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Mark Moffat is a founding member of the law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1987. From 1988 to 1997 he worked as a trial lawyer at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Office. During his time at the Legal Defenders office, Mark represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal acts ranging from simple misdemeanors to felonies to death penalty offenses. In 1995 Mark was appointed to head the Legal Defenders Serious Youth Offender Division. In 1998 Mark and his partners founded the law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat. Mark's practice specializes in criminal defense, including misdemeanors and felonies, white collar cases, professional licensing and criminal matters in the juvenile justice system. Mark is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one Utah's "Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine. Mark has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of criminal defense. Mark is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mark is currently a member of the Utah Sentencing Commission and also the Utah Grand Jury Reform Committee. Mark has served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar and has served for several years on the Utah State Bar's Governmental Relations Committee. Mark was formerly a member of the Rule 8 Capital Qualified Defense Attorneys Panel. He has also served in many capacities for the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, including President, President-Elect, Secretary, member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Legislative Oversight Committee. Mark is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    29 years



Hourly ($190-275/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Walter F Bugden Jr

    I endorse this lawyer.Mark is creative, relentless, and fearless in defense of his clients. I regularly consult with and refer cases to Mark. He is held in high regard by fellow defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges. Mark wins cases with hard work, being smart and never giving up. He is a great lawyer.


    Walter Bugden Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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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.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Utah's Legal EliteUtah Business MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.1998 - 2011
Trial AttorneySalt Lake Legal Defenders1988 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice onCommission Member2013 - Present
Utah State Bar, Governmental Relations CommitteeCommittee Member/Defense Bar representative2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1997 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1988 - Present
Utah State BarN/AN/A
Utah Sentencing CommissionN/AN/A
Utah Grand Jury Reform CommitteeN/AN/A
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionChairmanN/A
Commission on Criminal and Juvenile JusticeJustice Reinvestment Sentencing Subcommittee Member2014 - 2015
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Abuse with InjuryNot Guilty
State vs. PearsonNot Guilty
State vs. PennN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mike Stark The Philadelphia InquirerCo-defendants Received Probation in Indian Artifacts Trafficking Case2009
Jerry Spangler Deseret News July 24, 2002Dinosaur Fossil Case Ends in Plea Bargin2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1987