Dena C. Sarandos

Contact Information:
Phone: (801)-578-3580
Fax: (801) 578-3581


Dena C. Sarandos

Dena has more than 24 years of legal experience and focuses her practice in family law. She is a strong advocate who uses sensitivity when helping families in transition. She has extensive experience dealing with substantial marital estates, complex custody issues, and all aspects of divorce.

Dena is also a member of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Best Lawyers of America. She has been a presenter at family law seminars sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


  • University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Weber State University, B.A., Political Science, 1988, cum laude
  • Phi Kappa Phi


  • Utah, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Utah, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1993

Professional Associations

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent legal information agency, reflecting the highest professional excellence, expertise and integrity
  • American Bar Association
  • Family Law Section of Utah State Bar
    Executive Committee Member, 2005-Present
    Chair, 2010-2011
  • American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench, 1991-Present
  • Fellow-American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The Utah Journal of Family Law, Editor, Spring/Summer 2012

Recognition and Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America, Family Law
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Family Law
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, 2011

Representative Cases

  • Kunzler v. Kunzler, 2008 UT App 263, 190 P.3d 497
  • Sill v. Sill, 2007 UT App 173, 164 P.3d 415
  • Carsten v. Carsten, 2007 UT App, 164 P.3d 429
  • Covey v. Covey, 2003 UT App 380, 80 p.3d 553


  • Greek

Personal Interests

Dena enjoys skiing, swimming, and traveling with her family.