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Chad B. McKay graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 1986.  He was admitted to the J. Rueben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and earned the honor of being the Editor of the Journal of Public Law.  He was the President of the International and Comparitive Law Society.  During Law school he clerked in the Weber County Attorney’s Office and for the Law Firm of Skousen, McLaws, Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience. After three years of diligent study, he completed his Juris Doctorate in 1989, followed by admittance into the Utah State Bar Association.  He practices all areas of law.  Chad is licensed to practice in all the courts in the state of Utah as well as the United States Supreme Court.

After gaining experience as a Weber County Juvenile Court Public Defender and as an Associate at a local firm in Ogden, Chad opened his own practice as an attorney in 1991.  Chad served as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Second Judicial District court and was elected by his peers to be the President of the Weber County Bar Association.  He is also a Master in the Rex E. Lee Inns of Court, and has served as a Pupilage leader, and an officer.

Chad has spent the last twenty four years practicing as a successful Attorney, with extensive experience in all areas of law, including:

Personal Injury: Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Semi-truck Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Police Brutality, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Dog Bites, Slips and Falls, Catastrophic Injuries

Family Law: Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody, Adoption

Immigration Law: Juvenile Deferment, Deportation, Citizenship and Residency

Collections: Creditor Collections, Consumer Rights

Criminal Law: DUI, Misdemeanors, Felonies, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Drug Offenses, Weapons Offenses, Sexual Offenses, Juvenile Offenses

Chad enjoys the opportunity to help people in all aspects of the law, and he works hard to ensure that all his clients have their legal needs met.

Childhood and Family Life

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Chad grew up on a small farm in the beautiful town in Utah.  The hours of hard work and dedication that his upbringing on the farm required have instilled in him a work ethic that drives his actions both in the office and in the home.


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Chad is the son of former Utah Congressman K. Gunn McKay, who introduced him to the history of law, taught him about public speaking and legal argument, and inspired him to work hard and live a life full of integrity, faith, and love. The experience, knowledge, and character that Chad received as a young boy have resulted in the caring, skilled, and hard-working Ogden attorney that he is today.

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Chad still lives in the beautiful Ogden valley. He is a loving husband and father of 9 children. He loves to spend time with his family doing a wide variety of activities.  Some of their favorite activities are horse-related fun (including riding the horses, watering and hauling hay in the summertime), hiking, biking, swimming, and simply spending time together.

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The McKay Motto

Don’t Sleep When You Ought To Be Awake

Don’t Stay Awake With Eyes Closed And Hands Folded

Work With Your Hands

Think With Your Head

Love With Your Heart

And Always Remember That

Character Is Capital

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