Reid Tateoka

  • Attorney






Reid Tateoka has been litigating, enforcing, collecting, and defending on behalf of creditors, debtors, and individuals, protecting their rights for over 35 years. His Utah Supreme Court case of Reid v. Mutual of Omaha continues to be the landmark case allowing landlords to collect future rents. He has lectured numerous times to attorneys and businesses on successful collection strategies, including bankruptcy litigation. Reid has been called as an expert in the field of construction law. He has received numerous awards for his trial work, landlord-tenant collection, divorce and pro bono work.  Reid is one of the 2017 Legal Elite. He is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Lawyers of Utah. He currently serves on various boards of directors for nonprofit organizations.  He is admitted to practice in all Utah State Courts, Utah Federal District Courts, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.  His practice areas consist of Landlord Tenant, Collections, Construction Law, Family Law, Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Litigation.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Wills
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Tort Law

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: Regional international Moot Court
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Tau Beta Pi
    • Honors: Member: Moot Court Team
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1978
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Mortar Board

Representative Cases

  • Reid v. Mutual of Omaha Ins. Co, 776 P.2d 896 (Utah 1989), 1998, Utah Supreme Court
  • Kasco Services Corp v. Benson, 831 P.2d 84 (Utah 1992), 1992, Utah Supreme Court
  • Bagley v. Bagley, 2016 UT 48 (Utah Supreme Court 2016), 2016, Utah Supreme Court
  • Rupp v. Moffo, 358 P.3d 1060 (Utah 2015), 2015, Utah Supreme Court
  • Bennion v. Gulf Oil, 716 P 2d. 267 (Utah 1985), 1985, Utah Supreme Court
  • Bennion v. Gulf Oil, 716 P 2d. 267 (Utah 1985), 1985, Utah Supreme Court
  • Brierley v. Schoenfeld, 781 f.2d 838 (10 Cir 1986), 1986, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Clients

  • Woodbury Corporation
  • University Mall
  • Valley Fair Mall
  • Cumulus Communications
  • Capitol Broadcasting
  • Outsource Recovery
  • Real Property Management

Honors and Awards

  • American Inns of Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar, Member of Collection, Construction, and Family Law Sections, 10/1981 to Present
  • Phi Delta Phi, Province President for Utah and Arizona, 08/1994 to 07/2008
  • American Inns of Court
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers, 08/2002 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mt. Olympus Japanese American Citizens League, Treasurer, 1988-1990
  • Mt. Olympus Japanese American Citizens League, President, 1991-1996
  • Mt. Olympus Japanese American Citizens League, Board of Directors, 1996-present
  • Mission President, Japan Sendai Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 07/2008 to 06/2011
  • President, Sons of the Utah Pioneers, Mills Chapter, 01/2016 to 12/2016


  • Japanese


  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Tau Beta Pi