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Christopher J. Salcido

also known as Chris Salcido

About me

Chris Salcido is one of the founding partners of Salcido Law Firm. Chris is an experienced and agressive Utah Criminal Defense Attorney and Divorce Lawyer.

Chris is an experienced divorce and family law attorney. He has represented clients in difficult family law matters including custody disputes, complex divorces, and property divisions. Chris has developed unique and effective approaches to resolving family law matters for his clients and their families.

Chris is an agressive criminal defense lawyer who enjoys the challenges of taking on the state and protecting the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes in Utah. Chris represents individuals charged with DUI, Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, Assault, Felonies, Etc.

Prior to founding Salcido Law Firm with his brother, Chris practiced complex commercial and civil litigation with a law firm in Salt Lake City, focusing his practice on the representation of injured victims in personal injury and medical malpractice suits.

Chris’s past experience also includes the representation of small to large corporations as a corporate and business attorney. Chris has considerable experience and knowledge in the representation of ecommerce companies and start-ups. Since co-founding Salcido Law Firm, Chris has focused his practice in personal injury, criminal defense, bankruptcy, family law, and small business representation.

In addition to his legal practice, Chris has maintained a commitment to teaching legal and general education courses at colleges throughout Utah. Chris has taught college courses in American History; Philosophy; Logic & Critical Analysis; Humanities; Probate Administration & Estate Planning; and Evidence.

Chris is committed to giving back to the local community. Chris served as a member of the Utah Army National Guard for several years and is a decorated veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Chris offers pro bono services to veterans on a case by case basis. Chris personally aspires to 100 hours of pro bono service a year. Chris also supports his alma maters by offering reduced fees to students and alumni of the University of Utah and Utah Valley University.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    8 years, 500 cases
  5. Family: 10%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($1-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

24 total 

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  • Steven M. DuBreuil

    I have worked with Mr. Salcido on several cases. He is a great family attorney. He cares about his clients and it shows in his work. I would recommend Mr. Salcido on any family matter; whether it is divorce/custody or modifications he is strong advocate.


    Steven DuBreuil DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Devin W. Quackenbush

    Chris Salcido is one of the most competent criminal defense attorneys in Utah. I have referred a number of criminal cases to Chris and he always does a great job. He is bright, sympathetic and personable. He is honorable and will treat you with dignity and respect while fighting for your rights.


    Devin Quackenbush Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Salcido Law Firm

825 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103

Salcido Law Firm

2545 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT, 84604

Salcido Law Firm

640 E 700 S
St. George, UT, 84770

Salcido Law Firm

43 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT, 84070

Salcido Law Firm

2485 Grant Ave.
Ogden, UT, 84401



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Contributor 10Avvo2015
Clients ChoiceAvvo2015
Mediation CertificationUtah ADR2014
Distinguished Professor AwardProvo College2009
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Utah, S.J. Quinney College2007
Army Commendation MedalUtah Army National Guard2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSalcido Law Firm PLLC2008 - Present
Corporate AttorneyWeb Marketing2008 - 2010
VolunteerFamily Law Clinic2008 - 2014
AttorneyG. Eric Nielson & Associates2007 - 2008
Law ClerkEisenberg & Gilchrist2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Utah State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Young Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Utah Criminal Defense CasesCharges Dismissed
Utah Divorce and Family Law CaseWin
Assault Against Police OfficerDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Salcido Law FirmSalcido Law Firm Blog2015
Utah DefendersUtah DUI & Criminal Defense2015
Utah Divorce HotlineUtah Divorce & Family Law2015
Criminal Defense Attorney Salt Lake CityMarijuana - Utah Stays the Same2015
Ogden Criminal Defense LawyerLaw Enforcement Tapping into Cell Phones2014
Ogden Divorce LawOlder Couples and Divorce2014
Divorce Lawyer ProvoDivorce Parties on the Rise2014
Criminal Defense ProvoMore Teens Facing Charges Instead of School Discipline2014
Provo DUI DefenseArizona Court Rules DUI Proper In Medical Marijuana Case2014
St. George Criminal Defense LawyerProblems with Restitution2014
St. George Divorce AttorneyThe Financial Declaration in a Utah Divorce2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Utah Valley State CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Starting Out SoloSmall Firm Practice2014
BYU Solo SeiminarSolo Seminar2013
SeminarTechnology and the Law2012
Solo Practice SeminarSolo Practice Technology2011
BYU Solo Practice SeminarVirtual Lawyers2010