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Mark Moffat

Mark has been a practicing criminal defense attorney since 1987 and specializes in federal and state cases, juvenile sexual offenses, and white collar defense.


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


The State Bar of Utah
The Tenth Circuit of Appeals


AV Preeminent Rated (Martindale- Hubbell) 2016

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.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter, 2013 Juvenile Seminar “Serious Youth Offenders and Certifying Juveniles to District Court.”

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I worked with Mark Moffat...he was absolutely terrific. VERY response and VERY professional!!! I would recommend him highly!!!The office staff was also excellent. Always returned calls timely and were also very helpful.I am pleased to highly recommend Mark Moffat and his overall firm!!

- Randall

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