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Stephanie Ames

Stephanie Ames

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
    15 years
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    15 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    22 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Mark Chambers

    Over the past five years I have seen Attorney Stephanie Ames represent her clients in Federal District Court in Los Angeles. Her clients understand what she is doing for them and how she is accomplishing it, which builds a great relationship between her and her clients. This has been the foundation for the outstanding results she has obtained.


    Mark Chambers Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Viviana Ramirez

    Ms. Ames is an exceptional lawyer. She has extensive experience in both state and federal court. She is dedicated and committed to making sure that each case receives the time necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for her client. As a colleague in federal court, I value her insight and legal analysis of complex issues. I highly recommend Ms. Ames.


    Viviana Ramirez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Stephanie Ames

12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA, 90025




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateRobinson & Schmidt2007 - 2009
AssociateWeston, Garrou & De Witt2005 - 2007
OwnerUtah Law Offices of Stephanie Ames1998 - 2005
Public DefenderSalt Lake Legal Defender Association1993 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Federal Trial Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionSecretary1997 - 1998
Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers SectionSecretary1996 - 1997

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. Thompsoncase dismissed
United States v. Schwartz et alcharges significantly reduced
United States v. Dawson et al.,Case dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Utah Journal of Contemporary LawCity of Columbia v. Omni Advertising Inc: Expansion of State Action Immunity to Municipal Regulation1992


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of UtahEnglish LiteratureHonors Bachelor of Arts1990
University of UtahPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Clinical ProgramCriminal Defense2002
Utah Police Officer Standards & TrainingFourth Amendment2000