Leilani Whitmer

Leilani Whitmer
Attorney
Brown Family Law, LLC

Leilani Whitmer – Attorney

Leilani Whitmer
Attorney
Brown Family Law, LLC

Leilani was born in Utah but spent most of her childhood in Henderson, Nevada. She attended the University of Utah, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in English and Speech Communication with an emphasis in argumentation and conflict resolution and a minor in peace and conflict studies.

Leilani attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. During law school, Leilani was the director of the Pro Bono Initiative Family Law Clinic, and also participated heavily in other Pro Bono Initiative clinics focusing on family law. While in law school, Leilani was on the student board of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Family Law Society, Public Interest Law Organization, and OutLaws, and was chosen to be on the mediation competition team with three other students.

After law school, Leilani worked for Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, quickly taking on a full non-profit caseload of family law cases including divorce, custody, protective orders, and guardianships. While at Legal Aid, Leilani mostly took cases involving domestic violence or sexual assault. Leilani has participated in sexual violence training with Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and attended conferences on domestic and sexual violence within the law. Leilani is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Utah Bar Association. Leilani is an active attorney supervisor at the Pro Bono Initiative Family Law Clinic.

When Leilani is not working, she spends her time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys board games, learning new languages, and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Protective Orders
  • Guardianship

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Utah

Education

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Director, Pro Bono Initiative Family Law Clinic
  • Mediation Competition Team
  • CALI Awards in Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Applied Legal Writing

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, BA – 2013, BS – 2013

  • Parliamentarian & Humanities Representative, ASUU Student Government
  • John R. Park Debate Society
  • Honors College Legal Scholar Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Division

Protect Your Money And Your Family

We remove fear associated with divorce, protect your money & maximize time with your kids!

