About Our Firm

801-532-5297

Education

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

Admissions

The State Bar of Utah
The Tenth Circuit of Appeals

Michael T. Holje

Michael Holje has been an attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP since 2003. His practice includes criminal defense, related administrative and professional licensing matters, and actions before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. He regularly defends both felony and misdemeanor charges, including sex offenses, assault, domestic violence, theft, DUI, and drug and alcohol offenses.

Michael graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. While in law school, he was an editor of the school's Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law. Prior to graduation, he worked as a law clerk at the United States Attorney's Office in the criminal division and later at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association in the appellate division. Michael joined Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP after graduating from law school.

Michael is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Michael has served four times as a mentor for the Utah State Bar's New Lawyer Training Program and has been recognized for being on the "Pro Bono Honor Roll" for participating in Tuesday Night Bar, a free legal clinic offered in Salt Lake City. Michael has been selected multiple times for being included among Utah’s Legal Elite and was also designated as a "Mountain States Rising Star" in 2009 and 2013 by Super Lawyers.

In The News

  • Some Utahns find their expunged criminal past is still present - The Salt Lake Tribune 6/3/11
  • Federal prison sentence vacated by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals - Deseret News 3/10/04
  • Acquittal by a jury in an Aggravated Assault case, second degree felony, in January 2020. The client and his girlfriend were spectators at a professional sporting event where they reported a very unruly spectator to the venue’s security staff.  After being reported, the individual consequently taunted and harassed the client and ultimately dumped popcorn on the client and threw the empty popcorn bucket at his head.  The client pushed the individual away from him, causing him to fall down the cement steps of the arena and resulting in serious bodily injury requiring surgeries.  Based on a theory of self defense, the client was found not guilty of any crime, and he avoided very substantial restitution claims.

Presentations

2008 New Lawyer CLE: "A Day in the Life of a Peon: What You Should Expect & What You Shouldn't Stand For As An Associate" (May 22, 2008) (co-presenter)

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What People Say

Diane

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.

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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.

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Victor

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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Dylan

I used Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat and would recommend them to anyone. Everyone in his or her office is kind, efficient and very responsive. You are treated respectfully and on an equal playing field.

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