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Ann Marie Taliaferro

Ann Marie Taliaferro

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About Me

Ann Taliaferro is an associate attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat and has practiced law since 2000. Her practice includes criminal defense and criminal appeals. Ann received her Juris Doctorate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and was a William H. Leary Scholar. Ann was a staff writer and editor of the Utah Law Review for two years. She was also a member of the National Trial Team and a semi-finalist at the Traynor Moot Court Competition. Prior to joining Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, Ann was a law clerk for the Utah Attorney General's Office - Criminal Appeals Division and the United States Attorney's Office. She also completed an internship at the Supreme Court of the United States, Office of the Curator. Ann is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ann is also a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served on the Amicus Committee since 2005. Ann also served on the UACDL CLE Committee from 2005 to 2008. Ann has been a CJA Appellate Panel Attorney for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007 and is currently serving as a member of the CJA Standing Committee. In addition, Ann is member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Utah Business Magazine named Ann as an "Up and Coming Legal Elite" in 2009 and 2010, and she has also been designated as a "Mountain States Rising Star" in 2009 and 2010 by Super Lawyers.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years



Hourly ($190-275/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Robert B Cummings

    Ann is one of the most compassionate attorneys that I know. She is a zealous advocate, great writer, and even better trial attorney. Her devotion to her clients is beyond admirable, and something that I hope to achieve someday in my own practice.


    Robert Cummings Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sean B Druyon

    Ann Marie and I were invited to judge the BYU mock trials this past year. Ann Marie was a delight to be with during this event. She provided students with valuable insights on effective trial advocacy and did it with humor, intelligence, and accuracy. I would highly recommend her for any criminal defense matter!


    Sean Druyon DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.

10 West Broadway
Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"Legal Elite" (Criminal Law)Utah Business Magazine2011
Mountain States Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
"Up and Coming" Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2010
Mountain States Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
"Up and Coming" Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBrown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.2000 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah State BarN/AN/A
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Utah Bar Journal No. 5 (Sept/Oct 2006)Recent Developments in Criminal Investigation and Discovery: Access, Disclosure and Use of Information in the Criminal Defense Realm2006
1998 Utah L.Rev. 644Development, Parental Presumption Incompatible with Utah's Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Statutory Scheme1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Lawyer CLE"A Day in the Life of a Peon: What You Should Expect & What You Shouldn’t Stand For As An Associate"2008
Annual SeminarCase Law Update (March 31, 2007) (compiled written material)2007
CLE Luncheon"Basics of Criminal Law for the Non-Criminal Lawyer"2006
Annual Seminar"Case Law Update"2006