A Legal Legacy Dating Back To 1935

The roots of McKay, Burton & Thurman reach back to 1935 when three well-known Utah lawyers, Henry D. Moyle, David Lawrence McKay and Lynn S. Richards, formed a partnership. Their initial legal practice involved water rights, oil, gas, mining and related matters. Over time the firm added attorneys and it developed into a general practice, full-service law office.

In 1945, Lynn Richards left the firm and was replaced by Wilford M. Burton, who had just completed a successful term as a Salt Lake City judge. At that time, the firm became known as Moyle, McKay & Burton. In April, 1946, Henry D. Moyle resigned his position with the firm after being called to serve as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

William Taft Thurman practiced with the firm from 1951 to 1961, at which time he was appointed by President Kennedy to serve as a United States Attorney General for the District of Utah. After resigning from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1969, William Taft Thurman returned to the firm and later became a named partner, effectively changing the name to McKay, Burton & Thurman.

With the addition of Delyle H. Condie as a named partner in the 1970’s, the firm became known as McKay, Burton, Thurman & Condie. When Delyle H. Condie left the firm in 1988, the name of the firm returned to McKay, Burton & Thurman.

More recently, in 2001, William T. Thurman, who had practiced with the firm since 1974, was appointed to serve as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Utah. And in 2010, Joel T. Marker, who started with McKay Burton & Thurman upon his graduation from the University of Utah in 1984, joined Judge Thurman as a bankruptcy judge for the District of Utah.

McKay, Burton & Thurman

For more than 80 years, McKay, Burton & Thurman has been honored to represent a variety of clients from many walks of life seeking solutions to numerous and diverse legal problems.

Contact us to learn how we can help resolve your legal challenges. Send an email inquiry through this website or call 801-503-9205.