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What Clients Are Saying…

Jenny M
Jenny M
15:22 18 Jan 22
She helped stand up for me and really looked out for my best interest. She was honest and professional. She made me feel less stressed... about the whole process.read more
Daniel Peck
Daniel Peck
17:30 13 Jan 22
Clay did an amazing job with a difficult case. He was very thorough and prompt in communicating each detail concerning my case. I would... highly recommend him to represent you in your caseread more
Stefany Zamora
Stefany Zamora
23:17 11 Jan 22
Marco is understanding and very professional. He is good at what he does.
Krista T
Krista T
06:28 08 Jan 22
Brown Family Law helped me to feel confident and comfortable right from the start. Mr. Garrabrandt helped me every step of the way. He is... very knowable about family law. He was prompt in responding to all questions and issues that I had. He checked in regularly and helped make the process run smoothly. He gives honest advice and won't pressure you into making decisions. I am grateful for the time and advice and work that was done in my behalf. I would recommend Brown Family Law to anyone who finds themselves in need of great representation!read more
Cassity Weaver
Cassity Weaver
22:15 06 Jan 22
Amber is the attorney you want in your corner. Period. Very pleased and grateful we chose her to work our case. She has gone above and... beyond for us!read more
Rafferty Bennett
Rafferty Bennett
21:24 06 Jan 22
Amber was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I felt she truly cared... about my case and doing what was right for me and my family. I would highly recommend Brown Family Law and I would definitely seek out Amber's service in the future.read more
Peter Adrian
Peter Adrian
17:18 05 Jan 22
I had the pleasure to work with Michael Wunderli as my Attorney at Brown Law. Michael is a very dedicated, smart, professional Attorney. He... has a nice, calming, personal touch in dealing with the personal side of this business. He makes sure you feel relaxed, gets to the point to resolve any and all concerns. I will at any time highly recommend Michael; he was a pleasure to work with him as my personal Divorce Attorney.read more
Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
23:47 27 Dec 21
A company I advise is concerned about legal implications of a divorce of a significant shareholder. Clay Randle answered all of my... questions and put me at ease about the whole situation. I hope we don't need further advice, but if we do, Clay would be the one we would call again.read more
Joseph Hanson
Joseph Hanson
23:30 27 Dec 21
I had a consult with Clay Randle who has been generously accessible during the holidays. I found his advice to be extremely professional... and helpful for assisting me with issues around a colleague going through a divorce and potential impacts on a business in which we are both shareholders. Clay knows the issues, knew alot about the attorneys and judges involved, and coached me how to navigate through the process. I highly recommend him and Brown Family Law.read more
Erwin Davila
Erwin Davila
22:26 17 Dec 21
I am very happy with whole team at brown family law, especially Nathaniel. He did a great job for me and I was able to walk away from my... mediation with a fair situation. He was very responsive and made himself available whenever I needed him. He was very knowledgeable and gave me great guidance into making the best decision.read more
Molly Rosenlund
Molly Rosenlund
18:05 17 Dec 21
Clay was an amazing support throughout this whole process. I am so grateful to have found such a knowledgeable attorney. He walked me... through every step and answered all my questions along the way. I highly recommend him to anyone who feels overwhelmed like I did.read more
Kirsten pratt
Kirsten pratt
05:26 08 Dec 21
I could not have gone through this divorce without Brown law! They helped me so much and were constantly making sure I was ok. Thank you... for your help. Couldn't have done it without you guys.read more
Dustin Ricks
Dustin Ricks
04:24 07 Dec 21
They went above and beyond what I was expecting. Weekly updates was really helpful knowing they were looking into and taking time to get... things done the right way. Brown family law even sent me an edible arrangement when my grandpa passed away.read more
Shane Call
Shane Call
02:14 04 Dec 21
Clay Randle with Brown law is the best! I’ll start off with my ex wife supposedly had the “best” lawyer in the state known as a “bully”... I’ll just say that after fighting a Temporary restraining order, a false protective order and parent time, we came out on top! Clay is very knowledgeable and always has your back. The biggest thing I learned was that I went against his advice a few times and it came back to bite me! All of you scared fathers out there, you don’t need to be afraid! Hire these guys and they will always have your best interests and your back all the time! I couldn’t be happier with them!read more
Carley Lehauli
Carley Lehauli
16:41 03 Dec 21
I have really enjoyed working with Brown Law. Everyone has been incredibly helpful when we’ve needed it! We’ve been working with Michael... Wunderli and he was great to work with! He was able to help my husband and I get custody of our nephew, who was in foster care at the time! He was very communicative and professional, but also personable. He really cares about his clients and getting the best outcomes. We are so grateful for the work that he put in to helping us and guiding us through the things that we needed to do as well.read more
Gordon Lehauli
Gordon Lehauli
16:35 03 Dec 21
