Chris L. Schmutz

Chris L. Schmutz

Chris L. Schmutz


Brigham Young University–B.A. History, B.A. European Studies (1977)

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, cum laude– J.D. (1983)


Memberships and Admissions

Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum

Utah Bar Association

Idaho Bar Association

National Lawyer’s Association

Utah Supreme Court

US District Court, D. Utah

Utah Court of Appeals

10th Circuit Court of Appeals and Bankruptcy Appellate Panel



Presenter for Utah State Bar CLE seminars:

“The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collection” and “Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections.” NBI, 2014
“Locating Assets Before and After the Judgment.” NBI, 2012“Collection Law Tips and Strategies.” NBI, 2007
“Successful Judgment Collections in Utah.” NBI; 2005, 2004, 2000, 1997
“Bankruptcy Litigation in Utah.” NBI, 2002
“Bankruptcy: A Creditor’s Perspective in Utah—Chapter 13 Considerations; Discharge, Dismissal, and Objections.”  Lorman, 2001
“Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Utah.” NBI, 1996

Utah’s Legal Elite—corporate law, Utah Business magazine, 2009

Recognized for pro bono work, Utah Bar Journal, 2006

Judge, Salt Lake County small claims court, 1990-2000

Fluent in Finnish


Main Practice Areas

Debt workout and bankruptcy, collections and creditor representation, real estate and construction law, personal and business litigation