About Us

Topham Family Law, PLLC

Topham Family Law is owned and managed by a second-generation family law attorney, Jaime Topham. The team at Topham Family Law is passionate about helping parents reclaim their lives and reduce uncertainty for their children as they move through the challenges of divorce, custody, and other challenging family law scenarios. It is very important to the firm that children be treated with respect and dignity as their parents work through the struggles of restructuring their lives.

The firm’s commitment to their clients extends beyond a legal timeline. “We’re committed to helping our clients through the entire process. We help them with referrals to resources they may find helpful and work to create an environment that empowers them beyond the end of the legal process.” The warm, down-to-earth atmosphere at Topham Family Law allows people to feel comfortable and understood.

Topham Family Law has a very hometown feel as it is based in Pegasus Event Center, an equestrian events center in Grantsville, Utah. Pegasus is a small working farm, so it is not uncommon to see cats, dogs, horses, and the occasional turkey wandering around the premises. The offices overlook the indoor riding arena providing a unique experience for clients.

Meet the Team

About Jaime Topham

Jaime grew up on the back of a horse, training and showing horses all over the United States. She began teaching riding lessons to others when she was 16 years old. Through training horses and teaching people, Jaime learned the importance of patience, communication, empathy, and determination to achieve a desired outcome. That experience gave her the skills she now uses to help clients get through the most difficult experiences of their life.

Jaime Topham’s passion for the law started at a young age, growing up watching her father, Gary Buhler, practice law out of the family home. Now, she carries on the tradition of zealously and passionately advocating for her clients.

In July of 2016, Jaime was recognized for her hard work and dedication representing family law clients by the National Academy for Family Law Attorneys, who awarded her the prestigious Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Utah.

In 2017, Jaime was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as being one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Utah for exceptional and outstanding client service.

Jaime graduated from Grantsville High School in 1997. She completed her undergraduate work at Weber State University where she double majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Jaime obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2007. Jaime was admitted to the Utah State Bar in October 2007. She is a member of the Family Law Section and the Solo, Small Firm, Rural Practice Section of the Utah State Bar. Jaime is also a member of the Parental Defense Alliance of Utah, the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

On a personal level, Jaime continues a lifelong love of horses through teaching, boarding, and raising horses. She is also passionate about providing needy horses and dogs a forever home. Jaime is a board member of Canter Haven Farm, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Off the Track Thoroughbreds.

In January of 2016, Mayor Marshall of Grantsville City appointed Jaime to be a commissioner on the Grantsville City Planning and Zoning Commission. Jaime is now the chair of the Commission and is dedicated to the growth of Grantsville.

About Audrey Van Riper

Audrey Van Riper has been part of Topham Family Law for five years as a fantastic office manager and paralegal. After growing up in San Diego, Audrey moved to Utah eight years ago and met Jaime Topham through horseback riding. This led her to join the firm, where she’s been excelling and working with clients ever since.

When asked to describe the atmosphere at Topham Family Law, Audrey emphasizes the high value placed on honesty. “We’re not going to misrepresent the possibility of winning or having a certain outcome just so we can take people’s money. That’s not how we work. We want to serve the community and help people through important life changes.”

In addition to her work at Topham Family Law, Audrey is training to become a nurse and hopes to eventually go into legal nursing. Her years of experience have helped her develop an expertise in handling cases and solving problems, and we’re so honored to have her as part of our team.

About Valerie Barrett

Valerie Barrett is the newest addition to the Topham Family Law staff, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her! Valerie comes to us with 17 years of experience as a judicial case manager with the Utah State Court system, giving her an incredible perspective that she can put to work for clients.

After growing up in Huntington Beach, California, Valerie moved to Utah at the age of 17 and has been here ever since. She enjoys running and supporting her two kids in their motocross and dancing activities.

As a paralegal, Valerie drafts documents and communicates with clients to make sure their needs are being met. This new position with Topham Family Law has been a dream come true for her. She’s never felt more appreciated by her co-workers and is excited to excel in this new environment.

Contact Topham Family Law, PLLC

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Attorney Jaime Topham, please don’t hesitate to contact us.