Douglas Barrett

Utah Bankruptcy Guy Lawyer Douglas Barrett

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Attorney Douglas Barrett (“The Bankruptcy Guy”) has been practicing law since 2000 in the State of Utah. Mr. Barrett received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (BA ’93), holds a certificate in International Law from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (’99) and a Law Degree from Whitter Law School (JD ’00).

During law school Mr. Barrett was an extern Law Clerk to the Hon. James N. Barr, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. After graduating from Whitter Law School, Mr. Barrett served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Lee M. Jackwig, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Upon completing this clerkship, Mr. Barrett returned to his hometown to open a law office catering to the individual needs of his clients. Having been raised most of his life in Utah, Mr. Barrett understands the unique social, business, and legal community of the State of Utah.

Mr. Barrett is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s (NACBA), the Utah State Bar Association (UBA), and the Central Utah Bar Association (CUBA).

Mr. Barrett was recognized for ten consecutive year as one of the Legal Elite Bankruptcy Attorneys in the State of Utah, by his peers, in Utah Business magazine (January 2006-2015). The Editors of the American Media Consumer Business Review recently named Mr. Barrett as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year 2010 and 2012.

He has an AVVO rating of 10.0.

Mr. Barrett is the author of the following books:

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Formation

Bar Admissions

  • State of Utah, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 2000


  • J.D., Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA, 2000
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1993


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Lee M. Jackwig, Chief Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Iowa, 2000-2001
  • Extern Law Clerk to the Honorable James N. Barr, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Central District of California, 1999-2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar
  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)


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