This firm is absolutely amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone needing assistance with any family matter. We've been working with Michael... Wunderli on getting our nephew back from foster care, with his help we were able to get him out and be a family again! From the front desk to their attorneys, everyone has been professional and so kind, they really make the effort to make sure you felt cared about the moment you walk in. Thank you Brown Family Law!!!read more
Libra8642
Libra8642
22:34 02 Dec 21
Fast results, and very friendly. Always met my needs.
Erika Beeson
Erika Beeson
13:09 02 Dec 21
My interactions with Marco and Brown Family Law have been nothing but amazing. The considerate communication and attention to detail was... much appreciated. I have full trust in the extensive knowledge and experience of the whole team. When working with them, I've never felt more comfortable and confident in knowing my best interests are at the forefront of the task at hand.read more
DarShelle Meyer
DarShelle Meyer
01:24 18 Nov 21
I am extremely happy with my service from Clay Randle and the whole Brown Family Law team. My divorce went much smoother and faster than I... had ever anticipated, which was incredible! Very happy about the work they have done for me. Definitely recommend!!read more
Stacia Sanders
Stacia Sanders
23:16 08 Nov 21
They worked hard to accommodate our unique situation and efficiently resolved my case. I was very happy with their service.
Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz
16:56 08 Nov 21
Leilani made this experience so easy , I am thankful for her and the firm.
Crystal Woodsum
Crystal Woodsum
14:32 04 Nov 21
Clay was a pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Highly recommended!
Kris Peterson
Kris Peterson
22:41 31 Oct 21
My experience with Brown family law was extremely good. I needed clarification on child support. Marco was very knowledgeable not only on... family law but health law as well. The right attorney for my unique case.read more
Jessica Blackham
Jessica Blackham
21:08 13 Oct 21
I'm so glad I worked with Brown Family Law on my divorce. They have a great no-nonsense approach and were responsive and proactive on my... behalf. They have a knowledgeable and professional team with a stellar track record. I received great council and support whenever needed and they made sure things were taken care of in a timely manner and that I knew what next steps were all along the way. Highly recommend!read more
Alan Hittle
Alan Hittle
22:04 04 Oct 21
Clay and everyone at the firm were great and easy to deal with. My questions were answered and if I need them in the future, I will be... using them.read more
Jeanne Randall
Jeanne Randall
06:13 25 Sep 21
I was nervous going into mediation, but when I met Michael in person he put me at ease. Michael did everything possible to help resolve... this marriage in the shortest time possible. Hopefully I won't need the services again, but if I do I'll certainly use them again. I will also recommend you to my friends and family.read more
JD K3
JD K3
14:22 15 Sep 21
I used three different lawyers during my very lengthy and very messy divorce. When I came across Brown Law I was starting to lose hope that... anyone would be able to help me through this giant mess of a separation and custody. Nathaniel was absolutely incredible. I can’t find enough wonderful words to express my gratitude for everything he did for me and my son during my divorce/custody battle. He was on top of everything, I could call him at any time and get answers, he actually LISTENED to my concerns and helped me achieve the best possible outcome for my son and I. Brown Law contacts every single Wednesday to check in and just see how you’re doing with everything and Nathaniel made it a point to contact me every single Friday to see if I had any questions or concerns about the case. I would recommend Brown Law and especially Nathaniel to anyone going through a divorce. He was able to achieve in less than a year what two other attorneys weren’t able to do in two years. He’s extremely professional, understanding, intelligent, empathic and helpful. Thank you so much Nathaniel and Brown Law!read more
Miriam Bugden
Miriam Bugden
23:26 14 Sep 21
For several years I was married to a lawyer and found it impossible to find representation. Brown Family Law was recommended much later... when an alimony issue arose. I have never been heard, respected, and honored like I was with Brown. My voice counted! I was kept informed weekly and questions and input was welcomed. I give Brown Family Law and Nathaniel Garrabrandt the highest of praise.read more
Danny Levesk
Danny Levesk
00:13 26 Aug 21
Brown Family Law represented me better than I could have ever hoped. Nathaniel was extremely sharp and on point.It was an insanely... difficult time in my life and they definitely helped with the burden and stress.I felt my case got the attention it deserved, far better than any other law firm I've used before, and the only one I'd consider using for future matters.read more
Mary Ward
Mary Ward
02:20 21 Aug 21
Everyone at this firm was wonderful to work with while navigating a very difficult moment in my life. While my divorce was fairly simple... and straight forward, they still communicated with me every single week via text or email...Just to check in with me. They handled everything seamlessly, and they made me feel listened to and taken care of throughout the whole process. The flat fee for the divorce is a game-changer. I didn't have to stress about the needing to email or talk to my lawyer because I was guaranteed a flat fee and a refund if that fee wasn't used in full. I ended up getting almost $2,000 back because they were so efficient. I highly recommend their services.read more
Mike Romano
Mike Romano
13:42 18 Aug 21
