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Jim Bradshaw has practiced law since 1982. He is one of the founding members of Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat. His practice includes all types of litigation, including white collar and other criminal matters, civil litigation, criminal appeals, and professional licensing and disciplinary matters. Jim graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah College of Law. The first eight years of his legal career were spent working as a lawyer in the trenches at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association before moving on to form Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat.

He is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. Jim has focused his practice in the area of white collar criminal defense; however, he continues to be involved in a wide variety of all types of civil and criminal litigation.

Jim was elected Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar and currently serves as Chairman of the Utah State Indigent Defense Board. He is a founding member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Jim is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been selected by his professional peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America." He was designated by Utah Business Magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in Utah and has appeared in every listing of "Utah's Legal Elite." He has also been designated as a "Super Lawyer" within the field of criminal defense.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    35 years



Hourly ($190-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jim. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael T. Holje

    Jim Bradshaw is widely regarded as one of the most highly-skilled attorneys in Utah. You will not find a more passionate and competent advocate, both in and out of the court room. He is a lawyer's lawyer, and his results speak for themselves. He has my strongest endorsement.


    Michael Holje Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P

10 West Broadway
Suite 210
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers in UtahUtah Business Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Top 100 Lawyers in UtahUtah Business Magazine2001
Top 100 Lawyers in UtahUtah Business Magazine1999
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P1998 - Present
LawyerSalt Lake Legal Defenders Association1982 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2010 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member1992 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionChairman1982 - Present
Utah State BarActive Member1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. PearsonAcquittal
Felony Sexual Offenses Against a StudentNot Guilty
State v. PerryNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes (Inside the Minds)"Contesting Evidence in Drug/DUI Cases"2014
The Daily HeraldJury Finds Richard Davis Not Guilty in Assault Case2012
Cathy Mckitrick The Salt Lake Tribune January 23, 2009Lawmaker Resolves Treasurer Probe2009
Stephen Hunt The Salt Lake Tribune June 16, 2007State Dismisses Murder Charges in Shaken Baby Case2007
Hans S. Moran Deseret News March 10, 1999Husband charged with Murder Convicted of Manslaughter by Jury1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar Annual MeetingCriminal Defense & DUIN/A