Attorneys & Staff


Administrative Staff

  • Patrick Ascione

    Office Photos-2827Patrick was born in Marseille, France and then lived in the South Pacific and in Canada for a number of years before moving to the United States. He obtained his B.A. with an emphasis in finance from Brigham Young University and received his Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.

    His practice focuses on business law, contracts, estate planning, real estate, and securities litigation. Patrick’s goal for his firm is to be able to negotiate on behalf of his clients to save them from going through the stress and expense of trial.

    Pat really cares for his clients, enjoys being able to serve them, and thrives on forming long-lasting relationships with them. Pat’s major motto in life is the French saying “J’y serai,” which means, “I’ll get there.” To him, this means that, whatever it is in life you want, you can get there if you have a clear goal and you work steadily toward that goal.

    Patrick has been married to his lovely wife, Barbara, for over 20 years, and together they have five children. He practiced martial arts for 10 years and now enjoys drawing, reading, good food, and weight-training. Pat’s primary hobby is photography and he loves taking short trips to find the perfect shot. His favorite place to photograph is the Oregon coastline. Most of the artwork and photography you see in the office is done by Pat.

    Bar Admissions

    • Utah, 1993
    • Idaho, 1995
    • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1993
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008


    • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
      • J.D.
    • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
      • B.A.
      • Major: French with Business Emphasis

    Representative Cases

    Representative Clients

    • Nutraceuticals – Nature’s Energy Inc.
    • Christopher’s Enterprises Inc.
    • Land Contracting & Development
    • Home Company Inc.
    • Amberwood Home

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Black Belt Council, Jasukai Martial Arts, Member, 1997 – 2001
    • Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Past Employment Positions

    • Ascione, Heideman & McKay, Managing Partner, 2002 – 2009
    • Patrick J. Ascione Attorney at Law, Owner, 1996 – 2001
    • Clair J. Jaussi & Patrick J. Ascione Attorneys at Law, Junior Partner, 1993 – 1995


    • French
  • Matthew Smith

    Office Photos-2714Matthew has 15 years of experience in a variety of Office Administrative Support settings. Before joining the firm, he oversaw Instructor & Student Support at the Provo Airport for the Aviation Science Department at Utah Valley University.

    Matt brings a keen eye for detail, unparalleled organizational skills, a breath of fresh air to the front office, and a witty sense of humor that keeps everyone laughing. He has won numerous customer service awards and thrives on serving and connecting with others both professionally and personally. Matt received his TV Law degree from years of watching The Good Wife, The Practice, and Matlock.

    Although he grew up all over the world, Matt calls Orem home. He studied Sociology at UVU and enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life. He is a Pop Culture aficionado who loves TV, movies, music, and entertainment news. He has active Instagram and Twitter accounts and enjoys documenting his life through photos and 140 characters.

    Matt loves spending time with his family and friends, and especially being “Uncle Matt” to his 18 nieces and nephews. He also enjoys concerts, traveling, and finding the perfect gift. Ask Matt where he wants to be at any given time of day, his answer is always: Disneyland.