Clay was absolutely professional and courteous. He spoke to me like I mattered and was just not would definitely recommend Clay to any of... my friends that may go through the unfortunate experience of divorce.read more
Ana Harding
Ana Harding
19:33 06 Aug 21
Leilani and her partners helped me overcome a major obstacle in my case. They were quick to respond and take action in the beginning of my... case, and made sure I was protected the entire way. Thank you!read more
Catharine Reeder
Catharine Reeder
19:34 05 Aug 21
Nathaniel and Shauna were wonderful. I was recommended Brown Law from a friend who recently went through divorce. I appreciated how well I... was communicated with and that I was able to ask all the questions I needed to about the process and how things needed to work out. I was given all the options for each situation that came up. Nathaniel helped me to weigh the pros and cons of each situation that came up so that I could make good decisions. He was never too busy to walk me through situations or answer questions. I highly recommend Brown Law.read more
David Salazar
David Salazar
15:45 04 Aug 21
Excellent lawyer firm. I found them on Google and based on the reviews, I selected this firm to represent me in my divorce. The reviews... were true, and the firm is great. Very supportive of my rights especially as a father in this day. My lawyer, Leilani Whitmer, was great. She was understanding of my situation, professionally presented me with options throughout my case, and respected my decisions. I always felt in control of my case. I would get weekly phone calls from my attorney with updates. Some calls lasted one minute while others lasted several. I also got text messages from the assistant during the week asking if I needed anything. They were great and copied me on all items filed so I was always in the loop. Their rates are on the higher end, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Even though the rates are high, there were very conscientious about my budget and worked with me to ensure our time was used effectively. Also, I love that their firm ONLY does family law. That is a really good sign that shows they specialized in family law as they do not need to go elsewhere to get work. I would definitely recommend Brown Family Law.read more
Wade McCartney
Wade McCartney
23:44 30 Jul 21
Clay Randle at Brown Family Law was great! Concise, focused, excellent advice. Would definitely work with Clay and Brown Law again.
Rex Broderick
Rex Broderick
23:24 24 Jul 21
Sound advice. Great communication. Excellent support while navigating a difficult situation.
Used these guys for my divorce. Clayton and the team was truly awesome! After care too was great! Thank you
Amber Worthington
Amber Worthington
05:11 07 Jul 21
We were very happy with Clay at Brown Law! He is professional and very knowledgeable. If you need a family lawyer, he is your guy.
Noleen Warrick
Noleen Warrick
21:36 30 Jun 21
Getting responses from my husband and his attorney has been challenging. Brown Family Law has persevered, been very supportive and helped... to move this forward.read more
Merrick Fonnesbeck
Merrick Fonnesbeck
22:42 21 Jun 21
I am so glad God directed me to Brown Law and Clay Randle. I chose another lawyer initial from a family recommendation. But being in a... different county he was somewhat uncomfortable representing me in my county and being familiar with the legal system judges and commissioners we might interact with during the divorce. He recommended Clay at Brown Law and I couldn't be happier. I felt it was meant to be. Clay was professional, extremely knowledgeable about the people involved and the process, and provided precise information about the process, the issues involved, risks, and outcomes throughout my divorce proceedings. He and his team (Jodi and Lei) provided weekly communication and checking in on me throughout and provided clear understanding of all the paperwork and documents that I needed to supply and sign. Clay took away a lot of the stress, worry, and fear of my divorce and delivered exactly what he said he would, and things went better than I expected. He is tough, up front, kept his cool, and handled things exceptionally well. I would recommend him or anyone at Brown Law for your divorce. You won't regret it.read more
Matt Boucher
Matt Boucher
05:21 25 May 21
Brown Law provided a great service to me and my family. Marco was very open and honest during our consult and he was very personable and... genuine when we met in person. EJ was my personal attorney and he did a great job. He was very open, honest and understanding of your position. He was very realistic.All interaction with Brown Law, wether it be with Jodi or Lei, they were all amazing to contact and take your information on a personal level and make you feel apart of them. All the attorneys have an exemplary background with a multitude of experience and stock in your business. They provide plenty of experienced attorneys to handle several cases, but balance them perfectly to be able to connect on a personal level with each client. Marco’s attorneys make it a priority to be invested in your matter and take the time to know your case intimately. I am very happy and proud that I chose to have Brown Law represent me during my divorce proceeding and I am happy that I went with the high recommendation that was given to me by Nelson Jones, PLLC.Respectfully and much gratitude,Matt Boucherread more
Michael Crowther
Michael Crowther
05:10 25 May 21
They are a great team that cares about getting the best possible result in a very difficult process. Custody battles are so hard to go... through and EJ and Jodi did an excellent job leading me to the finish line. I couldn’t be happier now that I get to spend more precious time with my kids.read more
Vanessa Spencer
Vanessa Spencer
18:07 24 May 21
Nathaniel at