Skip to main content
Steven K. Burton

Steven K. Burton

Practice areas:

Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, Administrative Law

About Me

Steven K. Burton started his career as a prosecutor.  He worked for several cities in Salt Lake County before beginning his own criminal defense firm, Intermountain Legal.  As a prosecutor, he was in charge of several DUI courts, Domestic Violence Courts, and Drug Courts.  As a defense attorney, he uses his unique experience to find the best solutions for his clients.

Steve has a reputation for being hardworking and honest.  He has thousands of hours of courtroom experience and has found great success in case negotiation and trial.  From his background, he knows that every case is different and every case should be analyzed to find the best strategy in that specific case.

To contact Steve or another attorney from his firm for a consultation, call Intermountain Legal at 801-990-4200, or visit



Languages Spoken: Italian

Photos and Videos

3343547 1297882508

3343547 1297882520

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Domestic Violence: 50%
    7 years, 750 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years, 6 thousand cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    7 years
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Peter D Goodall

    Steve is an excellent lawyer and is well respected in the legal community. His commitment to his clients and their cases is well-known.


    Peter Goodall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2159 S. 700 E.
Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Appointed to UACDL Board of DirectorsUtah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Honor RollUtah State Bar2011
Finalist--Negotiations CompetitionAlternative Dispute Resolution Society--J. Reuben Clark Law School2007
Semi-Finalist, Linda Anderson Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy Program--J. Reuben Clark Law School2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro-TempNorth Salt Lake Justice Court2013 - Present
Managing PartnerIntermountain Legal2010 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyMiller Law Office2008 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
UACDL Legislative CommitteeChairman2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. TaylorCharges dropped: Case dismissed
State v. ParryCharges reduced to non-criminal infraction
State v. TreeWarrant recalled: Charges Dropped: Case dismissed

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Utah Journal of Criminal LawNotabile Statutory Changes in Utah Criminal Law2014
In This WeekUtah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2008

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UACDL Annual SeminarStrategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases2014
Utah Senate Judiciary CommitteeHB 50 Utah Dating Violence Act2013
UACDL Annual Winter RetreatLawmaking: The Other Battleground for Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
House Judiciary Interim CommitteeJustice Court Reform2012
The Culture of LawPreparing for a Practice in Criminal Defense2011
Society Membership MeetingHow to Run a Successful and Ethical Criminal Defense Firm2011