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Attorney David Bird

David L. Bird



David L. Bird



David L. Bird (born Salt Lake City, Utah) joined McKay, Burton & Thurman in 1979 and is the longest tenured attorney at the firm. David is an experienced and well respected attorney in the legal community, and he has received an ‘AV' attorney rating from his peers, the highest attorney rating available. David is capable of developing strategies to assert and protect his clients' interests in both transactional and litigious circumstances. His practice areas include Business and Corporate Law, Real Property Law, Franchising, and Litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Tort Law
  • Real Property (Real Estate) Law
  • Franchising
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


  • AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Bar, Member, Real Property Section, 1979
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, Member


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975