Candidate for the 5th Division:
Thomas J. Bayles is thrilled to represent the 5th Division on the Utah State Bar Commission. Tom is a long-time resident of St. George and has been there practicing law since 1998. Tom works at ProvenLaw, PLLC where his focus is estate planning, estate tax planning, real estate tax planning and business succession planning. His experience includes serving as president of the Southern Utah Estate Planning Council, the St. George Exchange Club, the Southern Utah Bar Association, and as co-chairman of the Utah State Bar Spring Convention. Tom earned an associates degree from Dixie State College, bachelor’s degree in economics from Weber State University, master’s in business administration from Washburn University School of Business, and a juris doctor from Washburn University School of Law along with a tax proficiency certificate. Tom enjoys connecting with his clients to identify the best planning to accomplish their goals and bring them peace of mind. In addition to his legal aspirations, he is a renowned barbeque aficionado in the St. George, Utah community with plans to become a judge certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.