Our attorneys have handled numerous individual and class action lawsuits in both Federal and State courts.
MICHAEL J. WATTON - Senior Partner
Mr. Watton is a leading consumer bankruptcy attorney in Salt Lake City. He has guided thousands of individuals through debt consolidation plans and bankruptcies. More recently, he has represented individuals and successfully sued payday lenders, mortgage servicers and other financial companies for improper practices nationally. He heads the firm's consumer and class action litigation department. He also heads the firm's bankruptcy practice in Utah. Mr. Watton has been a frequent lecturer on Bankruptcy Law topics. Mr. Watton holds a law degree (J.D., 1990) from The Duke University School of Law and a business degree (B.S.B.A. in Finance, 1987) from The University of Florida. Mr. Watton is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Utah, Colorado, Florida, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York and Arizona. Mr. Watton is also a member of the Federal Court Bar in the District of Utah, District of Colorado, District of Kansas, Western District of Missouri, Eastern District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin, District of Arizona and United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
MICHAEL J. MALONEY - Partner
Mr. Maloney currently heads the firm's bankruptcy department in Missouri and Wisconsin. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. Maloney has successfully pursued payday lenders, debt collectors and banks in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for violations of consumer laws. Mr. Maloney received his law degree and undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 2004 and 2001, respectively. Mr. Maloney is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Missouri and Wisconsin as well as in the following Federal Courts: District of Colorado, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Western District of Wisconsin.
MICHAEL J. REED
Mr. Reed is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law. He received his law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law in 2015, completed his MBA from Utah State University in 2016, and completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2012. Mr. Reed is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Utah.
TOM ARANY - Attorney
Mr. Arany is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law. Before joining Watton Law Group, Mr. Arany worked as a sole practitioner. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2010 and completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University in 2006. Mr. Arany is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Utah, Oregon and Colorado.