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Christopher J. Salcido

Christopher J. Salcido

also known as Chris Salcido

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

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

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.

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.

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

Licensed since 2008

  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 ($1-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (15%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Michael Paul LeMond

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael LeMond Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kigan I. Martineau

    I follow Chris's posts on Avvo, they are insightful and straight forward. I endorse this lawyer.


    Kigan Martineau Personal Injury 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




Professional Misconduct

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
Professor AwardProvo College2009
Merit ScholarshipUniversity of Utah, S.J. Quinney College2007
Army Commendation MedalUtah Army National Guard2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySalcido 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, 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
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - 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 Defense2014
Utah Divorce HotlineUtah Divorce & Family Law2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJuris Doctor2007
Utah Valley UniversityHistoryBachelor 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