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Posted by barbara, a DUI client, Flag
Phillip was great. Very easy to communicate with, uses texts and e-mails. I hired him for my son's DUI. Did exactly what he promised, worth every penny. 2nd DUI and we got away with just 6 months probation and 6 months suspended license. Was expecting two years!! Not saying that this is right - my son probably should have gotten two years for being so irresponsible - but that would have really screwed up his life and work. I am hoping he learned from this and will behave better in the future. Kind of sad to realize that only if you can afford it you can get away with bad behavior as not everyone can pay for a lawyer. But Phil did great work for exactly the amount he told us at the beginning. Highly recommended.
Posted by curtis, a DUI client, Flag
Phil was incredibly competent, respectful, helpful and professional from our first meeting through the last court date. He represented me in a DUI/ POCS case, and handled every detail excellently. Having such serious charges brought against you is a very difficult experience, and I am glad Phil was there to answer every question and address my every concern. His rates are reasonable, he worked with me by splitting my payment, and even better, he was efficient.
Also, his partner accompanied me to one of my court dates, and he was nothing but professional and helpful as well. Throughout the whole process I felt that Phil had my best interests at heart. He saved my drivers license, and kept me out of jail. I can't explain how appreciative I am. I would highly recommend him. Thanks again!
Posted by KaLen, a DUI client, Flag
I researched and talked to a lot of lawyers before calling Phil, but once I spoke to him, I knew he was the lawyer for me! For one thing, he believed me and was compassionate about my situation. He's really smart and keeps up with new laws and regulations; he was even taking a class to give him additional training and information on something that ended up helping my case. When you call him, he gets right back to you, and his rates are much lower than everyone else I talked to. He was right by my side, with all the ups and downs a case goes through; he was as angry and sad as I was when things looked bad, and just as happy when things went well. When he was finally able to get the judge to dismiss the case, he was jubilant, triumphant, excited and happy for me. He definitely likes to win, and worked hard to do just that! He told me that if I was ever in need of help again, of any kind, to call him and he would hook me up with someone who could help if it was not DUI related. I hope to never be in that situation again, but it feels good to know that somebody cares, and is willing to help you.
My life was ruined by the arrest and Phil helped me start putting the pieces back together again. In my opinion, you could never find a better advocate and "knight in shining armor" than Phil. I will be forever grateful to him.
If you or anyone you love has been arrested for DUI, whether they're innocent or not, call Phil. I know he will be just as compassionate and dedicated to your case as he was to mine.
Posted by Sean, a DUI client, Flag
Through a very trying time in my life from my own poor choices (DUI), one of my biggest comforts was knowing that Phil Wormdahl was always looking out for my best interests. While a few lawyers made shallow promises of trying to "get you out of it," Phil simply promised to do everything in his power to best represent me and find the best possible solution to my legal troubles.
Early on after hiring Phil I offered additional money for more attention to my case above his already very reasonable service fee, but he wouldn't accept it. He assured me that he would be giving 100% attention to my case like all of his clients and felt it unethical to take any more money from me. Needless to say, things started off on great terms.
I hired Phil in December and the case didn't conclude until the following July, but at no time did I feel he was neglecting my best interests. He always responded promptly to emails and assured me he was on top of the proceedings with the drivers license division and the court.
My trial was very fair, the judge respectful and I feel I recieved the treatment from the court I deserved and it is mainly because of Phil. No, he didn't "get me off of the charges" like a few other lawyers shallowly promised, but rather made sure all my rights were properly recognized and represented. One unique impression I took away from my court proceedings was that it seemed like Phil spoke the "language" of the court, while a few other lawyers before us looked a little at loss and flustered.
I hope I don't have to recommend Phil's services to any of my friends or family members in future DUI cases, but if I do it will be a no-brainer in who I tell them to call.
Thanks again Phil, you rock!!!
Posted by Fabiola, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
You may think that a old attorney with years of experience will be a sharp option ! Big mistake! Phil is a incredible smart attorney he uses technology on a high level what makes very easy to communicate with him! I found him in a desperate moment ! I had court in 3 days and I didn't have a attorney. He was right in and took care of my stressful case "simple assault " and he won my case! I highly recommend him !!!
