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Joseph C Alamilla

Criminal defense Attorney at Sandy, UT

3.9   9 reviews

also known as Joe Alamilla

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    34%
    Felony and Misdemeanor Cases - including Assault, DUI, Domestic Violence, Rape, Sex Crimes, Possession, Trespass, Criminal Mischief, Drug Cases, Solicitation, Massage Cases. Numerous successful Not Guilty at Trials.

    21 years, 600 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    33%
    Divorce and Custody Cases - including Child Support, Paternity, Parental Interference, Change of Custody, Protective Orders, Alimony, Guardianship

    21 years, 100 cases

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    33%
    Business Litigation and Contract Enforcement - including, Business Disputes, Contract Termination, Contract Enforcement, Construction Litigation, Lien Disputes

    21 years, 100 cases

Joseph C. Alamilla graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah) and has practiced law since 2003. His practice includes criminal defense, divorce and child custody, and business/contract litigation.  He is a trial attorney, having taken numerous cases to trial including civil contract disputes, felonies, misdemeanors, and divorces and paternity issues.  He regularly defends a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI, drug and alcohol charges, sexual offenses, domestic violence and theft.

Joseph attended the University of Utah and graduated with a B.A. in History and Asian Studies in 2000. He was admitted to practice law in the Utah Supreme Court and in the Utah Federal District Court in 2003, and was licensed to practice law in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2005. 

Location

Law Office of Joseph C. Alamilla, PC
9557 South 700 East, Suite 101
Sandy, UT, 84070

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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Joe to defend your criminal charges
Joe looks professional. He helped me get the best possible outcome and got me out of jail faster than the public defender. He answered my emails,kept me informed of the progress of my case. He answered my calls late at night. He visited me in jail several times. I appreciate his defense. I would recommend him to whoever needs legal assistance.
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Posted by Amador | September 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr Alamilla was extremely professional and dedicated to my case. He helped me through the legal process and made it extremely easy for me to live my day to day life. He lifted the burden and stress of the court proceedings.
Posted by Maria | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph did a great job for my family.
Joseph made our fears not so big. He kept us informed and talked to us with kindness. Joseph is very open-minded. He took our case and as far as I am concerned he is the best. Do not hesitate to seek his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer!
I have never been to court before but Mr. Alamilla was very clear on how the process was going to happen and it was exactly as he explained. It was a relief that there was no surprises. He was constantly asking me and my family if I had questions and answered with simple terms we could understand. After the court he discussed the ruling of the judge. My family and I will be forever grateful for his assistance on winning my court. If I needed to I would hire him again.
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Posted by Preston | August 26, 2019
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Amazing !
Joey was very helpful and took his time to make sure we had the best deal. His ability to pay attention to detail is absolutely amazing. I have recommended Joey to a lot of people and I will continue to recommend him to everybody.
Posted by David | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Joseph to handle my divorce case. There were specific things that I wanted out of my divorce, my Pention being the main thing. Joseph fought for it and won, among other things. There wasn't one thing that I asked for that I did not get. Joseph articulated the facts and we came out on top.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
There must be better lawyers out there
I hired Joseph Alamilla through Outlaw Legal Services. I am sure he did his best in defending me, but beware! He does not answer emails or telephone calls. I had to get Outlaw Legal Services involved before he would contact me. When your future is on the line I would expect a defender that put more work into your case. A return email or text.
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Response from Joseph Alamilla July 19, 2019
I stopped using these guys as a third party referral resource because there was too much confusion between their referrals and my office. The communication had to go through their office before it got to my office. I stopped it for several reasons and chief among them was the confusion that lead to negative reviews (2 negative reviews in 15 years). I'm sorry you were frustrated.
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Posted by I should have seen the signs | August 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
What Was I Thinking
Hiring Mr. Alamilla was the worst experience. He was late to court (by over 30 min) twice which lead to my feeling of extreme non-confidence in the courtroom. He blamed it on traffic, his kids, other court appearances before 9am in the morning??, (alien abduction) or whatever and he didn't call me either. I had to track down him while I was sitting in the courtroom 40 minutes after my hearing started. He did not write up the orders as he was told to my the court (he claimed forgetfulness). That is currently causing me lots of headache with my new lawyer. He NEVER returned phone calls or emails. I tried to fire him in person at his office 4 times and no one (not even his staff) was there. So if you like laziness, forgetfulness, inattentiveness, and down right incompetence, Mr. Alamilla is your guy.
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Response from Joseph Alamilla August 14, 2019
I'm sorry that you were frustrated. I responded promptly to your new lawyer's emails and gave over the significant documents on the work I had done on your case. Your case is and was complicated and involved more than a few hearings, a guardian ad litem, and more than one and a half years of litigation. Too many things fell through the cracks when my paralegal's brother died suddenly and when I switched offices, and for that I am sorry.
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Posted by West | September 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
What a joke
hired Joe alamilla through the legal boys. Right from the beginning there were issues with getting calls returned or any info on how the cases were progressing. always were left wondering what was going on. They made me feel like we were not even getting defended instead got treated like they just wanted the money and didnt want to work for it. Then right in the middle of it all he just quits. No explanation and wasnt even going to inform me that he was no longer going to defend. Left me hanging on the day of court. Very unprofessional. You are better off defending yourself.
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Response from Joseph Alamilla July 19, 2019
West - I'm sorry that you were frustrated and I know you were not the only one frustrated with the legal referral service that paired us together, which is why I stopped using them as a third party referral resource. Too many things fell through the cracks in terms of communication and when I stopped working with them I withdrew on the cases I had through them, which included yours. Again, I'm sorry you were frustrated.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Joseph C Alamilla PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dexter & Dexter
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Shapiro Partridge
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Plant Christensen & Kanell
  • 2002 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tabor v. Metal Ware Corp., 2007 UT 71, 585 Utah Adv. Rep. 23
  • The court declined to adopt either the product line or the continuity of enterprise exceptions, and held that Utah law does impose a duty to warn on a successor corporation in accordance with section 13 of the Restatement (Third) of Torts
  • Evans v. Langston, 2007 UT App 240, 166 P.3d 621
  • The Court ruled in favor of my client, and upheld the trial court's dismissal of the case at trial.

Associations

  • Minority Bar Association of Utah
  • 2003 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Licensed to Practice in the Tenth Circuit Court
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2005

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Sandy Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph C Alamilla
Joseph C Alamilla
Criminal defense Attorney
Sandy, UT
Licensed for 20 years