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Catherine Cleveland

About me

My name is Catherine Cleveland. As a former judge and a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer, I represent clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors in Utah state and federal courts.


I use more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer to achieve extremely favorable results for my clients. Over the years, I have seen thousands of criminal defense cases handled in Utah Courts, so I know what results others have received in situations like yours.


I have an in-depth knowledge of local Courts and procedures to help you understand what to expect. I can then work with you to develop an effective criminal defense strategy designed to achieve the best possible results in negotiations with prosecutors or at trial.


I will agressively fight for you with any criminal charge you are accused of to obtain the best possible outcome.


Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years
  2. Sex Crime: 30%
    15 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    15 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    15 years
  5. Computer Fraud: 5%
    15 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Cleveland Law Firm

675 E. 2100 S. Suite #270
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fetured attorney rated execellentAvvo2015
Top Contriubutor BadgeAvvo2015
Avvo Rating ExcellentAvvoN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerCatherine Cleveland, P.C.2001 - Present
JudgeUtah 3rd District Court2004 - 2007
InternFCC - International Telecommunications1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Utah State BarMember2001 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1st Degree RapeDismissed
Multiple ChargesI was able to get a number of the charges dropped including the DUI, Client got 3 years probabtion, no jail time.
Drug PossessionDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Brigham Young UniversityJapaneseBA - Bachelor of Arts1995