Ellen Maycock

Ellen Maycock / Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks

Areas of Practice

Family Law



Since 1975, Ellen has practiced in the areas of family law and commercial litigation.  At the current time, her practice is limited to family law.  Ellen has appeared in state and federal courts and has also served as a mediator and arbitrator.

Ellen brings to her family law practice a unique perspective, coupling zealous client representation with sensitivity and appreciation of the long-range needs of families in transition.  Ellen has experience dealing with substantial marital estates, professional degrees and practices, complex custody issues and all aspects of divorce.

Recognition and Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent legal information agency, reflecting the highest professional excellence, expertise and integrity
  • Best Lawyers of America since 1995
  • Utah Business, Legal Elite – 2004-present
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-2012
  • Utah State Bar Professionalism Award – 2008
  • Utah State Courts Service to the Courts Award – 2007
  • Woman Lawyer of the Year – 1998
  • Family Law Lawyer of the Year – 1995
  • Distinguished Lawyer for Service to the Bar – 1988

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Professionalism Counseling Board (appointed by Utah Supreme Court)
  • Fellow-American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow-American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Treasurer, Mountain States Chapter
  • Utah State Bar
    • Family Law Section
      • Chair, Family Law Section – 1994 to 1995
      • Family Law Executive Committee – 1991 to 2001
    • Co-Chair, CLE Advisory Committee – 1985 to 1988
    • Distinguished Committee Award – 1987 to 1988
    • Chair, Young Lawyers  Section – 1979
    • Chair, Bar Examiners Review Committee – 1997 to 1999
    • Ethics and Discipline Screening Panel – 1982 to 1992
    • Chair, Ethics and Discipline Screening Panel- 1991 to 1992, 2015 to present
    • Women Lawyers Executive Committee – 1982 to 1984
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah – 2000 to Present
    • President – 2005 to 2006
    • Treasurer and Board of Directors- 2002 to 2004
  • Utah Bar Foundation
    • President – 1993 to 1994
    • Vice President- 1991 to 1993
    • Trustee- 1987 to 1994
  • American Inn of Court I Master of the Bench, President- 1996 – 1997
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence- 1987 – 2007; Chair, 1994-2007
  • United States District Court Annexed Alternate Dispute Resolution Panel- 1993 to Present
  • Lecturer and panelist at continuing legal education presentations sponsored by the Utah State Bar, Family Law Section of the Utah State Bar, and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Utah Chapter, on the following topics:
    • Mediation and Arbitration
    • Litigating Alimony Issues in Divorce Cases
    • Business Valuation in Divorce
    • Conducting Discovery in Divorce Cases
    • Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice
    • Prenuptial Agreements

Community Activities

  • And Justice for All Leadership Committee – 1998 to 2003
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Reorganization of Code of Judicial Administration – 2002
  • Legal Aid Society
    • Board of Directors- 2003 to 2012
  • University of Utah College of Law Alumni Association
    • Board of Trustees- 1992 to 1995
    • President – 1996 to 1997
  • University of Utah Alumni Association
    • Board of Trustees- 1990 to 1993
    • Chair, Community Service Committee – 1991 to 1993
  • Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, Paralegal Program
    • Legal Writing Instructor – 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
    • Advisory Committee – 1988


  • University of Utah College of Law, Juris Doctor- 1975
    • Order of the Coif – Top 10% of graduating class
    • Editor in Chief, Utah Law Review
    • First Place, Freshman Moot Court competition
  • University of Utah, Bachelors Degree (English) – 1970 (cum laude)
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