we are people's legal aid

WE BELIEVE housing is an essential human right that is unbalanced under current law and court procedure. We advance this core vision by providing education, legal consultations and legal representation in court.

our team

Current Employees and Contractors
Jeff Daybell - Executive Director
Angela McGuire - Assistant Director

Aro Han - Contract Attorney
Annie Keller-Miguel - Contract Attorney
Candace Waters - Contract Attorney
Mallory Daybell - Paralegal
Madison Colledge - Intake Specialist
Student Interns: Sierra, Jessica , Pamela , Matt, Cassie, and Jensen

Previous Interns and Volunteers

Jeff Daybell

Executive Director and Managing Attorney

Jeff is the founder of Peoples Legal Aid. He is passionate about tenant and debtor rights and ensuring that everyone gets fair access to the law. Jeff graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Accounting and then commissioned as an Officer in the Military Police Corps in the Army. Following his active duty service, Jeff attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Jeff is a licensed attorney in Utah and acts as the Senior Attorney on our Staff. Jeff has been married to his ever-supportive wife for 12 years and loves spending time with her and their three children.

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Angela McGuire

Assistant Director and Intake Coordinator

Angela is primarily responsible for the day-to-day activities for Peoples Legal Aid. She started with PLA as a volunteer intern and has proven to be an invaluable member of our team. Angela is a graduate student of Public Policy at the University of Utah, focusing on state legislative action and equitable housing policy. In the 2020 session, Angela researched and worked with Rep. Brad Daw on H.B. 319 Consumer Lending Amendments which provides increased protections for borrowers and more transparent guidelines for deferred deposit lenders. The bill passed and signed into law by Governor Herbert in March.

Annie Keller-Miguel

Contract Attorney

Annie is a compassionate, hard-working, detail-oriented and well-regarded attorney. These attributes make her an ideal attorney for the complex problems associated with landlord-tenant disputes and debt collection resolution. Annie graduated with honors from the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law in May 2020 with a certificate in Criminal Law. She came to People's Legal Aid with a variety of legal experiences ranging from criminal prosecution to family law and estate distribution. The motivation that inspired Annie's legal career remains true to this day: to use knowledge to make the world a better place.

If she's not working, you can find Annie engaging in her other passions: cooking to French music, rock climbing with her middle-school sweetheart who is now her husband, hiking with her dogs, teaching yoga or advocating for a healthier planet!

Madison Colledge

Intake Specialist

Madison is the current intake specialist for People's Legal Aid. She was born and raised in Utah but currently resides in New York. She has a career interest in sustainability and legal work along with a working knowledge of Spanish she developed while living in Spain teaching English. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science and environmental policy at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York while simultaneously earning a Paralegal Certificate. She is looking to begin law school in Fall of 2021.

She is newly engaged and looks to hobbies of cooking, dancing, and hiking with her fiancé and puppy. She is extremely proud of the work done at People's Legal Aid and is happy to be part of the team.

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Sierra Hansen

Third-Year Law Student Practice Intern

Sierra is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Sierra is utilizing the third-year practice rule and is managing her own cases under Jeff’s supervision. She has done excellent work in court, to include winning a motion to continue the case for lack of evidence. Sierra began interning with Peoples Legal Aid in May, 2020.

Cassie James

Law Student Intern

Cassie is a second-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. She has extensive experience working with property management and landlord issues and is a great asset to our team. Prior to joining People's Legal Aid, Cassie worked on a project with the Justice Lab identifying legal issues and inequalities in landlord/tenant law in Utah. You can read that report here.

Pamela Schools

Law Student Intern

Pam is a second-year law student and current President of the Public Interest Law Organization at S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. As a former Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, Pam witnessed how the inability to afford legal counsel impacted the resolution of issues. Prior to law, she worked in corporate communications and business development roles which led her to pursue civil litigation.

Jensen Lillquist

Law Student Intern

Jensen studied at the University of Montana, completing a Bachelor’s in English Literature in 2017 and a Master’s in Ecocriticism in 2019. In 2019, he began a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA term with the Veterans Advocacy Clinic of the University of Montana Law School; there, he discovered his passion for public service and legal aid. In 2020, he began his J.D. at the University of Utah’s, S.J. Quinney College of Law. In 2021, he joined People’s Legal Aid to give back to Utah’s underserved population and to get hand’s on experience with the law. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and any competitive games you could think of.

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“I’m grateful for the opportunity to help our vulnerable neighbors. Our community is only as strong as its most vulnerable person, and through the work we do at PLA we hope to elevate our community by lifting up those that need it most.”
Jeff Daybell
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