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Joshua S. Baron

Joshua S. Baron

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, Domestic Violence, Federal Crime, Family, White Collar Crime, Juvenile

About Me

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

Mr. Baron is licensed to practice law before federal and state courts in Utah.

He can be contacted at or by telephone at (801) 656-1901.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 150 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    8 years, 500 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    7 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Glen W. Neeley

    I met Josh when he was a prosecutor in Salt Lake City. Excellent Lawyer and gets the job done. It is without hesitation that I endorse Josh.


    Glen Neeley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Philip Laurence Wormdahl

    Josh is a great lawyer. I have worked with him and his firm in multiple capacities. I have worked with him while he was a prosecutor and as a private attorney. I have argued motions in court with him and know him to be a very sharp thinker who is quick on his feet. I also know him to be a very ethical lawyer and very giving with his time. I do not hesitate at all endorsing Josh.


    Philip Wormdahl DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Sharifi & Baron

155 North 400 West
Suite 530
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top LawyerGlobal Directory of Who's Who2013
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2011
Pro Bono Honor RollUtah Legal Services & Utah State Bar2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSharifi & Baron2009 - Present
Assistant City ProsecutorSalt Lake City Prosecutor's Office2008 - 2009

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah State BarAttorney Member2007 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Utah, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. ValienteNot guilty of all charges at jury trial
State v. HughesNot guilty of all charges at jury trial
State v. BeanAll charges dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalPredicting the Future for Your Clients2013
Lawyerist.comShould Your Clients Opt for Trial?2012
Lawyersit.comCriminal Defense Lawyers Are the Nicest Lawyers2012
Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public LawFeminist Pedagogy at a Religious School? An Assessment of BYU Law School’s Approach to Teaching2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
California State University, California Polytechnic State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Utah Lawyers and Entrepreneurship SocietyDisruptive Innovation for Lawyers2013
BYU Idaho guest lecture - Philosophy of JusticeIs the Constitution a just document?2011