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Michael T. Holje

Michael T. Holje

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Michael Holje is an associate attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat and has practiced law 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 a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI, drug and alcohol charges, sexual offenses, domestic violence and theft. Michael graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and 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 U.S. Attorney's Office in the criminal division and later at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association in the appellate division. He joined Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat 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. Michael is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has twice been selected by his peers as one of "Utah's Legal Elite."


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years



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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Josie E Brumfield

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Josie Brumfield Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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
Mountain States Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBrown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.2003 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah State BarN/AN/A
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Open ContainerDismissal
Gross Registered Weight Traffic CitationDismissal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune June 3, 2011Some Utahns Find Their Expunged Criminal Past is Still Present2011
Angie Welling The Deseret News March 10, 2004Federal Prison Sentence Vacated by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2003
University of UtahEnglishBachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New Lawyer CLE"A Day in the Life of a Peon: What You Should Expect and What You Shouldn't Stand for as an Associate"2008