Firm History

Halliday, Watkins & Mann is a fourth generation law firm of approximately 75 years duration. It was founded by H.H. Halliday in the year 1935, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1951, two of his sons, Herb and Paul Sr. , were admitted to the Utah State Bar three days after Christmas, while Paul was home on leave from the Air Force and became the second generation. The Firm was then named Halliday & Halliday. On December 9, 1973, H.H. passed away and Paul Sr. became the senior managing partner.


In 1982, Steve Watkins, a local attorney, became a member of the Firm. In 1987, Paul Halliday, Jr., joined the firm as a third generation attorney. In 1995, Herb retired and the Firm was re-named Halliday & Watkins. In 2009, Benjamin Mann, grandson to Paul Sr. and nephew to Paul Jr., was admitted to the Utah State Bar and joined the Firm as the fourth generation attorney. On July 1, 2012, the Firm name was updated to Halliday, Watkins & Mann, by which it is known today.