Firm Overview

* Extensive Courtroom Experience
* Familiar with Prosecution Techniques
* Deep Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System
* Familiar with Police Officer Techniques
* Acquainted with Local Court Procedures

Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew McAdams at McAdams Law PLLC has extensive experience handling all types of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Utah. He is a former felony prosecutor with eight years of courtroom and trial experience.

He's also spent many combined years teaching law school and college classes in criminal justice and law. He knows how the other side thinks and will use his combined experience as a felony prosecutor and professor to craft an effective, sophisticated, and aggressive criminal defense in your case.

Felony and misdemeanor criminal charges carry significant and lasting consequences. Hiring an experienced and effective defense lawyer enhances your chance of getting a positive outcome in your case. Contact Andrew McAdams at McAdams Law PLLC if you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Utah.

Serious stress and significant feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and frustration accompany criminal charges. All of this can be physically and emotionally draining.

You need the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner fighting for you. With McAdams Law PLLC you'll regain piece of mind knowing your case will be handled with individual and personalized attention that it deserves. Please call or click for your free case evaluation today.

If you, or someone you love, has been arrested or charged with a crime in Utah, you need a defense attorney with plenty of experience in the courtroom. When you hire an experienced former prosecutor, you know that your lawyer will have the necessary skills to defend you. A former prosecutor brings many unique benefits to your defense including extensive trial and courtroom experience, a solid understanding of prosecution techniques, deep knowledge of the criminal justice system, familiarity with police investigation tactics, and a clear understanding of local court rules and procedures.

Not every lawyer has gone to trial. Many lawyers have never even been to court and some are afraid of going to trial. Former prosecutors have appeared in court hundreds, if not thousands, of times. They have handled all kinds of criminal court hearings including jury trials, preliminary hearings, and bail hearings, among many others. They've handled a wide variety of criminal matters ranging from the smallest of misdemeanors to the most serious felony cases. As a former prosecutor, Andrew McAdams has appeared in court countless times arguing countless cases including first degree murder, DUI homicide, child abuse homicide, aggravated assault, felony drug distribution and possession, burglary, arson, serious sex offense, and many more. He enjoys trial work and has extensive experience working with Utah juries. All of this experience is a tremendous asset in your defense.

Former prosecutors have tried cases on both sides of the courtroom. They are familiar with how the prosecution decides whether to file charges, decides whether to dismiss charges, how they gather and presents evidence, how they negotiate plea offers, and how they prepare for trial. As a criminal defense attorney, Andrew McAdams applies all of his experience as a former prosecutor. He works to keep all options on the table, aggressively preparing each case for trial defense while also using his experience to carefully negotiate the most favorable settlement options for his clients. He understands how a prosecutor conducts a jury trial in addition to knowing the types of things that prosecutors consider for extending more favorable plea offers. At the end of the day, the client chooses whether to go to trial or pursue other options. With McAdams Law PLLC, you'll know that all options are on the table and aggressively pursued.

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Canyons Law Group
952 S Main
Suite A
Layton UT 84041


(801) 449-1247


(801) 447-1649


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Andrew McAdams

Andrew McAdams

Andrew McAdams is a criminal defense attorney in Utah with extensive background in criminal law and trial practice. He served as a full-time felony prosecutor in Arizona and Utah for eight years, handling thousands of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges at every level of court proceeding and successfully taking numerous cases to jury trial.

Over the last decade, he's also taught criminal justice and law courses to college students and spent nearly two years exclusively teaching law students as a full-time law school professor. He has taught the law to hundreds of students.

As a criminal defense attorney, Andrew McAdams combines practical courtroom and trial skills together with his academic training to provide you with a strategic and sophisticated defense. He'll fight for you because he's dedicated to the concept of defending individual rights and working to ensure fairness in the criminal justice system.

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