We are dedicated to leading you to financial security

Life happens. Events can bury you financially; gradual buildup can reach a breaking point; or oncoming problems may overwhelm and bewilder you.  Whatever the reason you feel vulnerable and financially insecure, we want to help you gain a firm financial foundation.  We want to help you be able to deal with your finances successfully and with confidence.

Since starting the firm in November, 1988, J. Kevin Bird and Robert Fugal have been helping people overcome financial problems. We received fine legal training from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. We gained further knowledge, experience and insights by serving as law clerks to bankruptcy judges.  We have furthered our training through many legal seminars that teach us the best ways to help our clients. We talk and work together to help clients get the benefit of our combined knowledge, experience and relationships. Our clients’ experiences have further added to our ability to help present and future clients get their finances in order and move forward in life with confidence.

Orem Utah Firm Overview

J. Kevin Bird and Robert Fugal have been practicing law together since November, 1988, under the name of Bird & Fugal. Both are graduates of the J Reuben Clark Law School and both have served as law clerks for bankruptcy judges. They talk and work together to help clients get the benefit of their combined knowledge, experience and relationships.

J. Kevin Bird, Trustee, JD, LLM , Utah Bar admission October 5, 1983.

J. Kevin Bird is a native of Springville Utah where he grew up and graduated from Springville High School with honors and excelled in tennis and debate. He served an LDS Mission to Germany and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. He studied law and graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School April 1983. Still thirsting for knowledge he went to New York University where he obtained an LLM degree in Corporate Law. Thereafter he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eckhart A. Thompson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, and then as a law clerk to the Honorable Glen E. Clark, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Utah. Following his clerkships, in 1988 he was appointed as a Chapter 7 trustee. He has represented creditors and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy. He currently serves full time as a Chapter 7 panel trustee.

Kevin is a devoted family man. He and his wife Cindy have raised their children through the many years of his professional school and work. He loves to be with and lead his children and their spouses and grandchildren. In addition to family and church, Kevin loves health and fitness and golf.

Robert Fugal, JD, Utah Bar admission October 6, 1982.

Robert Fugal was born in American Fork and raised in Pleasant Grove and Lindon, Utah. After graduating from Pleasant Grove High School, with the help of scholarships and part time work in Orem and Provo, he graduated from BYU with a bachelors degree in 1977 and a law degree in 1982. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eckhart A. Thompson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, then practiced as an associate in the bankruptcy law firm of Ryder and Walter in Fresno CA. In 1988 he moved back home and co-founded with Kevin Bird the firm of Bird & Fugal to serve people needing debt relief services.  Mr. Fugal focused his practice on representing debtors in workouts and Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies.  With the decline in bankruptcy filings in 2005, Mr. Fugal expanded his practice to include estate planning, wills, trusts, healthcare directives, powers of attorney, and tax problem resolution.

Robert is a devoted family man. He and his wife Eloise have happily raised their children together despite the challenges of undergraduate and graduate school and subsequent work and practice development. He loves being with and serving his family. He enjoys taking his turn caring for his 95 year-old father. Besides family and church he loves camping, hiking, swimming and canoeing. He loves studying about and following natural health remedies.