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Nicholas Gottwald

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Nicholas Gottwald is an associate attorney at Nelson, Taylor & Associates. He specializes in family law, divorce and custody disputes, contract issues, estate planning, criminal defense, and traffic violations.

Attorney Gottwald was born and raised in Salt Lake City and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University. He worked at the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship Immigration Services in Washington, D.C. as an intern while earning his undergraduate degree and was inspired to attend law school after observing the importance of law firsthand.

Attorney Gottwald returned to Utah in 2010 and began attending the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law. He also began working as a law clerk with Nelson, Taylor & Associates in 2011. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Utah in October 2013.

Attorney Gottwald enjoys working with people and helping them through some of the most difficult times of their lives, which is reflected in his many positive online reviews and his Top Pro awards from for 2016, 2017, and 2018. He is adept at finding legal solutions by maximizing the protection afforded by Utah statutory and case law. He finds great satisfaction in vigorously representing his client’s interest, whether they be the custody and care of their children or the division of assets.


  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • B.A., Brigham Young University


  • Utah State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Utah State Bar (Member, Family Law section, Young Lawyers section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Brigham Young University College
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law Graduate School

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