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Gerald M. Salcido

About me

Jerry Salcido is a trial and appellate lawyer who is licensed to
practice law in Utah, California, and Arizona and a founding Member of
Salcido Law Firm PLLC. Before founding Salcido Law Firm, Jerry practiced
litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years, including at
the world’s largest law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP.  In doing so,
Jerry gained invaluable experience in representing everyone from the
local individual to the multinational Fortune 500 company.  In addition
to having appeared countless times before both state and federal courts
at both the trial and appellate levels, Jerry has experience in
mediation and international arbitration.


Jerry has substantial experience in representing individuals injured
in various ways including car accidents, slip and falls, and through
medical malpractice.  Among other things, Jerry’s criminal experience
includes a stint with the Utah County Public Defender’s office where he
defended numerous individuals accused of crimes such as DUI, drug
possession, theft, domestic violence, and other crimes.  Jerry has also
provided pro bono services to disabled children and victims of domestic
violence which has even included filing a brief with the United States
Supreme Court on their behalf.


Along with representing individuals, Jerry has represented financial
institutions, energy companies, technology companies, charitable
organizations, medical companies, and a wide array of other small and
large businesses in all types of litigation including contract disputes,
shareholder disputes, and breaches of fiduciary duties.


Jerry strives to use his experience to protect constitutional and
natural rights. In 2008, after the California Court of Appeals ruled
that “homeschooling” is illegal without a state teaching certificate,
Jerry represented California Homeschool Network in persuading the court
to reverse its decision, thereby protecting the rights of the nearly
three hundred thousand California children who receive their education
at home. Jerry also has served on the legal team of the Homeschool
Association of California for four years, and served as its legal chair.


Jerry’s practice focuses on criminal defense and personal injury.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 24%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 24%
    6 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 24%
  4. Personal Injury: 23%
    6 years
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Marco C. Brown

    I have worked cases against Jerry, and have always found him to be prepared and knowledgeable. Even when faced with difficult factual circumstances, he advocates zealously for his clients. Jerry is also enjoyable and easy to work with. I endorse Jerry.


    Marco Brown Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher J. Salcido

    Of course I endorse Jerry. He is my brother/ partner and I have viewed his work first hand for many years. He is the smartest lawyer I know and genuinely cares about his client's well being and outcomes.


    Christopher Salcido Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

43 W 9000 S
Ste B
Sandy, UT, 84070-2040

2545 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT, 84604

825 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103

2485 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT, 84401



AZActive 200805/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah's Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2011
Pro Bono Volunteer of the YearBaker & McKenzie2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSalcido Law Firm PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateBaker & McKenzie, LLP2007 - 2009
AssociateFilice Brown Eassa & McLeod, LLP2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Committee2014 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersExecutive Committee2010 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeN/A2008 - Present
Homeschool Association of CaliforniaLegal Committee2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jonathan L. v Superior Court, 165 Cal.App.4th 1074 (2008)Success! Homeschooling in California saved.
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Publication nameTitleDate
City WeeklyProhibition on the march: Why spice should stay legal2010
The Daily JournalUpholding Comity2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Brigham Young UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BYU Solo Practice SeminarStarting a Law Practice2014
BYU Solo Practice SeminarStarting a Law Practice2013
BYU Solo Practice SeminarUsing Technology in the Practice of Law2012
BYU Solo Practice SeminarUsing Technology in the Practice of Law2011
BYU Solo Practice SeminarVirtual Lawyers2010