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Christopher J. Salcido

Criminal defense Attorney at Sandy, UT

4.9   32 reviews

also known as Chris Salcido

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Utah Criminal Defense Attorney. Representing individuals in DUI, drug charges, theft, domestic violence, property crimes, and other criminal charges.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Utah Divorce Lawyer, Representing individuals in contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, parent time, visitation, and other family law areas.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Utah DUI Attorney helping with all types of drunk driving charges including DUI alcohol related and DUI metabolite and drug related.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Family
    20%
    Utah Family Law Attorney representing individuals in all types of family law matters including custody, alimony, child support and more.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

Christopher J. Salcido is an experienced Utah Divorce Attorney and Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer. He has a stellar reputation in the legal community and was nominated by his colleagues (Utah lawyers and judges) to the Super Lawyers list in Utah. Only 2.5% of all attorneys in the Mountain West make the list. Chris has distinguished himself as a Rising Star in the legal community for his dedicated and often "out of the box thinking" to complex criminal and family law matters.

Chris is one of the founding partners of Salcido Law Firm which is a family owned and operated firm. He practices law with his 2 brothers who are also partners in the firm, and a team of other lawyers working for him. In many cases a Client may be facing a range of legal issues which spans the criminal and family law areas. For example, a potential client may be involved in a domestic violence charge, a protective order, and resulting divorce. Chris's practice is uniquely qualified to represent these individuals and works to achieve global resolutions all pending legal matters. With offices in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, and St. George, Salcido Law Firm represents clients throughout the entire state of Utah.

UTAH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Chris is one of the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Utah who enjoys the challenges of taking on the state and protecting the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes in Utah. Chris represents individuals charged with DUI, Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, Assault, Felonies, Etc. Chris has tackled some of the toughest drug cases over the years on both the state and federal levels. Chris and his brothers are often referred difficult and challenging criminal matters from other attorneys such as sex crimes, aggravated assault charges, etc

UTAH DIVORCE LAWYER

One of the Best Utah Divorce Lawyers, Chris has represented countless clients in difficult family law matters including custody battles, complex divorces involving millions of dollars in assets, actions for paternity, enforcement, modifications, and more. In a domestic matter, Chris first seeks to understand his client's goals and strategizes with the client in the best methods for reaching those goals.

OTHER

Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris is committed to giving back to the local community. He served as a member of the Utah Army National Guard for many years and is a decorated veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Chris offers pro bono and reduced fee services to veterans on a case by case basis. Chris has helped many veterans facing criminal charges and/or family law issues. With a military background, Chris understands many of the issues military members face following a deployment. A former adjunct professor, Chris taught college courses in logic, business law, history, and philosophy and offers reduced fees to students of the University of Utah and Utah Valley University.

