Utah State Bar No. 0482
Mailing Address: 369 E. 900 So., P.M.B. 302
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Office Address 43 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Telephone: (801) 583-1880
Facsimile: (801) 583-1882
Certifications and Admissions;
Supreme Court of the United States, November, 1995
United States Court of Federal Claims, 1989
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, January, 1981
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, December, 2010
Supreme Court, State of Utah, May, 1970
United States District Court for District of Utah, May, 1970
From 2001 to the 2011, admitted and actively practiced, pro hac vice, in the state and/or federal courts of Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming, during which time also participated in and completed several civil arbitrations in Utah and elsewhere, either by plenary hearing or through settlement.
From 2011 to the present, focused practice primarily to the areas of state and federal criminal appeals and post-conviction relief, representing inmates before the Utah State Board of Pardons and Paroles and related litigation, as well as some criminal trial work.
Member, Utah State Bar Association, May, 1970 to present.
Member, Federal Bar Association, 2010 to present.
Member, American Bar Association, current
Member Ethics Advisory Opinion Standing Committee, Utah State Bar Association, October 2004 to present.
Member, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995 to present.
Barrister, Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court, 2010 to present
Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of Utah, 1966.
Juris Doctorate, University of Utah, 1969.
June 1, 2011 to present:
Private practice, solo practitioner, Salt Lake City, Utah, consisting of criminal defense, primarily appellate practice in State and Federal Courts, post-conviction remedies, and representation of inmates before the Utah State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
2001 to the June 1, 2011:
General Counsel for Becho, Inc., a commercial construction firm doing business throughout the western states. General Counsel consisted of contract negotiation, prosecuting and/or defending construction claims judicially, before administrative tribunals, or through arbitration, limited management and office administrative responsibilities regarding federal and state regulatory concerns
1975 to 2001:
Private Law Practice, primarily of criminal defense, trial and appellate practice in State and Federal Courts, general civil practice, including commercial, construction, domestic relations, real property transactions and litigation, and personal injury.
1971 to 1975
Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney, Criminal Division (predecessor to the Salt Lake County District Attorney), prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
1970 to 1971
Private Law Practice, general trial and appellate practice.