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Robert J. DeBry2020-11-18T12:48:56-06:00

Robert J. DeBry

FOUNDER, Emeritus – No Longer Serving CLients

Robert J. DeBry is the founder of Robert J. DeBry & Associates. During his successful career, he practiced law in Salt Lake City for more than 45 years and built one of the most recognized law firms in our state.  Mr. DeBry is no longer practicing law and enjoys an Inactive Emeritus status with the Utah State Bar.

His efforts throughout his career to provide quality legal service to our community are unmatched. The team of experienced attorneys and support staff of more than 70 employees operates from three full-service offices located in Salt Lake City, Sandy, and St. George, Utah.

In 2011, Bob was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Utah Association for Justice. And for six consecutive years, Bob was selected to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the American Association for Justice among many other awards.

Bob is an advocate for victims of drunk driving. He worked closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In fact, for every case the law firm settles or wins, we donate $500 to support MADD’s efforts for advocacy, education, and service to the victims of drunk driving accidents.

In addition, Bob has been known throughout Utah—and the nation—for his efforts to promote bicycle safety by encouraging everyone to wear helmets while cycling. Robert J. Debry & Associates continues a successful campaign to “Buy a Helmet, Save a Life” responsible for the donation or sale of more than 250,000 helmets in Utah. The campaign allows community members to purchase Consumer Product Safety Commission-approved bicycle helmets, below cost, at a Robert J. DeBry & Associates office for as little as $5 per helmet.

 As a father and grandfather, nothing makes Bob happier than his grandkids.  Bob and his wife Barbara enjoy cheering on the Utah Jazz and enjoying time in Southern Utah together.


  • University of Utah, B.S.
  • University of Utah, J.D., 1963


  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Utah State Bar


  • Utah State Bar, 1964