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Location

Salcido Law Firm
43 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT, 84070
Salcido Law Firm
2545 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT, 84604
Salcido Law Firm
1173 S 250 W #206
Saint George, UT, 84770
Salcido Law Firm
2485 Grant Ave.
Ogden, UT, 84401
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Shawny | August 18, 2023
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The best!!
Custody disputes are never fun however it makes a horrible experience a bit better with an honest, trustworthy, and be knowledgeable attorney fighting in your behalf. Chris and his entire staff have always answered every question I have had and been super patient with me. Custody battles are extremely emotional but if you want peace of mind hire Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2021
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Christopher J. Salcido
Christopher J. Salcido (Salcido Law Firm PLLC) helped me with determination, and analytical skills. He has strong written and oral communication skills to accurately relay legal information. He did not give up on my case and resolved the matter quickly. I strongly recommend this firm to anyone in need of a sound lawyer.
Posted by Miguel | October 29, 2020
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Thank You!!
Great Services! They are wonderful people and have a wonderful environment to work with. Thank You Chris Salcido for all your support my family and I we appreciated.
Posted by Jordan | November 13, 2019
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Loved working with Mr. Salcido
My initial contact with Mr. Salcido was for some general legal advise. He spent time with me on the phone explaining my rights and the most appropriate manner to handle the general situation I was in. I eventually hired him and he delivered results that were far beyond my original expectations. He was extremely knowledgeable and patient with me throughout the process and always took the extra time to walk me through some of the nuances of the legal system. I strongly recommend using this lawyer.
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Posted by Cameron | October 16, 2019
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Chris got my charges dropped to a lower offense
I am very happy with the result I got by hiring Chris Salcido to represent me. I was originally charged with a class A misd, but he was able to help me lower it to a class C. Throughout the process he was professional, punctual, patient and ruthless in the courtroom. His work ethic shows and i would reccomend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by Geoff | August 30, 2019
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Great Experience
Chris was very easy to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. Highly recommend Chris.
Posted by Parry | August 28, 2019
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Worth the Wait
My case took more than two years. I had Chris on it the whole time. I can say as my lawyer he worked tirelessly for me, took my calls off hours, and all in all was just there when I needed him. When it finally ended I couldn't have been happier with the result and with the hard work Chris put in for me.
Posted by Silas | August 26, 2019
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Comfort During An Anxious Time
I never thought I'd have to hire an attorney. When I did I had no idea what to expect. Chris was great. My particular situation sucked, but Chris reduced my anxiety significantly with constant communication and confidence.
Posted by Anders | August 22, 2019
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Seriously the best
Great attorney. Chris owns the courtroom and never left me wondering what was going on. I felt comfortable the whole way and appreciated the great result he got me. Thanks Chris. I'll be sending anyone I know who needs an attorney to Salcido Law Firm.
Posted by Marvin | April 24, 2019
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The best possible outcome I could have asked for
Cristopher Salcido was an awesome representation of what an attorney should be. He managed to walk me through personally an entire complicated process with the courts (I had no prior experience with an attorney) and Mr Salcido took care of everything and both he and his staff were great there wasn't any constant calling back and forth involved they answered the phone right away and what the office staff couldn't answer led directly to speaking with Mr. Salcido every time. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and I hope I can send more clients your way I would recommend your services to everyone without reservation.
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Posted by Deven | June 15, 2018
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Excellent professional lawyer
Chris Salcido is a phenomenal lawyer. When I first contacted him, he was very clear at explaining and answering all my questions. I felt very confident after speaking with him that I wanted him as my lawyer. I hired him immediately. He was on top of everything the whole entire way. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone for his professionalism and determination. Best lawyer you could possibly hire!!!
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Posted by Henry | February 22, 2017
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My divorce lawyer
I hired Chris to be my divorce lawyer. At first I have no idea where to find a good lawyer. But with the help of google search. It just showed up Chris Salcido law firm. So I chose him. I made the right decisions. He was a good lawyer and easy to talk. He would do his best in your favor at all.
Posted by Brian | September 13, 2016
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Chris is INCREDIBLE!
Mr. Chris Salcido is an artist and genius in his own right. It was a pure pleasure speaking with him, and having him help in my case matters. To be frank, I was in awe in the entirety of the court case as he artistically conducted a difficult hearing into what ended up being in my favor. I DID NOT EXPECT to win, or settle. I expected at most to have some of my charges dropped. I can't say this for everyone elses' case, as they all vary and are different, but Chris is the sole reason we won my case. The Judge was presented with evidence that as a defendant, got me shaking in my boots. Chris, with his calm demeanor helped me see and realize we still had a strong fighting chance. Although the petitioner was given every opportunity (I'd say, even to a fault on the judges part) to give her side of the story in order to win what she thought was the correct outcome for our particular situation. At one point, the petitioner even presented one hundred extra pages of text messages out of the blue (which from my understanding, shouldn't have been allowed to present) that she didn't have copies for, and handed them in as evidence. Chris, being the expert he is, did everything in his power of law to have this new evidence "thrown out", but the judge had still granted it in favor of the petitioner, giving her every opportunity he could for this lawyerless lady. As we individually went through each and every paper, Chris, being the quick witted and intelligent person he is, rapidly determined what was pertinent to the case, which pages actually were in my favor, and discerned a few pages that we discovered were tampered with to look in her favor. The amount of proof I had given Chris was, in retrospect, hardly enough to go on and he pulled that magical bunny out from his magical hat and did what he does best. Which is give you a fighting chance. Give you what you deserve. In my particular case, the evidence was stacked against me and I came out with nothing added to my record. Nothing short of miracles preformed by my hired attorney, Chris Salcido. If I were to give two pieces of advice for those dealing with law trouble in the St George area, it is this. Lawyer the eff up, and have that lawyer be Chris Salcido. He will do right by you, and has a endless bucket of tools and knowledge at his disposal. Truly, an artist at work. Would work with again 10/10.
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Posted by Josue | April 5, 2016
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Best criminal defence attorney!! Highly recommended
