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Best Attorneys in Utah

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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Utah, including civil and criminal law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
 
Susanne Gustin
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jim Bradshaw
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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Clayton A Simms
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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J Robert Latham
Criminal Defense and Child Welfare Lawyer
Saint George, UT
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Darren M Levitt
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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Michael J Langford
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jerry Salcido
Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Sandy, UT
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Justin S Pratt
DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes Lawyer
Salt Lake City, UT
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Justin Hosman
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer
Sandy, UT
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Kevin D Swenson
Personal Injury Lawyer
St. George, UT
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Laura J Hansen
Family Law Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jesse P Murff
Bankruptcy Lawyer
Ogden, UT
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Utah Legal Resources

Utah Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

Utah State Bar - A unified mandatory bar, the Utah State Bar was recognized in 1931 by the legislature of Utah, which understood a need to foster these goals, and the Utah State Bar was thus authorized by statute to regulate and manage the legal profession. The Utah bar is responsible for licensing all people who desire to practice law in Utah. Within this responsibility, the bar strives to encourage high standards of conduct, ongoing learning, integrity, competence, discipline, and public service.
UACDL - Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - For more than 20 years, the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL) has worked to improve the profession of criminal defense and reform the Utah criminal justice system. Today the UACDL consists of the top criminal defense attorneys in Utah. Any attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Utah who is actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases can apply for membership. The UACDL is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Law Schools in Utah

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School - BYU Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Provo, Utah. Founded in 1973, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School is a Private school with approximately 336 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile for this law school to learn more.
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1913, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is a Public school with approximately 292 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Utah Government and Court Resources

Utah Attorney General

Utah Attorney General - The Utah Attorney General, elected by the people, serves as the chief legal officer for the state. The Attorney General's duties include providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Utah in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. This office plays a pivotal role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a diverse array of legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Utah Division of Child and Family Services - The Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is tasked with protecting the well-being of children and families across the state. DCFS manages child welfare services, conducting investigations into reports of child abuse or neglect, offering interventions and support services to families, and overseeing foster care and adoption programs. The division focuses on ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children by advocating for their best interests and providing assistance to families in need. Additionally, DCFS collaborates with community partners, offers behavioral health services, and implements prevention programs to strengthen families and promote child safety and stability throughout Utah.

Utah Indigent Defense Commission

Utah Indigent Defense Commission - Created in 2016, the Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) is a state agency that provides free legal representation to indigent adults and juveniles accused of crimes. it's duties include providing guidance and standards for systems to ensure and oversee local defense services, gathering and reporting information about local indigent defense services, or indigent defense attorneys and expanding legal education opportunities for indigent defense attorneys.

Utah Labor Commission

Utah Labor Commission - The Utah Labor Commission is responsible for promoting a fair and safe working environment within the state. This commission oversees labor laws, workplace safety regulations, and workers' compensation issues. It plays a crucial role in enforcing compliance with labor standards, ensuring employee rights, and providing employers with guidance on best practices. Additionally, the Utah Labor Commission manages the state's workers' compensation program, offering support to workers who experience job-related injuries or illnesses. By fostering a balanced and secure work environment, the Utah Labor Commission contributes to the well-being of both employees and employers.

Utah Legislature

Utah Legislature - The Utah Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Utah Senate and the Utah House of Representatives. The Senate has 29 members serving four-year terms, while the House comprises 75 members serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and public safety.

Utah State Courts

Utah State Courts - The Utah State Courts are entrusted with the essential task of administering justice within the state. Their duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, safeguarding individual rights, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. Through various levels of courts, including district courts, appellate courts, and the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah State Courts uphold the rule of law in the state.

Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court - The Utah Supreme Court serves as the highest appellate court in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court hears various cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners throughout Utah. Additionally, the Utah Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers statewide.

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