Tyler Melling is a Cedar City estate planning attorney specializing in wills, living trusts, and probate. When not practicing law, Tyler is either spending time with his family, volunteering with the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, participating in the Cedar City music community, teaching Legal Studies courses like Estate Planning & Probate at Southern Utah University, or helping a friend prune their landscape trees.
Tyler Melling was born and raised in Texas, but he returned to his roots in Cedar City to attend SUU, where he met his wife in the Opus Chamber Choir after serving an LDS mission in Slovakia. He graduated in 2012 in Economics with a minor in music performance.
After his time at SUU, Tyler attended the University of Iowa College of Law to take advantage of their top-rated corporate law journal, estate planning courses, and estate planning clinical opportunities. He spent his first summer in Cedar City performing research for Judge G. Michael Westfall and his second summer enrolled in an independent study program, for which he wrote a 60-page report on the Snake Valley, Utah water proposals. Tyler’s law school experience also included a study abroad program in Arcachon, France, serving as a contributing member of the Journal of Corporation Law editorial board, and clinical experience in estate planning, foreclosures, and family law.
Tyler received his Juris Doctor with High Service Honors in December of 2014 and moved back to Cedar City to raise his family and open his law practice. He loves helping others in whatever way they need help, whether to find a connection, fulfill a legal need, help their business grow, or with gardening advice.
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
Juris Doctor with High Service Honors, December 2014
Journal of Corporation Law, Editorial Board Contributing Member
J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Service Coordinator
Study Abroad in Arcachon, France
Pro Bono Society
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
B.A., Economics with High Honors, 2012
Minor, Music Performance
Opus Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and Opera
Legal Studies Student Association, President
Melling Law Radio Show, monthly 30-minute segment on KSUB 590 AM or 107.7 FM
State Bank of Southern Utah Branch Manager Training, Utah’s New Power of Attorney Act, 04/2016
Cedar City BNI Iron Connection Chapter, Estate Planning for Blended Families, 01/2016
Utah State Bar Association New Lawyer Training, Starting a Law Practice in Utah, 10/2015 and 10/2016
Iron County Caregiver Support Group, Estate Planning Basics, 09/2015
Iron County Elder Care Network, Estate Planning Basics, 08/2015
Utah Supreme Court
Probate and Estate Planning Section, Utah State Bar Association
Business Law Section, Utah State Bar Association
Southern Utah Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division, Utah State Bar Association
Elder Law Section, Utah State Bar Association
The Utah Uniform Probate Code: A Quick-Reference Guide for Practitioners and Students, eBook, 112 pages, 06/2015, 2nd ed 2017