In 2009, Joshua Baron and Yossof Sharifi founded Sharifi & Baron in downtown Salt Lake City. They didn't have any clients and had to share a desk in a tiny office to get started. Since then they have represented hundreds of clients in nearly every court in the State of Utah.
Mr. Baron graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Public Law and Associate Editor of the Education Law Journal. Mr. Baron began his career as a litigator at a law firm in Park City, Utah, representing developers, real estate agents, and construction companies. He later joined the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office and served as an Assistant City Prosecutor.
Mr. Baron has experience in civil and criminal litigation, ranging from construction and real estate law, to criminal and constitutional law. He has been lead attorney on over 20 jury trials and numerous bench trials. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Mr. Baron maintains a blog about Utah criminal law at www.utahcrimlaw.blogspot.com.
Mr. Baron is licensed to practice law before federal and state courts in Utah.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (801) 656-1901.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)
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Josh is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has earned a lot of respect with prosecutors and has the ability to help his clients in a way that other defense attorneys cannot because of his reputation. At least, that's how it was for me when I worked as a prosecutor.
Craig Pankratz Family Attorney
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Josh is a very well balanced attorney. He can relate to a lot of different types of folks. He is a good family man and takes a lot of pride in his work as well. He has a way with clients and judges and prosecutors. I have seen him in court and he is very smooth. When you are smooth like Josh, and prepared as he always is, he can get great results for his clients because judges and prosecutors trust him. I would highly recommend him.
Sean Druyon DUI & DWI Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Global Directory of Who's Who||2013|
|Utah Legal Elite||Utah Business Magazine||2011|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||Utah Legal Services & Utah State Bar||2009|
|Partner||Sharifi & Baron||2009 - Present|
|Assistant City Prosecutor||Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah State Bar||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|J. Reuben Clark Law Society||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Utah, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2007 - Present|
|State v. Valiente||Not guilty of all charges at jury trial|
|State v. Hughes||Not guilty of all charges at jury trial|
|State v. Bean||All charges dismissed|
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|Utah Bar Journal||Predicting the Future for Your Clients||2013|
|Lawyerist.com||Should Your Clients Opt for Trial?||2012|
|Lawyersit.com||Criminal Defense Lawyers Are the Nicest Lawyers||2012|
|Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public Law||Feminist Pedagogy at a Religious School? An Assessment of BYU Law School’s Approach to Teaching||2007|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|California State University, California Polytechnic State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|University of Utah Lawyers and Entrepreneurship Society||Disruptive Innovation for Lawyers||2013|
|BYU Idaho guest lecture - Philosophy of Justice||Is the Constitution a just document?||2011|