Federal Crimes

If you are charged with a federal crime, it is imperative that you have an experienced federal defense attorney. Federal charges are not the same as state charges. The law is complicated, and the possible penalties are harsher. Our lawyers have over 35 years of combined federal defense experience working in the Federal Defender system. We have handled all types of federal cases including federal gun cases, bank robberies, complex fraud, drug cases and federal sex crimes. We also have extensive experience handling crimes that originate on Tribal Land and understand the complexity of these cases. We know the federal law and the federal players and will aggressively fight for your case making sure that you get the best possible outcome.

State Crimes

If you are charged with a crime in state court you need a strong defense attorney by your side. Be it a first-time misdemeanor, a serious violent offense, a sex crime, or anything in between we can help. Our lawyers have won acquittals in everything from DUI’s to homicide. We understand the difficulties and stressors that you and your family face when involved in the criminal justice system. We are there to protect you, advise you of your rights, and fight for you with confidence.

Civil Rights

The government is entrusted with a great deal of power to act on behalf of or to interact with individuals. When the government abuses their power and injures their people, the law provides ways to seek remedies against the government entities. Whether it is a law enforcement officer who causes injury, a jail that fails to keep its inmates safe, or a law that infringes on citizens’ freedom of speech or freedom to assemble or freedom of religion, our lawyers are willing to stand up for you in a court of law and make sure your civil rights are protected. As our society continues to grapple with the systemic racism, sexism, ableism, and more that operate at every level of our government and implicit and explicit biases continue to impact governmental policies, it is more important than ever that individuals stand up and hold wrongdoers accountable. Let us help you do that.

Personal Injury

If you or your family have been harmed due to someone else’s negligence, you may be facing expensive medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our attorneys are experienced in holding corporations, businesses, government entities, and professionals accountable for wrongdoing. Our lawyers have a long history of seeking remedies for the seriously injured including cases claiming: faulty design by automobile and product manufacturers, the failure of premises owners to keep their premises safe, accidents on the road caused by negligent drivers, medical malpractice by health care providers, negligent care of patients by nursing homes, and many other types of intentional or negligent conduct that resulted in injury. When insurance companies mishandle valid claims of their customers, we can pursue bad faith claims against them. In order for our attorneys to prevail on your behalf, they will need to be able to establish intentional or negligent conduct that caused the injury of another and resulted in provable damages. Come see us for a free consultation and we will be happy to review your case and help get you started on your physical and financial recovery.

Employment Law

If you have been terminated from your job or are experiencing harassment at your workplace, you should know that there are state and federal laws that protect workers rights. It is essential to meet with attorneys experienced in employment law as soon as possible after experiencing termination or harassment to make sure that you comply with the legal requirements necessary to pursue a claim against your current or former employer. Kathy has many years of experience handling federal and state lawsuits connected to employment claims, including: age discrimination, discrimination based on physical or mental disability, sexual harassment, racial or ethnic origin discrimination, wrongful termination, discrimination based on gender or gender identity, retaliation, breach of employment contract and more. These cases often go to trial, so having an attorney with experience taking these cases to trial is critical. Come in for a free consultation and let Kathy review your case to see if your rights as an employee are being violated.

Juvenile Defense

If your child is charged in juvenile court, they need a lawyer to protect their rights. Not all juvenile convictions disappear at age 18 and a conviction can come back to haunt your child years in the future. Also, under Utah Law, if your child is charged with a violent crime they can be transferred to adult court. Our lawyers have worked with young offenders for many years and understand that these offenders, even more than their adult counterparts, need to be seen as a whole person and not just for the charge they face. We will be there to work with your child and your entire family as you navigate the justice system.