Kristopher loves to solve problems with his clients. He works with inventors and new inventions to assess the best types of protection available. He has worked with larger businesses to protect their intellectual property through patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, contracts, and other various agreements.

He has worked with many individuals and businesses with their immigration needs, representing clients in immigration court hearings. As a native of Canada, he is passionate about immigration law as he was directly involved to obtain his US citizenship.

Kristopher believes everyone accused of committing a crime should be afforded a strong defense in court. Being accused of a crime is not a conviction, and, many of the freedoms we hold dear would be meaningless without the legal protections afforded to people accused of crimes–including a great legal defense. He has successfully defended many clients in trials.

Prior to joining Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, he worked in firms practicing immigration, criminal, personal injury, business, juvenile, and intellectual property law.

Prior to that, Kristopher worked in northern-Virginia (D.C. area) with a business who contracted directly with the department of defense. He is well versed in federal government contracting, especially small business innovation research contracts. He gained valuable experience with contracts, negotiations, business development, litigation, and in developing new ways to protect business assets.

Practice Areas:


  • Intellectual Property
    • Patents
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights
  • Business Law
  • Imigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury Law


  • Texas A&M Law (Texas Wesleyan Law)
  • University of Utah, B.A., Biology


  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah