Criminal Defense Attorneys in Salt Lake City, UT
The law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, was established in 1998. For the past 18 years, the attorneys have aggressively defended those accused of crimes in Salt Lake City and throughout the State of Utah. At the law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, we treat every case very seriously. Our attorneys fight for the best result possible for each and every client. With five experienced and passionate criminal defense lawyers, we have more than 100 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have handled criminal cases in every county within the State of Utah. We are extremely proud of the work we do and the record we have generated by litigating motions, trying cases, and challenging the power of government. The attorneys at the firm have also been "Rule 8" qualified to defend death-penalty cases and have served as qualified attorneys on the Capital Qualified Defense Attorney Panel. The attorneys in the firm are often asked to speak at legal seminars and to author articles on Utah criminal justice topics in various legal publications. The dedicated and tireless work of our attorneys has earned Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Several of our attorneys have also been recognized by every notable legal review service including Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the American College of Trial Attorneys. Our attorneys practice throughout the State of Utah and have appeared in every county of the State. Our offices are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., with an attorney on call after normal business hours, on weekends, and during the holidays to answer your questions. We welcome your calls to discuss your case. Call (801) 532-LAWS today.
422 North 300 West
Salt Lake City UT 84103
Ann Marie ("Annie") Taliaferro has practiced with Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, since graduating from law school in 2000. She recently became a partner/shareholder in July of 2015. Since 2000, Ann's practice has included criminal defense trial work, criminal appeals, and post-conviction advocacy.
As a member of the Utah State Bar, Ann is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts. She is also licensed to practice before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before attending law school, Ann was a high school teacher and coach. She received her Juris Doctorate from S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and was a William H. Leary Scholar. While in law school, she served as a staff writer and Note and Comment editor of the Utah Law Review.
While in law school and prior to joining Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, as an associate, Ann was a law clerk for the Utah Attorney General's Office Criminal Appeals Division and the United States Attorney's Office. In college, she also completed a summer internship at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Curator.
Utah Business Magazine named Ann as an "Up and Coming Legal Elite" in 2009 and 2010, and she was also designated a "Mountain States Rising Star" in 2009 and 2010 by Super Lawyers. She received a Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2013, and offers her services as a mentor for the Utah State Bar's New Lawyer Training Program.
Jim Bradshaw has practiced law since 1982. He is one of the founding members of Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat. His practice includes all types of litigation, including white collar and other criminal matters, civil litigation, criminal appeals, and professional licensing and disciplinary matters.
Jim Bradshaw graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah College of Law. The first eight years of his legal career were spent working as a lawyer in the trenches at the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Association before moving on to form Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat.
Having previously served as the Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar as well as the Chairman of the Utah State Indigent Defense Board, Jim Bradshaw has been recognized as a leader in the legal community. He is also one of the founding members of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jim Bradshaw is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been selected by his professional peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America," and has regularly been designated by Utah Business Magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Utah. He has appeared regularly in the annual listing of "Utah's Legal Elite" and has been designated as a "Super Lawyer" within the field of criminal defense.
Kenneth R. Brown received his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Brigham Young University in 1978. From 1979 to 1998 he was in private practice, and also served as a public defender from 1979 to 1984. In 1998 Ken becomes one of the founding partners of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP.
With a practice focused on criminal defense in both state and federal courts, Ken has tried innumerable cases in Utah and surrounding states. His astute trial work earned him an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell and he was listed frequently in "Utah's Legal Elite" in Utah Business Magazine.
Before retiring in 2016, Ken Brown had been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1978. He was licensed to practice in all Utah state and federal courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
In addition, Ken Brown was a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and one of the founding members of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mark Moffat is one of the founding members of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1987.
From 1988 to 1997, Mark worked as a trial lawyer at the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Office. During his time at the Legal Defender's office, Mark represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal acts ranging from simple misdemeanors to felonies to death penalty offenses. In 1995, Mark Moffat was appointed to head the Legal Defender's Serious Youth Offender Division.
In 1998, Mark Moffat and his partners founded the law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat. Focused exclusively on criminal defense, his practice includes misdemeanors and felonies, white collar cases, professional licensing and criminal matters in the juvenile justice system.
Mark Moffat is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of Utah's "Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine. Mark has also been included in The 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of criminal defense.
Mark Moffat is a former member of the Utah Grand Jury Reform Committee and the Utah Sentencing Commission (2010-2014), which sets sentencing policy for the state of Utah. Mark is currently a member of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which sets criminal justice policies for the both the juvenile and adult courts. He served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar and has served for several years on the Utah State Bar's Governmental Relations Committee.
Active in the legal community, Mark was formerly a member of the Rule 8 Capital Qualified Defense Attorneys' Panel. He has also served in many capacities for the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, including President, President-Elect, Secretary, member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Legislative Oversight Committee. Additionally, Mark Moffat is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Michael Holje has been an attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP since 2003. His practice includes criminal defense, related administrative and professional licensing matters, and actions before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. He regularly defends both felony and misdemeanor charges, including sex offenses, assault, domestic violence, theft, DUI, and drug and alcohol offenses.
Michael graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. While in law school, he was an editor of the school's Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law. Prior to graduation, he worked as a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office in the criminal division and later at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association in the appellate division. Michael joined Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP after graduating from law school.
Michael is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Michael has served three times as a mentor for the Utah State Bar's New Lawyer Training Program and has been recognized for being on the "Pro Bono Honor Roll" for participating in Tuesday Night Bar, a free legal clinic offered in Salt Lake City. Michael has been selected by his peers as one of "Utah's Legal Elite" and was also designated as a "Mountain States Rising Star" in 2009 and 2013 by Super Lawyers.
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