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Jonathan G. Winn
Litigation Partner / Chair of Cordell Appellate Practice Division

About Jonathan G. Winn, Litigation Partner / Chair of Cordell Appellate Practice Division

Jonathan G. Winn is a Senior Lead Litigator in the Midvale area offices of Cordell & Cordell, where he practices family law exclusively with a focus on men’s divorce. He also is the chair of an elite team of Cordell Appellate attorneys and regularly travels across the United States.

“I understand that if you came to me, that you are experiencing one of the most difficult challenges of your life. The decisions that you will make will affect the rest of your life and the lives of your children,” Mr. Winn said.

“I am here to help you preserve that which is most precious to you, your family, your children, your hard-earned assets, and your dignity and self-respect,” he said. “I am here to be your advocate and your partner to carry you through this difficult and unfamiliar challenge. I am happy to lose sleep (and hair) over your case so you do not.”

Mr. Winn is experienced in handling all manner of family law appeals. He is a member of an elite team of Cordell Appellate attorneys and regularly travels across the United States to consult and assist on family law appeals.

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Mr. Winn is licensed to practice law in Utah and Arizona.


Mr. Winn received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University in 2004. In 2007, Mr. Winn received his Juris Doctor with honors from S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah.

While at Utah State, Mr. Winn was a member of the Student Hearing Board and Justice and a member of the Big Band Swing Team.

During law school, he was President of the James E. Faust Chapter of the J. Rueben Clark Society. He was one of four students chosen to be on the National Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Team. Also, he was on the Journal of Law and Family Studies – Leary Scholar (Top 20%), and Student Ambassador.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Winn started as an intern at the Salt Lake City Prosecution Office where he tried more than 30 criminal cases, with 17 in front of juries. He also interned at Utah Legal Services, handling Landlord/Tenant Law.

Mr. Winn also spent time as a law clerk and later an attorney practicing general law. During this time, he was able to learn the fundamentals of all areas of practice but focused primarily on family law.

In addition, Mr. Winn is Chair of the Cordell Appellate Practice Division, where in addition to specializing in domestic law for fathers and men, he also focuses on appellate work, often assisting other Cordell attorneys nationwide with appeals.


Mr. Winn is a member of the Utah State Bar, Family Law Section, Litigation Section, and Appeals Section. He also is a member of the J. Reuben Clark Society, Board of Governors; and the American Association for Justice, Utah Association for Justice.


Mr. Winn received the prestigious Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Utah by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, (NAFLA) in 2023 and 2022. He received the Top 10 under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Utah by NAFLA in 2021, 2020, and 2019. Mr. Winn was recognizes as one of the Top 40 under 40 for the nation in Matrimonial and Family Law by the National Advocates for 2017.

Mr. Winn was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

In 2019, Mr. Winn was selected to The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40. The professional organization is comprised of America’s top Matrimonial and Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Social Security Disability Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law and Wills, Trusts and Estate Law attorneys 40 years of age and under.


Mr. Winn has appeared on KSL NewsRadio and KSL TV News in Salt Lake City discussing fathers’ rights issues.

He is also a regular presenter on the Cordell & Cordell podcasts and Town Halls.


Having spent most of his life in Utah, Mr. Winn understands the unique social, business, and legal community of the state of Utah.

More important than the title of an attorney, is the title of husband and father. Mr. Winn is the father of three boys. When he is not in the office or courtroom, he enjoys spending time at home with his family and serving in his church.

Mr. Winn is an active Scouter, and currently serves as the Scoutmaster of a local Boy Scout Troop which he co-founded in 2019.

Jonathan G. Winn
Litigation Partner / Chair of Cordell Appellate Practice Division
Real-Life Experiences
Reviews from Our Past Clients
“It took years for me to come to a decision to end my marriage. I sought a law firm that is focused and prepared for trial if need be, and seeks to give me the best outcome possible. Cordell and Cordell has performed very well and is very supportive during this difficult time. I have full confidence in my representation and recommend them.”
– Mason B.
“Divorce is hard enough without trying to find a Lawyer who will truly work for you. I had several conversations with Lawyers that seemed only interested in winning somehow. No one wins in a divorce. I should have went to Cordell & Cordell first so I would have avoided a lot of headaches. I met a group of people that genuinely care for you.”
– Mark L.
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