About Mike McKell

Utah State Senator Mike McKell has served in the Utah Legislature since 2013.

Mike McKell is an attorney who brings passion to representing both his constituents and clients. He is the founding partner of Utah Legal Team (McKell Thompson Hunter), a current member of the Utah State Senate, and an avid runner.

Mike is currently serving in Utah State Senate. He was originally elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. In 2020, Mike was elected to the Utah State Senate. Currently, he serves as the Senate Chair Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee. Mike has previously served as the House Chair for the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee as well as a member of the Higher Education Strategic Planning Commission. Mike enjoys his work with the Education committees because it gives him opportunities to help the youth of Utah to expand their educational goals. Mike believes that time and effort spent helping our youth achieve their dreams is one of the best ways of improving the community as a whole.

In his professional life, Mike has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court, Utah State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the Arizona State Bar.

Mike’s law practice is primarily focused on insurance law representing those who have been injured through no fault of their own. His passion for helping those who have been wrongly injured is matched by his enthusiasm for working for his constituents as a member of the Utah State Senate. Mike is a strong advocate for the underrepresented, in court and in the legislature.

Mike has been recognized as one of Utah’s Legal Elite and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer Rising Star. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating. Mike participates in the Utah Association for Justice as well as the American Inn of Court.

Mike is a proud son of Ferron, Utah. Though many may not know where Ferron is located on a map, don’t be embarrassed to ask. Mike will tell anyone it is a wonderful community where people care about each other and work hard. Mike’s father was a dentist and a hobby farmer, which provided many life lessons of hard work to Mike that continued to help him to this day.

He and his wife, Brandi, are parents of four children. Mike loves hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, but his latest interest is ultra-distance running. Mike has run the Boston, New York, Chicago, London, and Berlin Marathons. He has a goal to run all six world major marathons with only Tokyo remaining. Anyone who knows Mike has learned that he works relentlessly to achieve his goals and represent his constituents. If Mike possessed a superpower, it would be his love for working hard for his clients and his community.


AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble, bestowed on less than 10% of lawyers nationally, https://www.martindale.com/spanish-fork/utah/michael-k-mckell-4290613-a/

AVVO Superb Ranking, AVVO.com, https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/84660-ut-michael-mckell-3415675.html

Utah Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine

Utah Legal Elite Rising Star, Utah Business Magazine

Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine

40 Under 40, Utah Valley Business Magazine, https://utahvalley360.com/2018/06/11/40-under-40-michael-k-mckell/

Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, bestowed on individuals who have made significant local, regional and statewide career achievements, http://blog.utahscouts.org/eagle-scout-trail/get-to-know-our-outstanding-eagle-scouts-part-3/

Education Partnership Award, Nebo School District

Representative of the Year, Utah Rural Telecom Association

Friend of Agriculture, Utah County Farm Bureau

Legislator of the Year, Utah Technology Council

Legislative Business Champion, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Stewardship Award, Utah Division of Wildlife Services

Teddy Roosevelt Stewardship Award, Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife

Champion for Economic Freedom, Americans for Prosperity Utah