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Jacquelynn D. Carmichael

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Jacquelynn D. Carmichael Partner


Jacquelynn Carmichael is a trial lawyer and partner at Cutt, Kendell & Olson and has 30 years of experience representing and advocating for the needs of clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others. She has recovered millions of dollars in damages for her clients, including a jury verdict in a medical malpractice case of $14.5 million dollars for a little girl whose physicians failed to diagnose and treat a serious form of anemia resulting in a brain injury that claimed her sight, her ability to walk, and left her significantly disabled. Jackie’s practice involves all areas of personal injury, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. Jackie has successfully argued appeals to the Utah Court of Appeals obtaining a favorable decision as well as making great law for injured plaintiffs in Sohm v. Dixie Eye Center, 166 P.3d 614 (Utah Ct. App. 2007). As a personal injury attorney Jackie is passionate about helping injured clients. According to Jackie, “while it is impossible to erase a devastating injury for a client, being able to provide them with medical and financial resources that will improve the quality of their lives and provide options for them that they would not otherwise have is tremendously rewarding.”

Jackie graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1993 and spent the early years of her career not only advocating for injured clients but also spending a lot of time in the Courtroom, honing her trial skills as both a personal injury and criminal defense attorney. Jackie has always been actively engaged with the Utah State Bar and has served for many years on several of its committees, including the Lawyers Helping Lawyers committee and the Character and Fitness committee. Jackie has written articles for legal journals and has also been a featured speaker and faculty member at many continuing legal education programs for the State of Utah as well as for the American Association for Justice. She has received important professional honors during her career including “Attorneys to Watch” in 2015 Utah Business Magazine, Best Lawyers 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury litigation and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer on multiple occasions.

Jackie believes in holding the entities and/or individuals that harm her clients accountable for their negligence. When Jackie takes a case to trial, she wants jurors to be able to understand the full extent and impact of her client’s injuries and believes simplicity is key in that endeavor. In the medical malpractice case where she obtained a $14.5 million jury verdict, one of the key pieces of evidence was a radiology image depicting the brain injury sustained by her client:

CT Scan of Head

As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This demonstrative exhibit helped jurors to understand and appreciate the magnitude of the brain injury that this young child suffered because of the doctors’ negligent care.

When Jackie is not working on cases for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown daughters traveling, scuba diving, cycling, hiking, running and most recently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

Bar Admission

  • Utah State Bar, 1993-Present


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law


  • National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys: Top 10 Attorney Award
  • Attorneys to Watch: 2015 Utah Business Magazine
  • Best Lawyers: 2015-2022
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in personal injury litigation: 2022
  • Super Lawyers: 2021, 2022 & 2023


  • Holding Hospitals Liable for the Negligence of their Non-Employee Physicians
  • From Field to Fork to Fairness: Maximizing Damages in a Food-Borne Illness case
  • Barbuto vs. Sorenson: A Casual Suggestion That Can Be Ignored or a Rule of law That Must be Followed?

Professional Speaking Events

  • Learn from the Pros
  • Learn from the Pros Goes on the Road
  • Utah Association for Justice, Beyond the Basics
  • Utah Association for Justice, Beyond the Basics II
  • Utah Association for Justice, Plaintiff Exchanges
  • American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation, Faculty member & Presenter

Humanitarian Efforts

  • Golf tournament fundraiser for the Utah Brain Injury Association
  • Choice Humanitarian expedition to Bolivia 2016
  • Choice Humanitarian expedition to Bolivia 2019
  • Choice Humanitarian expedition to Bolivia 2023

To learn more about Ms. Carmichael's practice and how she may be able to help you, contact Cutt, Kendell & Olson online or call us at (801) 901-3470.


  • Best Lawyers 2024 - Jacquelynn
  • Super Lawyer Jacquelynn Carmichael

Our Clients Come First


She was non-intimidating, explained all of the legal information well and answered all of our questions. She was professional, knowledgeable, patient and pleasant to work with.

- Jill

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $16,400,000 Truck Accident Verdict

    Jury verdict awarded for an 11-year-old boy whose family was killed in a car accident with an out-of-control semitrailer.

  • $14,500,000 Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Jury verdict for a premature baby that suffered an anemic shock episode, which resulted in a serious and permanent brain injury.

  • $13,500,000 Spinal Cord Injury Settlement

    Young woman paralyzed in a rollover accident.

  • $12,500,000 Product Liability Settlement

    Woman suffered a brain injury in an accident that happened after a tire failed and the vehicle rolled off the freeway.

  • $4,250,000 Workplace Accident Settlement

    Settlement for premature delivery of a baby boy in result of an accident involving his mother at the warehouse where she worked.

  • $3,000,000 Legal Malpractice Settlement

    Settlement on behalf of four adult males who were the victims of legal malpractice committed by a large Salt Lake City law firm.

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