Melinda Checketts Hibbert

LeBaron & Jensen, P.C.

476 West Heritage Park Boulevard
Suite 230
Layton, Utah 84041


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Employment, Family, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment, Workplace

Ms. Hibbert began her legal career in 1990 in Los Angeles at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, currently the largest law firm in the world devoted exclusively to business litigation and arbitration, where she practiced for over a decade.  She currently serves as of counsel for LeBaron & Jensen, where she consults and advises on a variety of labor and employment, general business, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and personal injury matters.  She works as an administrative law judge and employment discipline hearing officer for West Valley City, as well as a court-rostered mediator.  Her ability to empathize, communicate without bias, and sound judgment is what truly sets her apart from her peers.  

Recognizing the depth of her experience in employment law and as an administrative law judge, West Valley City recently contracted with Ms. Hibbert to replace its former Civil Service Commission in determining its most challenging high-profile employment decisions and appeals, particularly those cases involving alleged misconduct by police officers and firefighters.


J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT;  Juris Doctor, cum laude (1990)

Honors:         Recipient of a three-year tuition scholarship;
                      Recipient of the Utah State Bar Ethic Award.

Activities:        Editor, Journal of Public Law, Moot Court Traveling Team: Argued in national competitions in NY, NY and Chapel Hill, NC.


Utah State University, Logan, UT;  Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Business Administration and Finance with Minor in Chemistry (1985)


Honors:          Recipient of a Presidential Four-year tuition scholarship, pi kappa pi, and Mortar Board Honor Societies.



Utah State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

California State Bar Association, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit



Member & President, Davis County Children's Justice Center Friends Board (2008-2012

Member, Layton High and Central Davis Junior High School Community Council (2006-2013)

Region Board Member, AYSO Division Coordinator (2004-2011)

President, Layton High School PTSA (2009-2010)

President, E.G. King Elementary School PTA (2006-2007)

Member, BYU Law School Alumni Board (2005-2010)

President, Central Council of Davis County PTA (2008-2009)

State Board Member & Oral Health Chair, Alliance of the Utah Dental Association (2002-2004)

Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lisbon, Portugal (1985-1987)


476 West Heritage Park Boulevard, Suite 230
Layton, UT 84041

P: 801-927-7530
E: [email protected]