Robert S. (Rust) Tippett is a partner at Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere in Salt Lake City. His practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning, including trusts, probate, estate and gift taxation and conservatorships. He is a member of the Utah, California and Pennsylvania Bars.
Mr. Tippett holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. From 2003 to 2008 he served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Brigham Young University (BYU) J. Reuben Clark School of Law.
Mr. Tippett was the author of Utah’s asset protection trust statute, which was signed into law by the Governor on March 28, 2013.
Rust Tippett is on the Court Roster of Approved Mediators for the State of Utah, and is a member of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. He is available to mediate probate and trust disputes.
Mr. Tippett is the author of The Utah Law of Trusts & Estates, a comprehensive 700-page legal reference treatise, as well as numerous other articles and papers in the trust and estate field. For more information about Rust Tippett, go to www.utahestateplanning.org.
B.A. Yale University, cum laude, 1984
J.D. University of Michigan, 1987
Clerk to The Honorable Aldon J. Anderson,
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah,
Adjunct Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
(Wills & Estates; Advanced Estate Planning)
Fall 2009 to the Present
Recipient: 2011 BYU Law School Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
(Gifts, Wills & Trusts)
Spring 2003 through Spring 2008
Recipient: 2005 USC Student Bar Association Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award
Member, Committee on Legislation
Utah State Bar Estate Planning Section
2011 to the Present
Member, Salt Lake Estate Planning Council