richard-w-sheffieldRichard W. Sheffield, Partner

As chair of Fillmore Spencer’s Business, Finance & Real Estate practice, Richard W. Sheffield counsels clients on a broad range of business, real estate, estate planning, finance and transaction matters. He returned to Utah from Phoenix, Arizona, after 20 years of experience at one of the largest law firms in the West. He has extensive experience and know-how in general and specialized issues faced by new and established businesses.


A founding partner of the firm, Richard seeks to build confidence and trust with his clients and help them realize their objectives and purposes. He has served in various capacities in the community, including roles with the Boards of the Provo School District, the BYU Alumni Association, The Arizona Forum, the Timpanogos Legal Center, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.


Practicing corporate, business, real estate, estate planning and finance law

Richard enjoys helping clients grow their businesses and investments. Seeking always to “get good deals done,” he loves to:

  • Structure worthwhile business relationships
  • Facilitate and close critical financings
  • Create estate plans that leave true legacies
  • Resolve business issues and problems
  • Draft understandable and effective contracts
  • Map legal routes to accomplish clients’ goals
  • Advocate the clients’ best interests

Work with an attorney who is highly valued by his clients and peers

For 20 years, Richard W. Sheffield has maintained an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating awarded to attorneys by their peers for legal ability and ethical standards. Call him at (801) 426-8200 or contact him using the form to see how he can help your enterprise grow and resolve its most pressing legal issues.

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Bar admissions

  • Utah, 2000
  • Arizona, 1979


Professional experience and honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 2000–2020
  • Equity Partner, Partner, and Associate with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona (Arizona’s largest law firm and one of the largest  firms in the West), 1979–1999
  • Distinguished Service Award received at Utah State and Local Government Conference, 2014
  • Various seminars and lectures to attorneys and businesses on business, securities and health care matters
  • U.S. Supreme Court Intern and Coordinator of U.S. Constitution film project under direct supervision of Justice Byron R. White and Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1977–1978



  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University
    • Note & Comment Editor, BYU Law Review
    • Winner of Interviewing & Counseling Competition
  • Visiting Student, Georgetown University Law School
  • B.A., Public Relations/Communications, Brigham Young University
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • Hinckley Scholar (Most Prestigious BYU Scholarship Recognition for Upperclassmen)
    • Recognized as the Outstanding Senior in Public Relations

Professional and community involvement

  • Founding President and Board Member of Timpanogos Legal Center
  • Member and President of the Provo School District Board of Education
  • Co-Chair of Utah 4th Judicial District Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair of Central Utah Chapter of J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  •  J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member of International Board and Executive Committee of BYU Alumni Association
  • Founding President and Board Member of The Arizona Forum
  • Chair and Board Member of Phoenix Region of BYU Alumni Association
  • Missionary for LDS Church, Argentina North Mission (Spanish language fluency)

Fillmore Spencer LLC is located in Provo, Saint George, and Murray, UT, and services clients in Eagle Mountain, Highland, Lindon, Orem, Provo, Pleasant Grove, Saratoga Springs, Springville, Elberta, American Fork, Wallsburg, Alpine, Mapleton, Midway, Lehi, Spanish Fork, Cedar Valley, Draper, Heber City, Payson, Salem, Goshen, Sandy, Santaquin, Riverton, Duchesne County, Juab County, Sanpete County, Summit County, Utah County, Uintah County, Wasatch County and all of Utah.