I hired chris during one of the most difficult times of my life and was facing some serious charges and potential jail time. Chris fought for me and got me through it all. im truly grateful for what he did and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks chris!
Posted by Glenn | September 21, 2015
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DV Charges, Protective Order, Dismissed!
I called Chris initially on a weekend when I was charged with domestic violence then had a protected order served on me. From the get go Chris seemed like the expert in the field. I appreciated the fact he didn't try to over sell me on anything. He seemed straight forward and honest. I ended up hiring him, thank goodness. He represented me well and eventually everything was dismissed (it was all bogus allegations from the get go). He did a great job, I don't hesitate to say go get him on board before the other side does!
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Posted by Ellen | August 20, 2015
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Hired for Custody Fight. Fully Recommend!
My biggest fear was losing time with my children in my divorce. I hired Chris after meeting with him and several other lawyers. I made the right choice. He fought for what was right and helped me get the custody arrangement I believed was best for our kids. Chris was good to work with, I fully recommend him to anyone looking for the best divorce and custody lawyer around.
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Posted by Kevin | June 10, 2015
Clearly very smart and good and his job.
I know Chris pretty well now that I have had to hire him for 3 different cases. I first retained Chris when I was wrapped up in a custody battle and needed a bull dog to deal with a relentless ex. Later I hired him when one of my teenage kids got into trouble with the law. Most recently I found myself neeeding his services when my ex took me back to court trying to change our decree. On all occasions Chris got the job done. He is one of the smartest attorneys out there and he has been indespensible to me and my family.
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Posted by Michelle | May 23, 2015
Hired him for DUI Defense, he came through big.
I don't want to go into too much details about my case but I want to say, he came through big time for me. I was not smart, I should have never been in the situation I found myself in. However, the police trampled all over my rights in the process. He fought every issue and the outcome was great. He treated me with dignity and I never felt judged by him. He truly was my advocate through this process. I (hopefully) will never find myself needing his services again but I will send him to every friend and family member who might need his expertise.
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Posted by Lora | May 18, 2015
He's a fighter and I am glad I hired him.
He fought for me in a criminal case and got me a far better deal than I ever imagined. He didn't try to over sell me on anything and I always felt like he was being very upfront and honest with me. He clearly knows his stuff and has been doing this for a while. He always returned my phone calls and kept me up to date on the status of my case. I know he has a couple brothers in the firm that he works with as well, they all seemed pretty knowledgable.
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Posted by Mike | May 17, 2015
The best divorce attorney hands down.
He absolutely killed it in my divorce and I couldn't be happier. I had to jump on here and give him a review because he seriously went above and beyond for me and my kids. My ex was completely out of touch with reality and I knew it would be a fight. It didn't happen over night but the long road was worth it and I ended up with custody and all the protections that I needed for the kids. I know he and his brothers are not the cheapers lawyers but they were worth every penny.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-250 per hour
  • Pro bono 15 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Salcido Law Firm PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Web Marketing
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Volunteer
  • Family Law Clinic
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • G. Eric Nielson & Associates
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Eisenberg & Gilchrist
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Utah Valley University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. ***
  • Dismissed
  • Custody Dispute
  • Settled
  • Drug Charges Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Mountain States Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2017 Mountain States Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Superb Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Contributor 10
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Mediation Certification
  • Utah ADR
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Professor Award
  • Provo College
  • 2009
  • Merit Scholarship
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College
  • 2007
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Utah Army National Guard
  • 2002
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • BYU Solo Seiminar
  • Solo Seminar
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Technology and the Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (17)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Salcido on several cases. He is a great family attorney. He cares about his clients and it shows in his work. I would recommend Mr. Salcido on any family matter; whether it is divorce/custody or modifications he is strong advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Salcido is one of the most competent criminal defense attorneys in Utah. I have referred a number of criminal cases to Chris and he always does a great job. He is bright, sympathetic and personable. He is honorable and will treat you with dignity and respect while fighting for your rights."
Family Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Chris as opposing counsel on two challenging family law matters. Chris was dedicated to his clients and diligent in his representation in both instances. I have also observed Chris in court and I have been impressed with his oral advocacy skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a consummate professional and is a fine addition to the criminal defense bar in Southern Utah."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Salcido. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Christopher without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I follow Chris's posts on Avvo, they are insightful and straight forward. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Chris when we appeared on opposite sides of a case in Provo. Chris was well prepared and aggressive in his representation of his client. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to work with him on other cases. Chris provides aggressive representation and realistic representation. This combined with humility allows him to save his clients money by coming to settlements that benefit his clients while not giving in when his client's rights would be compromised. I recommend Chris as an outstanding attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of published answers to consumers' questions on Avvo.com and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Salcido is skilled and knows the law well too. If you have a legal question in his area of expertise, he is your answer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney as they are exceptional in their areas of expertise. I highly recommend this individual."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Salcido is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Salcido provides educated and thoughtful anwers to questions here on Avvo. Attorney Salcido provides his services for free to individuals herein who are in need of assistance."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for a while now and have always found him to be a strong attorney and good negotiator. He is fluid and forceful in court, and possesses the legal knowledge to help his clients achieve their goals."
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Sandy Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher J. Salcido
Christopher J. Salcido
Criminal defense Attorney
Sandy, UT
Licensed for 15 years
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