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Core Values

At Fabian VanCott, our core values are our lodestar.


Client-Focused Orientation

Our first and most fundamental value is to serve our clients with the highest standards of legal excellence.

Impeccable Integrity

We safeguard our clients, uphold our ethical obligations, and honor all professional standards of conduct.

Autonomy and Transparency

We believe attorneys flourish with autonomy in managing their practices, accountability, and full transparency.

Forward-Looking Vision

We solve today’s problems, but seek to protect the interests of our clients and our firm decades into the future.

Flexibility & Adaptability

We strive to constantly learn, and adapt with speed and flexibility to changes in technology, society, and the law.

Collaboration & Community

Our colleagues are our friends, and we collaborate with respect and goodwill. Our obligation is to our communities.


Photo of restoration project in Grand Teton National Park, where the Fabian Place cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District.


Fabian VanCott encourages its attorneys to actively engage with community service, and you can view the numerous organizations we support below.

We also organize firm projects, such as when our attorneys worked on a restoration project in Grand Teton National Park, which was a dirty and sweaty project thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We also encourage our attorneys to spend time working on pro bono matters, to give back to the legal community, and use their skills to help those in need.


Fabian VanCott attorney Kirsten Allen leads a group on horseback at a firm retreat.


Fabian VanCott best serves our clients when we foster a diverse and equitable workplace.

We value – and our clients benefit from having – diverse perspectives of attorneys with different backgrounds and life experiences.

We believe that by fostering an equitable culture, we attract the best and brightest talent, leading to better solutions for our valued clients. It’s both essential for business success and simply the right thing to do.

We’re proud to have earned a certification from the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion, for which the firm is designated as a founding sponsor.


Fabian VanCott attorney Rachel Anderson, who is a member and former chair of the Women Lawyers Group, attending Fire School 101 hosted by the Unified Fire Authority (UFA)


Fabian VanCott is also proud of its active Women Lawyers Group, as our firm is committed to hiring, retaining, and supporting women attorneys.

With the full support of the firm, the Women Lawyers Group strives to create networking opportunities, promote leadership roles for women, and provide a forum for discussion of ways we can continuously improve to provide the best workplace for flourishing careers.

Fabian VanCott’s women attorneys are represented in nearly all of the firm’s practice areas, from senior shareholders with over 30 years of experience, to young associates who are building and expanding their practice.


Fabian VanCott, as a firm and through its attorneys, knows that charitable giving is essential to foster the health and welfare of its community. Below is a sample of a few of the non-profit organizations serving critical needs that the firm has sponsored and donated to in recent years:

And Justice For All

AJFA’s mission is to Increase access to civil legal services for the disadvantaged and for individuals with disabilities in Utah by creating and sustaining resources to ensure that Utahns across the state have access to the legal system, regardless of income level, disability, age, or minority status.

Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake

The Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake provides low-income families affordable legal representation and assistance in divorce, parentage (custody), guardianship, and orders of protection with special programs for victims of domestic violence.

Friends for Sight

Friends for Sight works passionately each day to save sight and change lives. We do this by providing free vision screenings, working to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care, and disseminating information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.

Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the goals of equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession. By coordinating with the Utah State Bar and its affinity groups, legal employers, government agencies, educational institutions, and community partners, UCLI strives to enhance organizational inclusion, facilitate educational opportunities and professional advancement for students and attorneys with diverse backgrounds, assist in eliminating bias in Utah’s justice system, and track the progress of legal inclusion efforts throughout the state.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities Intermountain Area surrounds families with the support they need to be near and care for their hospitalized children, including free lodging, food, transportation and compassionate care.

Tracy Aviary

Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation and our partner Mike Keller is a member of their Conservation Committee and Past Chair.

Utah Minority Bar Association

UMBA is an organization of Utah lawyers committed to promoting diversity and addressing issues that impact racial and ethnic minorities, especially within the legal community.