Posted by Tim, a DUI client, Flag
Phil was outstanding to work with and I always had full confidence in the work that he did. I would highly suggest him to anyone dealing with a DUI case in UT.
Posted by Chris, a DUI client, Flag
First, don't even consider dealing with the court or DMV without a lawyer. If you're wondering if you can afford and an attorney, believe me you can't afford not to have one. I spoke to several attorneys before I decided on Phil, a few seemed barely competent opting to try to baffle me with BS, others seemed quite good but quoted me ridiculously high fees. By contrast, Phil seemed to genuinely love what he does and for this reason I'm sure he's very good at it, and his fee was very reasonable too. I highly recommend Phil.
Posted by Carl, a DUI client, Flag
Everything Phil worked towards came to fruition today, when we appeared in court for a bench trial leaving victorious, having the DUI case dismissed due to Phils incredible attention to detail and knowledge of past cases and current laws. Phil was with me throughout the entire journey of dealing with the process of multiple delays and advising me to "not give up now we've came this far."
I will, forever, recommend Phil to anyone and everyone who has been arrested for DUI.
Posted by Anh, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Phil was very patient and willing to listen to my case thoroughly even though it is a complicated and long-story case. Plus, I am a second-language person, don't speak English quite well.That is the first thing I really appreciate him. He was very enthusiastic and professional in his work to try to help me dismiss the case. He is someone that I or any client absolutely trust.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
It took six months, but Phil worked his magic. He was up front about the time involved and the waiting paid off. My DUI was dismissed, nothing on my record. I hope I never need to use his services again, but Phil will be my first call if I am ever in trouble again.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Phil did a great job in keeping communication with me during the process, and used his expertise to get me the best and most realistic outcome as possible. He provided great advice, and made sure I understood everything that was taking place along the way.
Posted by Kelli, a DUI client, Flag
Phil was exceptionally responsive, and my outcome in court was exactly what I was hoping for. He mailed out a refund of the unused retainer fee the same day we had our court date.
I was impressed by Phil's availability and responsiveness throughout my experience.
I would highly recommend him to those in Salt Lake seeking legal assistance.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I worked with Phil for my criminal defense case. He was excellent at explaining my options to me and making sure I understood my rights. He was always responsive and made the procreas as painless as it could be. Phil was able to settle my case with the best possible outcome. I trust him implicitly--he is an excellent attorney!
Posted by George, a DUI client, Flag
Phil handled my DUI case last year. So what? Well, I called him last week and asked his advice on an employment question (about my DUI showing up in a DMV pre-employment check).
Phil doesn't owe me anything but he took the time to return my call and explain what I could expect.
Phil also offered to talk to my prospective employer and said he would "try to help me get the job."
Who else would do that? This is going way beyond what I paid him for his services last year and I am very impressed with him.
I would not consider calling anyone else in Utah for representation.
And I'll never set foot in Utah again if I can help it! Very backwards state, don't ever go to Utah and if you do, take Phil's phone number with you.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Phil is truly the "Angel of Help!"
When I thought my world would end, Phil came to the rescue; with knowledge, facts, skill and true to his word; he handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I told him what I needed, and thats exactly what we got when he won my cases! Phil is the real deal, he consistantly displayed a top notch level of integrity, patiently and thoroughly answered every question I had from begining to end, and even returned every single phone call. I'm not kidding, this man is the best guy to have in your corner; the perfect counsellor, keeping you well informed, strategized and full of peice of mind!
His main goal is to keep you at ease, aware of all aspects and factors of your case, and informed and armed with all possible solutions.
I highly reccomend Phil and his skilled network of associates for any legal issues, I found the light at the end of the tunnel with Attorney Phil Wormdahl!
