Utah Personal Injury Lawyers

Based in Utah, William R. Rawlings & Associates are an accident, personal injury and wrongful death law firm. We know the methods, techniques and strategies used by insurance companies to reduce or deny claims and money awards to which victims are entitled. Insurance companies are in the business to make a profit, but we are in the business of protecting your rights and obtaining the largest settlement possible. We have many locations to serve you; however, if you cannot come to us we will come to you, your home, office or the hospital. The consultation is completely free.

We understand that the lives of many accident victims are changed forever. Frequently, these injury victims may need lifelong medical care. They lose their ability to work and earn income and often need someone to care for their daily living needs. Our personal injury law firm has negotiated settlements in excess of millions of dollars and William R. Rawlings & Associates is widely known as “the attorneys other lawyers recommend to their family and friends.” When you retain our law firm, not only will you benefit from over 35 years of civil and litigation experience, you will also appreciate the high level of personal service we provide to our clients. You’ll receive updates regarding the status of your case on a regular basis and all available options in resolving your claim will be explained.

William R. Rawlings & Associates has experience assembling a team of experts to ensure your case is strong as possible and to maximize the legal compensation to which you are legally entitled. They work with a well-recognized network of specialists in medicine, accident reconstruction and engineering, among other areas of expertise. With these experts, we establish liability and calculate the cost of your future medical treatment, the wages you lost from your inability to work, and quantify, in a compassionate matter, the loss of the quality of your life as a result of the accident.

Our Utah accident lawyers are also licensed to practice in Idaho and California, and we often handle cases in these states, especially on behalf of residents in Utah injured while visiting those states.

Salt Lake City Injury Attorney

Bill Rawlings
Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Bill Rawlings, as owner and founding partner of William R. Rawlings & Associates, has been a practicing attorney since 1980. He has extensive litigation experience involving both court and jury trials. He is licensed in Utah, California and Idaho. Prior to starting his own private practice, Mr. Rawlings was a personal injury adjuster and defense attorney for one of the largest insurance companies in the nation. He has used his insider knowledge of the insurance defense system to work in favor of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. William R. Rawlings & Associates strives to answer all questions promptly and treat each client with respect and care.The Firm prides itself on ethics, professionalism and superior performance. It also provides technical assistance on both a formal and informal basis, instructing on new developments in the law. Our attorneys, legal assistants and support staff have proven experience in the insurance industry. The Firm has the technical knowledge, capability and expertise to serve its clients’ interest in all aspects of each area of our practice. For the past thirty years, William R. Rawlings & Associates has concentrated on handling accident, injury and wrongful death claims.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • Utah, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
  • Idaho, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1980


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
  • California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA B.A. 1975
  • California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Secondary Education Credential

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Utah’s Legal Elite
  • Personal Injury Attorney of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • American Bar Association: Utah/ California
  • Utah Trial Lawyers Association
  • Utah Personal Injury Lawyers

Utah personal injury lawyer

Travis Alkire
Personal Injury Lawyer

Travis has been with our Firm since 2005 working as a law clerk while studying at the University of Utah Law School.  During his legal studies at the Gonzaga University School of Law he was named to the Dean’s list and was a member of the Moot Court Council as a first year student.  While studying at the University of Utah College of Law, he was recognized with the College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award for the Advanced Negotiation and Mediation course.

Travis graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and passed the Utah State Bar in 2006 and became an associate attorney with our Firm.  He is also a member of the Idaho State Bar.   Travis is a member of the Utah Association for Justice, and the Salt Lake County Bar Association.  He has been recognized on multiple occasions as Utah’s Legal Elite, a designation published in Utah Business Magazine and voted on by other practicing attorneys.

Over the last 10 years as one of our associate attorneys he has proven to be a tremendous asset to our Firm carrying the heaviest load of litigation files and is also one of our bilingual staff members.   His exceptional research skills have made the Firm extremely successful when defending our clients’ cases against Motions, Appeals, etc. filed by the Insurance Companies’ lawyers.

Clients and defense attorneys alike comment on his quiet nature yet firm and intelligent approach to each and every one of his cases.  He is well liked among the attorneys and staff in our office and they welcome his guidance as Managing Attorney.

Salt Lake City Injury Lawyer

Jillian Gallard
Practice Administrator

Jillian has been a valued member of our legal staff since 2005. She started as an office assistant and worked her way through the ranks as there didn’t seem to be any task she could not conquer. She was also working towards her college degree attending Utah State University majoring in History. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 and was promoted to Legal Assistant. She has worked tirelessly to make sure her cases and our clients receive exceptional care and that they feel like the most important client in the office.

Through her tenure here at our Firm she has also been instrumental in assisting the Managing Attorney with implementing current Firm Policies and Procedures and training. She is extremely well like and respected among her peers.

Jillian was recently promoted to Practice Administrator in which she is primarily responsible for ongoing training of all legal assistants and new attorneys, as well as filling any open position in the Firm. She is also the Firm liaison with all medical providers taking any questions or concerns regarding medical treatment, surgical evaluations, liens and medical charges. We also have an Open Door Policy with every client. They have access to Jillian at any time should they have a question or concern about their claim.

We look forward to her guidance and administration and many more years with our Law Firm.