About Our Firm



S.J. Quinney College of Law,
University of Utah


The State Bar of Utah
The Tenth Circuit of Appeals

James C. Bradshaw

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.

In The News

  • Multiple pounds suppressed, and case dismissed by Federal judge based upon illegal police conduct - State v. Rodriguez 4/15/2013
  • State dismisses murder charges in Shaken Baby case - The Salt Lake Tribune 6/16/07
  • Day-care provider wins new trial - The Salt Lake Tribune 1/29/05; new trial resulted in acquittal - The Salt Lake Tribune 5/28/05; The Salt Lake Tribune 7/28/05
  • Ethics Committee clears Utah Speaker of the House - The Salt Lake Tribune 12/31/98
  • Lawmaker resolves Treasurer probe - The Salt Lake Tribune 1/23/09
  • Husband charged with Murder convicted of Manslaughter by jury - Deseret News 3/10/99
  • Case dismissed against first Utahn charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act - Deseret News 7/5/01
  • Polygamist group defended on Good Morning America, and in the New York Times - Good Morning America 4-18-08; The New York Times 4/17/08
  • Theft of dinosaur fossil charges dismissed - Deseret News 7/24/02
  • Couple acquitted of jury tampering charges - Deseret News 12/21/96
  • Police Chief defends against the Hatch Act - The Salt Lake Tribune 10/22/09
  • Utah State Prison settles cases involving inmate mistreatment - The Salt Lake Tribune5/15/98; The Salt Lake Tribune 10/12/05
  • Jury finds Richard Davis not guilty in assault case - Daily Herald 03/03/2012
  • Logan man gets new trial: 1st District Court judge recuses self from child sex abuse case - HJNews.com 6/28/13


As one of the principals at the law firm Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat, James Bradshaw takes on criminal law cases that exemplify some of the most politically relevant controversies in Utah. The following pieces reveal these controversies with relevant legal anecdotes.

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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.


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