Attorney Mark R. Moffat
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.”
In The News
- Defendant charged with Murder convicted of Manslaughter by jury - Deseret News 3/10/99
- Defendant charged in federal and state court with multiple counts, including theft of dinosaur fossil, obtained dismissal of all but one count - Deseret News 7/24/02
- Day-care provider convicted in Shaken Baby Syndrome case won new trial - The Salt Lake Tribune 2/19/05; new trial resulted in acquittal - The Salt Lake Tribune 5/28/05; The Salt Lake Tribune 7/28/05
- Sexual abuse charges dismissed against former LDS Church official - Deseret News 3/30/05
- Government employee received probation for money laundering - Deseret News 5/8/05
- Charges dropped against woman accused of raping 16-year-old boy - Deseret News 4/4/07
- Co-defendants received probation in Indian artifacts trafficking case - The Philadelphia Enquirer Oct 2009
- Mark Moffat quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune about the length of prison stays. 5/22