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Andrew Eric McAdams

Criminal defense Attorney at Bountiful, UT

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 15 years
    North Carolina - NC 9 years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Former Prosecutor and Law School Professor with extensive trial experience working in felony criminal court.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Former Prosecutor and Law School Professor with extensive trial experience working in felony criminal court.

  3. Violent crime
    10%
    Former Prosecutor and Law School Professor with extensive trial experience working in felony criminal court.

Andrew McAdams is a criminal defense lawyer in Salt Lake City who served as a full-time federal prosecutor for over eight years. With his experience in the prosecution side of the courtroom, he knows how they build their cases and what he can do to protect his clients’ rights in the courtroom. Andrew has also spent several years as a law school professor and taught many subjects on the criminal justice system. His comprehensive legal knowledge, years of experience, and commitment to cases makes him a valuable advocate for defendants facing criminal charges.

Location

McAdams Law LLC
533 W 2600 S
Suite 370
Bountiful, UT, 84010

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Posted by Liz | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
February 19, 2021 Working with Andrew was exactly what we needed as a client. He was amazing throughout the entire process of working with us on our case. He was upfront with us on anything and everything pertaining to our case. He communicated with us exactly what we needed to know and what some options were for us. He allowed us to decide what we thought would be best for us after giving us the information and options that were available. He was very responsive to any questions and concerns that we had concerning our case. He responded to our emails and our calls and our texts. I always knew he would respond in sufficient time to any areas of concern. He always took the time to explain the overall scenario of pros and cons to the circumstances and information. He was always very professional and understanding. He helped us to win our case, he was knowledgeable about the case and always was prepared and ready for court and proceedings. You will be very pleased if you choose Andrew to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Lawyer
Thanks for all the hard work you put in closing my case in my favor. Only time I've had to use a Lawyer and he made the process very easy and transparent.
Posted by Chelsea | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST lawyer out there!
I was so nervous as this was my first time ever having to be in court and needing a lawyer but when I called Andrew McAdams to help me with my criminal case he made it simple and easy. From the beginning he was very professional and extremely helpful. He listened right there on the phone and had my back. I was comfortable and relaxed after our phone call and I even felt confident. He was always a little early every time I had court so we can go over any details or information. He explained everything that was going on each time in great detail to me as I was not so court savvy and this helped me to know what was going on, what to expect, and what my options were. Mr. McAdams even worked with me financially by letting me make reasonable payments each month. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. McAdams if you need an amazing lawyer that will listen and do his best for you!
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Posted by James | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew is a true advocate.
I found Andrew to be the only attorney I have used that heard me when I said something,gave a damn, and truly acted as my advocate. He answers his calls and does what he says he will. If you are caught in the cross-hairs of the judicial system, know that the cards are stacked against you, then hire a true advocate to even the playing field, Andrew McAdams.
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Posted by Courtney | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
Andrew helped me in a case and was very detailed on everything going on keeping me in the loop. I was always able to reach him when questions did arise. I would use him again and again. I’ve already sent one referral his way and will again and again.
Posted by Amy | April 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We hired Andrew when a woman wrongfully accused my husband of assault over a dispute that occurred. Thankfully, he found all of the evidence in the case and got a surveillance video showing that he assault didn't occur. My husband could have taken a deal for disorderly conduct and pay a small fine. We truly felt my husband had done nothing wrong, so fought for us in a trial and my husband was found NOT GUILTY! Andrew is an awesome attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
JW
I felt like they could help me from the first phone call. And they did help me with my situation. I would recommend them to a friend.
Posted by Nick | March 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice
I consulted Andrew regarding a significant felony charges - with his advice I was able to get the charges dropped without having to invest significant time into the case. Andrew is knowledgeable of both the laws and the prosecutors in this area. His advice was priceless and his responsiveness was terrific. He is my strong recommendation for anyone facing criminal charges in Utah.
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Posted by Brandon | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Andrew helped me win a tuff case.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal advice
I needed some legal advice quickly. Andrew was quick to respond. He let me know what my legal choices were, and gave me legal advice on my choices. I would use his services again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • McAdams Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Law Professor
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Cache County Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cache County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Lao
  • Thai
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2nd Place, Mock Trial Competition
  • The Ohio State University
  • 2006
  • Best Petitioner's Brief, Regional
  • National Moot Court Competition
  • 2005
  • CALI Award for Top Student - Trial Practice
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • University of Utah
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • University of Utah
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • University of Utah
  • 1999
  • Dean's List
  • University of Utah
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers
  • Presenter
  • 2015
  • Glendale Community College School of Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew McAdams is an excellent lawyer. I highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew McAdams is about as thorough as an attorney I've worked with. Trained as a prosecutor and a law professor, he is quick to spot issues in a case that most lawyers, including myself at times, seem to glaze over. His client's can be assured that he's thought through every option on the case several times, and from different angles. That's why I call him when I have questions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a competent, well-respected, and trusted attorney in our community. Any client should feel confident in his handling of their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an intelligent, compassionate, and thoughtful attorney who is a true advocate for his clients. As a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, Andrew offers a unique and effective perspective. He serves his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent lawyer. I would trust him to do a great job. I have no reservations about referring friends and family to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is fair, responsible, honest, capable, and cares deeply about his clients. It is always an honor to work with him. He knows how to work as team. He knows how to defend people better than most because he was a prosecutor. He is awesome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrew McAdams has extensive experience in a variety of serious criminal law matters. As a former prosecutor, he has seen how the state prosecution system works from the inside. As a defense attorney, it is obvious that he actually cares about his clients. And he works hard to make sure that his clients get the best chance of success in their cases. He is the kind of attorney I would definitely want in my corner if I was facing criminal prosecution."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. McAdams is an astute and hardworking attorney and I enthusiastically endorse him as an effective and trustworthy advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is an excellent attorney with a prosecutorial background that gives him unique insight in defending his clients. I would not hesitate to refer any potential client to Andrew."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bountiful Criminal defense Lawyer Andrew Eric McAdams
Andrew Eric McAdams
Criminal defense Attorney
Bountiful, UT
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation