Mitchell Wyatt is a staunch advocate for father's rights. He believes that men are at a distinct disadvantage in the family law legal arena and have legal needs that differ significantly from those of women. Men need an attorney that understands these unique needs and is able to guide them through the complex legal maze so they can obtain the best possible result. Children need and deserve to have their fathers in their lives. Men have a right to protect the fruits of their labor. Mr. Wyatt works hard to protect fathers and men when going through divorce and custody issues.
Mr. Wyatt has practiced law since 1992. His life and educational experiences allow him to understand and communicate with people from all walks of life. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and trained as an electronics technician. He served aboard nuclear submarines and as an electronics instructor for six years. After leaving the Navy, he worked as a field engineer and technical writer. Mr. Wyatt then returned to college. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU), majored in Business Management, and graduated Cum Laude. Following graduation, he was accepted into law school at BYU.
Following graduation from law school, he re-entered the Navy as a Navy JAG, As a JAG officer, he served as a prosecutor in drug and child sex abuse cases, and honed his litigation skills. His second assignment was as the assistant Staff Judge Advocate (personal attorney) for a two-star admiral in Monterey, California.
After four years, he left the Navy for private practice. He practiced law in Texas until moving to Alaska in 2003 where he was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General working in the Child in Need of Aid section, protecting children from abusive/dangerous parents and situations. Mr. Wyatt re-entered private practice in May 2007 and has limited his practice to primarily family law with emphasis on fathers' and grandparents' rights.
Mr. Wyatt was born and raised in east Texas and is as much Cajun as he is Texan. Throughout his navy tours and work experience, he has lost virtually all of his Texan/Cajun accents. But in certain circumstances those accents have been known to re-surface.
Mr. Wyatt brings twenty years of diverse legal experience, knowledge and training to the table to help his clients. He has an uncanny ability to cut through all of the information and issues and determine what the problem is and what to do about it. His years of being a prosecutor and assistant attorney general have given him the ability to litigate when litigation is necessary.
Mr. Wyatt is a proud husband and a father of five children. He is active in his church where he volunteers a significant amount of his time. He enjoys recreational shooting, boating, camping, and when time permits (which is almost never), flying his ultra-light aircraft.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Child Custody & Support
- Father's Rights
- Grandparent Rights
- Alaska, 2003
- Texas, 1992
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1997
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
- J.D. - 1992
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- B.S. - 1989
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: Business Finance
- Weinberger v. Weinmeister, 268 P.3d 305 (AK 2012), 2012, Alaska Supreme Court