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Michael Holje is an associate attorney at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat and has practiced law since 2003. His practice includes criminal defense, related administrative and professional licensing matters, and actions before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. He regularly defends a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including DUI, drug and alcohol charges, sexual offenses, domestic violence and theft. Michael graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and he was an editor of the school's Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law. Prior to graduation, he worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the criminal division and later at the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association in the appellate division. He joined Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat after graduating from law school. Michael is a member of the Utah State Bar and is licensed to practice before all Utah state and federal courts as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has twice been selected by his peers as one of "Utah's Legal Elite."


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    13 years



Hourly ($190-275/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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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
Mountain States Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.2003 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarN/AN/A
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Open ContainerDismissal
Gross Registered Weight Traffic CitationDismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune June 3, 2011Some Utahns Find Their Expunged Criminal Past is Still Present2011
Angie Welling The Deseret News March 10, 2004Federal Prison Sentence Vacated by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of UtahEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Lawyer CLE"A Day in the Life of a Peon: What You Should Expect and What You Shouldn't Stand for as an Associate"2008