Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys

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James C. Bradshaw

Practicing criminal defense since 1982, Jim's focus areas include federal offenses, white collar crimes, forfeitures, marijuana offenses, and drug distribution cases.


Since 1987, Mark has been a practicing criminal defense attorney specializing in cases including federal and state offenses, juvenile defense – including sexual offenses – and white collar defense.


Ann has been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 2000 focusing on misdemeanor and felony cases, federal and state appeals, post-trial motions, and post-conviction petitions.


Since 2003, Mike has worked on a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUIs, drug charges, domestic violence, theft, pardons, and expungements.

Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson's practice area focuses on drug and alcohol offenses, sexual offenses, and violent crimes. Kristin enjoys a robust pretrial motion practice with an eye toward finding and correcting constitutional violations.


With prior experience in family law matters, Staci is uniquely qualified in handling domestic violence, sexual offense allegations, and juvenile cases

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About Us

Recognized leaders making a difference in legal organizations and communities.

With our office in Salt Lake City, Utah, our criminal defense attorneys 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 attorneys in the firm are recognized as leaders in the legal community who have served, or are currently serving, in various trusted organizations and on policy-making committees, including:

• Past and Current Board Member, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member
• Conviction Integrity Unit, Utah County Member
• Conviction Integrity Unit, Summit County Member 
• Rocky Mountain Innocence CenterCase Oversight Committee 
• Member of the Utah Supreme Court and Judicial Council 
• Task Force on Justice Court 
• Reform Member, Utah Supreme Court
• Standing Committee on Appellate Representation Member, Utah Indigent Appellate Defense Division
• Contract Appellate Attorney Member
• Utah State Roster of Appellate Attorneys Member
• Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
• CJA Appellate Panel 
• Past and Current Board Member, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP was established in 1998. For the past 25 years, we have aggressively defended those accused of crimes in Salt Lake City and throughout the State of Utah.

We treat every case very seriously. Our attorneys fight for the best result possible for each and every client.​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.​

Focus on Criminal Law

The attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP focus on criminal defense and take a full-service approach to providing the highest level of legal services at every stage of the case. By focusing on criminal defense, rather than "dabbling" in a variety of unrelated legal areas, we can provide the best defense to our clients. We handle a limited range of related civil matters including:​

Civil asset forfeiture proceedings;
• Administrative hearings to protect driving privileges;
Protective order hearings; and
• Professional licensure hearings related to a criminal accusation.

Our primary focus is, and has always been, on what we do best - defending people accused of a crime.

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.​

This article was last updated on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Decades of Experience

Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP is an experienced, full-service firm backed by a first-rate team of investigators, paralegals, and legal assistants. The attorneys in our office have successfully handled virtually every type of criminal case. ​

We understand that when clients walk through our doors, they are scared and intimidated. Many of them have no prior criminal record and don't know what to expect. Many of our clients face serious consequences because of the accusation. The stakes are especially high for those with professional licensure issues such as:

• Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals;
• Lawyers and students in law school;
• Public and private school teachers and other certified educators;
• Members of the military; and
• Law enforcement officers at the local, state, or national level.

We also represent clients with a special security clearance or who carry a concealed firearm. For those charged with DUI and other criminal traffic offenses, we are experienced in representing commercial drivers and CDL holders.​No matter the nature of the charge or the potential consequences, we know and understand that each and every case is important and life-changing to you. We are here to help you navigate the court system in order to achieve the best result possible for you and your individual situation.

Our Locations

Our attorneys regularly practice throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas including Tooele County, Davis County, Morgan County, Summit County, Wasatch County, and Utah County, including:

• Alta
• Bluffdale
• Copperton Township
• Cottonwood Heights
• Herriman
• Holladay
• Kearns
• Magna

• Midvale
• Millcreek
• North Salt Lake
• Taylorsville
• South Jordan
• West Jordan
• West Valley
• Woods Cross

Our attorneys also practice throughout the State of Utah, including all counties and state judicial districts:

• Alta
• Beaver
• Box Elder County
• Cache County
• Carbon
• Dagget
• Davis County
• Duchesne
• Garfield
• Iron
• Kane
• Morgan County

• Piute
• San Pete
• Sevier
• Summit County
• Tooele County
• Uintah
• Utah County
• Wasatch County
• Washington County
• Weber County

What People Say


Mark has represented our son for over ten years. We have a difficult situation but we have never doubted that Mark, and now, Mike, care about him and our family. Their caring advice has been a lifeline for us.

Gary C.

Mike Holje was there for me and helped me get the charges dismissed. He was fantastic. I am so thankful for this firm.


Jim Bradshaw worked with me on a case and was helpful, realistic and very professional. I found him to be one of the best attorneys (and person) I have encountered.

Ernie S.

I have been using BBM  and Ann Taliaferro for the past year. They are great at communicating in court with judges and are always thinking about their clients. I highly recommend using this firm.

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