Thomas Christensen, Jr.


      : (801) 987-8950
Fax : (801) 208-8995



Thomas Christensen counsels clients on trust and estate administration, and estate, tax and business planning.  He is a past chair of the Estate Planning Section of the Utah State Bar, a past president of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council and listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  Tom is a frequent lecturer on estate and tax planning topics.






  • University of Utah College of Law, J.D., 1975

  • University of Idaho, B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1972, summa cum laude

  • Listed as one of top 75 attorneys in Mountain States area (Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming) by Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2007-2012

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Trust and Estates), 1995-2012

  • Listed as one of top 100 attorneys in Utah by Utah Business, 2006-2008

  • Member, Trust and Estate Working Group, Utah Tax Review Commission, 2004

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Utah State, 1992-present (Chair 1997-2002; Estate and Gift Tax Committee 1997-2010; State Laws Committee 1995-1999 and 2001-2010)

  • Governor, Salt Lake Foundation (now known as Utah Community Foundation), 1992-2009 (Chair 1998-2009)

  • Member, Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, 1988-present (Director of Council 1990-92; President 1996)

  • Member, Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar, 1980-present (Chair of Section 1985-86; Chair of Probate Forms Committee 1983-85 and 1990; Member of Executive Committee 1983-present; Chair of Uniform Probate Code and Uniform Trust Code drafting committees 1995-2010)

  • Member, American Bar Association, and member of Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Laws, 1978-2006 (Subcommittee Chairman in ABA Section of Taxation, with special assignments on investment tax credit, special use valuation and pending legislation 1978-1984)

  • Member, Tax Section, Utah State Bar, 1975-2005

  • Member, Utah State Bar Needs of the Elderly Committee, 1995-2001

  • Adjunct Professor, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah (teaching wills, trusts and estate administration in legal assistant program), 1982-1994; Member of Adult Education Advisory Board