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J. Simon Cantarero

J. Simon Cantarero

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning, Employment & Labor

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About Me

Utah Attorney representing and counseling companies and individuals with their business and personal legal needs.  Experience with contracts, real estate, probate, estate planning, business formation and growth, and civil commercial litigation.


Mr. Cantarero also has extensive experience in the area of employment law and provides legal counsel for clients in employment agreements, non-compete and severance/termination agreements, compensation packages for executives, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and general employment rights under State and Federal laws.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%



Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Nathan D. Alder

    I highly recommend Simon. He's talented, experienced, reasonable and hard-working. Clients are well served by him and his team.


    Nathan Alder Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher R. Childs

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Childs Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Friend




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2011
Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCantarero Law Office, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyPearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyHolland & Hart LLP2007 - 2011
AttorneyStrong & Hanni2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Professional ConductCommittee Member2011 - Present
BYU Law School AlumniBoard of Trustees2009 - Present
Utah State Barex officio member Utah State Bar Commission2008 - 2009
Utah Minority Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008


Publication NameTitleDate
Intermountain Commercial Record & Salt Lake TimesOur Tradition in the Rule of Law2008
Utah Bar JournalNo One Makes It Alone, Book Review2008
17 BYU J. Pub. L. 323Who Makes the Call on Capital Punishment? How Ring v. Arizona Clarifies the Apprendi Rule and the Implications on Capital Sentencing2003
TriNet NewsletterConfidentiality and Your Employees2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/ALaw2004
University of California, BerkeleyPolitical EconomyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Corporate TrainingEmployment Law - "The Feds Want to See Your Records"2012
Annual ConferenceGovernment Audits and Internal Compliance - Labor & Employment2012
LectureEducation as a Civil Right2011
Oil, Gas, and Mineral Land Law SeminarUnderstanding Rights Under Oil & Gas Leases2009