Midvale Divorce Attorney Zacchary Sayer | Cordell & Cordell

Zacchary Sayer

Litigation Attorney

Attorney Image Coming SoonMidvale divorce attorney Zacchary Sayer grew up with foster brothers as his mother managed a foster care program. Both his mother and father embraced his foster siblings as their own and he learned some valuable lessons from that which have stuck with him.

“I learned the fulfillment and joy that comes from walking hand-in-hand with people in crisis,” Mr. Sayer said. “People navigating the trenches of family law disputes confront issues at the core of human life. Aside from the death of a loved one, there is likely no challenge as difficult as divorce. As difficult as it can be, I find fulfillment helping in this area.”

Mr. Sayer is naturally empathetic. Having the ability to understand a client’s perspective, and that of the opposing party, is a gamechanger for a family law attorney.

“You cannot understand another’s perspective unless you can understand his or her suffering, fears, and goals,” he said.

More than anything, Mr. Sayer realizes divorce should not be about winning or revenge, but about identifying what is best for his client’s children, his client, and his client’s future.

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but you will not find it if you cling to anger and resentment,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Sayer is licensed to practice in Utah.

Education

Mr. Sayer earned his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in business administration from Brigham Young University. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Sayer practiced primarily family law. In that arena, he worked in complex custody cases, high net-income divorces, rights of disposition after death, modifications, protective orders, QDRO preparation and enforcement, and adoption. In addition to working in family law, he practiced worker’s compensation matters, appeals, defamation claims, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy. He also previously practiced as an attorney for the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, a Utah State agency that litigates and helps manage public lands issues in the state.

Associations

  • Utah State Bar – Family Law, Dispute Resolution, and Juvenile Law (2015)
  • Salt Lake County Bar (2015)
  • United States District Court, District of Utah (2015)
  • American Bar Association – Family Law, Young Lawyers Division, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law (2019)

Awards

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • CLE presentation at the Utah Bar (March 2020): Initial Disclosures & Financial Declarations in Divorce.
  • Visiting presenter for real estate course at Ogden-Weber Technical College, instructing realtors about real estate issues in divorce (July and November 2020).