Jolley & Jolley, A Professional Law Corporation

Jolley & Jolley, A Professional Law Corporation

If You're a Good Man Frustrated by How You are Treated in the Utah Legal System, Call the Fathers Rights Attorneys at Jolley and Jolley Today: 801-FATHERS.

Firm Overview

Your Fathers Rights are under attack!

Fathers are essential for the emotional development and well being of their children. The best interests of children are served most effectively by a shared parenting arrangement which allows children to retain the ongoing emotional, physical and financial support of both parents. Children only know that they want to be with both parents.

While Utah law mandates that both the father and the mother be treated equally, many would argue that favoritism toward women in Utah Family Law cases cannot be denied.

Whether dealing with child custody, division of property, child support, or allocation of parent-time, the Law Offices of Jolley and
Main Office
Main Office
37 West 9000 South
Sandy  UT  84070
  • (801) 495-1442

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Divorce, Annulment, Paternity, Child Custody/Parent-Time, Child Support, Alimony/Spousal Support, Modifications, Protective Orders/Domestic Violence, Termination of Parental Rights, Criminal Matters, Civil Litigation
The attorneys at Jolley and Jolley live and raise our families right here in Utah.

Unlike other Fathers Rights Attorneys, we are not a national law firm that hires subordinate attorneys to "man" a local Utah office.

What does this mean for you? It means the Utah Family Law Attorneys at Jolley and Jolley take a personal interest in your case and your rights as a father. Your future relationship with your children is too important to leave in the hands of anyone else.

As the original Utah Fathers Rights Lawyers, we are personally committed to helping you experience all the joy and fulfillment you deserve as a good and loving dad. - Vernon and Alexander Jolley

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Jolley & Jolley began with a father and his son exploring the concept of working together in the law to emphasize and advance Fathers Rights in Utah. In the beginning, even we did not grasp the importance of the need for a law firm to fight for the rights of Utah Fathers as equal parents with valuable parenting skills that children need.

Our radio ad, which you can listen to below, says it all. "We will be your advocate in a system that has twisted the very notion of equal justice for all."

We are a family run firm that believes in family ideals – ideals that include a father in the upbringing of children. Our atmosphere is informal and we have a “Kids’ Corner” where your children can play when you visit our office.

Candy, popcorn, smiles and assurances are always available. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your particular situation and concerns.

Your initial consultation with Jolley & Jolley is always free.

Vernon Jolley

With nearly 30 years as a legal professional, Vernon Jolley is an accomplished trial attorney who is admitted to practice in Utah and California and before various federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

Vernon has helped thousands of clients in many areas of the law, including civil/business litigation, contract law, personal injury and family law. He is deeply committed to the cause of Fathers Rights and to helping fathers in all areas of the law.

In addition to logging more hours in the courtroom than most attorneys in the legal profession, Vernon also logs many hours on the racetrack where he pushes the limits of his Factory Five AC Cobra that he built from the ground up.

Alexander Jolley

Alexander Jolley received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 2002. Shortly thereafter, he began Law School at Marquette University School of Law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and later received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in Northern California. During his three years of law school, Alexander received several prestigious awards in research, writing, civil rights/public remedies, and public interest practice.

After law school, Alexander accepted a position with the United States Small Business Administration helping hurricane victims recover from their tragedies. His responsibilities included drafting real estate loan contracts, reviewing documents for state and federal compliance of regulations and leading large teams of Attorneys and Paralegals.

Alexander is a member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Texas Young Lawyers, and the American Bar Association.

Mark Hales

Mark is a Senior Family Law Attorney at Jolley & Jolley. Mark handles all types of domestic and family law matters including, but not limited to, custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, and modifications. In addition, he defends clients charged with issues of domestic violence and abuse resulting in protective orders and criminal charges. Mark also handles matters involving land use and zoning.

Currently, Mark is a Small Claims Court Judge and has presided over hundreds of cases in the Third District Court and the Salt Lake City Justice Court. He also is a member of the West Valley City Board of Adjustments and a Board Member for, Inc. Since the end of January 2011, Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters, including Utah Family Law.

Prior to Jolley & Jolley, Mark was the Assistant Attorney General of American Samoa for a year and a half. He has worked as corporate counsel for several businesses and has provided legal work for Utah Legal Aid Society of Provo and the Utah County Attorney Office.

Mark is interested in sports. While a law student, he published the first article on the antitrust issues of NCAA's Bowl Championship Series. He is also an executive committee member for two groups that attempted to establish a playoff for all college football teams.

Prior to becoming law school, Mark worked in zone enforcement and land use and transportation planning for Utah County's Community Development Office (Utah), Yakima County Planning Department (Washington), and Mountain Land Association of Governments (Utah).

Mark's legal work and effort can best be summed up by United States District Court Judge Reggie Walton when he wrote, "[Counsel] Hales has gone above and beyond the call of duty" (Mahjor v. Kempthorne, 518 F.Supp.2d 221, 240 (2007).

John Diamond

Since 1995, John has helped hundreds of clients achieve their legal goals. He has represented people in all aspects of civil litigation, from emergency injunctive orders through published appeals.


Mark LaRocco

Mark R. LaRocco grew up in Cache Valley, Utah, where he graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2004. He served a two-year LDS mission to Toronto, Canada, and became fluent in Canadian English.

Mark attended three law schools: His first year was at the University of Akron School of Law in Ohio, where he had a full scholarship. During the summer between his first and second year, he studied at St. Louis University Madrid Campus in Spain. That summer, he transferred to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008.

During law school, Mark fulfilled an externship working in the field of immigration law at Holy Cross Ministries, as well as serving a judicial externship for Justice Jill N. Parrish of the Utah Supreme Court. Mark also worked during the summer of 2007 at Atkin Law Offices in downtown Salt Lake City, and he worked at the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office as a law clerk in 2008.

After graduating from law school, Mark moved to Provo to work in the Fourth District Court of Utah. Mark served as a law clerk/bailiff for Judge Gary D. Stott until Judge Stott's retirement in 2009, then worked for a year for Judge Lynn W. Davis. In September of 2010, Mark began working at Jolley & Jolley, and has enjoyed helping to protect fathers' rights in divorce and custody cases ever since.

Mark enjoys basketball, golf, running, hiking, hunting, and fishing. He is an avid reader and a self-proclaimed film buff. In March of 2010, Mark married his sweetheart Holly, and they moved to Cottonwood Heights in August.

Seth Floyd

Seth A. Floyd was born and raised in the Southeastern United States. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2007, and afterwards received a scholarship to attend Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

During law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and the Mock Trial Team, and was awarded the privilege to compete in both the National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Chicago and the ABA Labor Law Mock Trial Competition in Miami. Seth was also awarded a Fellowship from the Florida Bar, which he chose to complete at the Office of the Public Defender Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville. He graduated from law school in December 2010, and became a member of the Utah State Bar in 2011.

He and his wife Rebecca have been married going on five years and he is the proud father of two young daughters, Clare and Emma. As a father himself, Seth is passionately believes in the necessity of ensuring that a father

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