Posted by Stephanie B., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Phil handled my criminal defense matter with poise, professionalism, and made it easy for me to understand every step he was taking in the process. His prices are extremely fair for the fantastic job he did. Criminal defense cases are stressful, can be embarrassing at times, and Phil always made me feel comfortable, like I had very good chances of a favorable outcome, and to contact him with any obstacles along on the way. During the case he was working on, I had another pending case in which he gave me a free consultation and free legal advice on how to take care of it all by myself. Phil goes the extra mile, never to squander money out of you, but because he truly cares about his clients. I would trust Phil with any cases I (hopefully do not) come upon in the future, and will recommend him to anyone needing an excellent attorney.
Posted by John N., a Health Care client, Flag
We did not know Phil before we retained him for my son's DUI in Cottonwood Heights. We have nothing but great things to say about Phil in handling our case. He gave us a free consultation, examined all the evidence and procedures from the police report, provided direction throughout the case, retained my son's license, and has very reasonable fees. Phil is very easy to talk to and he makes you feel like your case is the only one he has. He explains your best available options, is very thorough, and is always available for your questions. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case and I would not hesitate to recommend Phil. DUI cases are much more complicated than you think, and we could not have done it without his help. Phil Wormdahl knows his stuff. Thanks again Phil.
Posted by Anastasia, Flag
I have worked with Phil professionally and would trust him to defend my own family. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable. He really cares about his clients and puts forth 100% effort with every client.
Posted by WillFontenot, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I recommend Phil to anyone facing criminal charges. He will not let you down, and will handle your case with the same intensity and dedication as if it were his own. Phil is extremely professional, intelligent, and effective, and will serve any client very well.
Posted by Danielle, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was charged with possession of marijuana and denied my rights to a public defender. Philip took on my case and I was not disappointed. We took it all the way to jury trial and after being in court all morning long, I was found not guilty.
Philip is a fantastic lawyer and I recommend his service to anybody who is in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Jessica, a DUI client, Flag
Helped me save my drivers license (I did not lose it at all)
Got my case dismissed
Kept me informed about everything going on, explained what things meant and what would happen next
I was always able to reach him when I had questions
He advised me on issues related to my Student teaching license
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Philip was my lawyer for a trial in which I was convicted of a DUI with a blood alcohol percentage after my arrest of 0.19%. Along with the fact that it was readily apparent how much smarter Phil was compared to the prosecuting attorney, his litigation skills were also very impressive and the doubt he was able to raise in the jury was considerable. After only a few minutes of deliberation I was found not guilty and cleared of all charges. The only hiccup I had with him during the entire process involved a small communication issue after my trial was rescheduled caused mainly by me forgetting to update him with my new contact info along with extensive traveling on my part. There is no doubt in my mind about which lawyer any of my friends or I will contact about criminal issues in the future.
Posted by Linda, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Again we feel so blessed to have found Phil and his associates. Our outcome was amazing and we have told all our friends about their work and how happy we were.
Posted by Marti, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Philip is very professional, spoke to me right away(super fast response), he really knows his stuff, most importantly he kept me out of JAIL. He sat me down & explained the law to me and how it works so I could better understand the process and what my rights were. It has been a great experience & I have and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Rob, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Phil saved me from the Injustice court system which tried to railroad me into an unfounded charge. We eventually settled on a plea deal that was acceptable to both sides, the end result is that I avoided jail time for something I didnt do and removed myself from the horrible environment of justice courts in Utah.
If you are faced with a bad situation Phil can help you out.
Posted by Karl Freeman, a DUI client, Flag
I had a great experience with Philip Wormdahl i felt like he did everything possible to help me in my case and not once doubted my choice in his representation. i sought out as many possibilities as i feel could be possible and made me feel comfortable about the choices of my plea by giving me full detail and easing all confusions.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I retained Attorney Phil Wormdahl to represent me after I was arrested for DUI. He was great at talking with me and explaining the ins and outs of what can be a confusing process. I was impressed at how thoroughly he reviewed the details of my specific case and explored possible solutions. After discussing the options with me, he developed a strategy that would achieve the best possible outcome given my particular case, and according to my best interests.
I spoke with two other attorneys who both seemed to be too busy to talk with me in any detail about my case. It was refreshing to find someone who was willing to take the time to answer my questions, and hiring him turned out to be a great decision.