her own firm which now has three lawyers, two paralegals, and two support staff employees. She has focused her practice on Family Law litigation and mediation. Rebecca also enjoys helping small companies and non-profits with contracts, business formation, and other legal issues.
Rebecca is a Utah Court-Rostered Domestics Mediator. She sits on two Utah State Bar Committees: the Character & Fitness Committee and the New Lawyer Training Program Committee. Rebecca also enjoys being a mentor for new lawyers within the New Lawyer Training Program.
Rebecca is also a mom, a Sherlockian scholar, a Wodehouse fan, and a sinophile who has been studying Mandarin since December 2011.
Katie is an experienced family law and estate planning practitioner. She also has a background in business, employment and contract law working as both an associate attorney and in-house counsel for companies and law firms located in both Utah County and Salt Lake Counties.
Katie received an undergraduate degree with honors in Environmental Health, Science and Policy from the University of California, Irvine and a law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.
Katie is originally from Utah and returned to Salt Lake in 2005, in part, because of the proximity to the mountains where she can often be found trail running, mountain biking, backcountry skiing and rock climbing in her free time.
Hayli is a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming School of Law school. While attending law school, Hayli was a student attorney for the University’s Civil Legal Clinic and she became the Student Director of the clinic. Hayli also spent several years as a court clerk for Utah District Court in Farmington and Morgan Utah. Hayli is currently acting as a law clerk until she is sworn into the Utah State Bar. She is fluent in Spanish.