LaVar Christensen

As a practicing attorney (licensed in Utah and California) since 1981, LaVar Christensen has demonstrated his analytical, advocacy and communication skills through successful litigation, appeals and settlement of cases large and small. He is a certified mediator and dispute resolution professional trained at the Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. LaVar has extensive first hand experience in real estate development and construction and, therefore, a unique ability to know and understand the parties’ positions in those very intricate and specialized areas of practice. He is also skilled and prepared to handle personal injury claims based on his prior experience as both insurance defense and Plaintiff’s counsel. Other areas of professional experience include business and civil litigation, creditor and debtor settlement negotiations, family law and domestic disputes, governmental relations, arbitrations and appellate advocacy.

LaVar received his B.A. degree from BYU and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. While in Law School, he was a Legislative Assistant for the Governor of California and Law Clerk for Judge Rothwell B. Mason.

LaVar Christensen also serves in the Utah House of Representatives (District 48 in Sandy/Draper). His responsibilities include: Vice-Chair of Education Committee, Budget Appropriations for Public Education, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and Judiciary Committees and former Chair of Judicial Rules Review Committee, member of the Constitutional Revision Commission.