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Avoiding Guardianship And The Curse Of Money

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Each of us will someday die–and we ought to set up a well-crafted estate plan long before then. But estate planning is not just about death. Many of us will experience diminished capacity in the years prior to death. If you don’t have a strong estate plan before experiencing diminished capacity, somebody likely will… Read More »


Dispute With a Neighbor? Tread Carefully.

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Throughout my law practice, I’ve dealt with some very bitter and contentious neighbor disputes—some that have even lasted years to resolve. When dealing with these difficult situations, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, do all you can to resolve things amicably. As an example, while living in Washington… Read More »

Ron Hill

Can I Prepare My Estate Plan Myself?

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

This is a question some people ask their attorney and many are afraid to ask.  The short answer is – yes.  Most people create an estate plan with wills or trusts to ensure their estate is distributed as they direct and so there is no confusion, family strife and as little cost to their… Read More »

Dr Warren

Visit by Dr. Joseph Warren enhances learning experience for students at South Mesa Elementary School

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

ST. GEORGE — Author and local estate planning attorney Jeff McKenna, dressed to portray Dr. Joseph Warren, a forgotten Revolutionary War hero, was warmly welcomed into Mrs. Kristie Rindlisbacher’s South Mesa Elementary School classroom this past February 7. Valerie King, a member of Color Country Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, dressed as Martha Washington,… Read More »


Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence: Barney McKenna & Olmstead Law Firm

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

Dear Valued Clients, Barney McKenna & Olmstead is thrilled to commemorate our 25th anniversary of serving the legal needs of clients in Utah and Southern Nevada. We extend our deepest gratitude to each of you for your trust and support over the years. Founders’ Vision Realized The journey of Barney McKenna & Olmstead began… Read More »


Our First Wreath!

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

REMEMBER the Fallen, HONOR those who Serve, TEACH our children the value of Freedom.


Who is Joseph Warren?

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

For those who have roamed the halls of our office, you have probably wondered: who is Joseph Warren?


We are Best of Southern Utah

By Barney McKenna & Olmstead |

We are grateful to be Best of Southern Utah 2019!