Brian-Tanner
Practice Areas
• Immigration Law
• Family Law
• Trusts & Estates

Brian has dedicated his career to a combined focus on both immigration and family law. He enjoys giving individual attention to his clients, building relationships with them while creating solutions for complex legal needs. Since his early experience as a judicial intern at the Immigration Court while in law school, Brian has maintained the favor of both immigration and family judges while upholding a professional reputation as a caring, knowledgeable and creative advocate for his clients.

After serving a two year church mission in Hawaii, where he learned to speak Marshallese, Brian has since learned Spanish through his professional and personal relationships with the Latino community. His language skills, empathy for people of all backgrounds, and in-depth knowledge of the family and immigration legal systems have contributed to the respectability and trustworthiness he is known for among those he represents. Because of this, his clients regularly refer their friends and family members to him, since they know that with him, the legal needs of their loved ones will be met with thorough attention.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2007. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2011. He is licensed with the Utah State Bar, and has received professional recognition for his pro bono service at the Immigration Clinic at Horizonte School and at the Family Law Clinic at the Matheson Courthouse.

In recent years Brian has continued reaching out to our community, serving at the Refugee and Immigrant Center in downtown Salt Lake City. In addition, Brian regularly teaches community education courses through Granite Peaks (Granite School District) to educate the public on family and immigration law. Brian is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he has served in a leadership position for the Utah Chapter.

In his free time, Brian enjoys discovering new adventures with his wife, being a human jungle gym to his four young children, taking his dog on lots of walks, reading, and playing the ukulele.