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Zachary J Weyher

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Prepares every criminal case with his clients as if it is going to trial, leaving no stone unturned and no avenue unexplored. From traffic citations, DUIs and drug charges, to violent felonies and complex fraud charges, Mr. Weyher approaches every case with extraordinary attention to detail and is always ready to take a case to trial. Mr. Weyher spent years defending executives and corporations in complex fraud cases and brings defense experience in the toughest cases to every client.

    17 years, 100 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

    15 years, 60 cases

  3. Litigation
    20%
    From defending corporations and individuals in securities fraud class actions and regulatory proceedings to personal injury claims and civil rights cases, Mr. Weyher has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation in federal, state and administrative courts throughout the country. Mr. Weyher brings extraordinary attention to detail and welcomes going to court and trying cases for his clients. Mr. Weyher brings national, complex litigation experience to his Utah clients.

    19 years, 100 cases

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  After graduating from the University of Oregon, I decided to return to Salt Lake to attend law school at the University of Utah.  Upon graduation, I joined the international litigation firm of Howrey LLP, where I spent almost seven years practicing complex commercial and securities litigation throughout the country.  Working on high stakes litigation matters, I learned that cases are won or lost in the details, and leaving no stone unturned is the best way to serve my clients.  

 

I also took full advantage of Howrey's renowned pro bono program, dedicating hundreds of hours per year fighting for the less fortunate and assisting nonprofit organizations in civil rights cases.  From representing individuals in criminal, mortgage fraud, and family law matters to working the ACLU of Utah on a major First Amendment case and investigation in Utah's public defender system, I consistently devoted efforts to local clients and organizations.

 

Upon leaving Howrey and after an enlightening investigation into indigent criminal defense in Utah, I began focusing my practice on criminal defense with the belief people are in most need of adequate representation when charged with a crime.  

 

I bring extraordinary attention to detail and tenacity to all of my criminal and civil cases and seek to develop individualized case strategies and set incremental goals with all of my clients.

 

At Weyher Fulkerson, we seek to meet with our clients early and often.  We work as a team and address all substantive issues together in order to maximize great results for our clients.

Location

Weyher Law Firm
153 Pierpont Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

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Reviews

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Posted by god | July 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
was a great attorney for my son when we needed him
was a great attorney for my son. anyone looking to make $ for the greater good go to zach.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Zach is a hero
I was in serious trouble. My ex wife's very powerful family from the FLDS cult wanted me out of the way so they could get custody of my kids (they had inherited some money). He knew the stakes and right when they were playing their worst game, my kid's lives would have been destroyed, he drove 5 hours from Salt Lake to the not-so-above-board jurisdiction and fought for me in person. He and his partner worked brilliantly together. It was a miracle. I am still under the gun, but 5 years down the line Zach has managed to work the system (even though they are willing to cheat to get me) as well as anyone could. We are fighting some very powerful and less than integral forces. I am thrilled I had Zach on my side. Hire him immediately.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Attorney
Zach gets the job done. He makes sure that I understood the whole process and made me feel comfortable in front of the prosecutor. With his knowledge and skill, I received the best outcome for my case. He cares about your case and works hard to win it. I highly recommend Zach.
Posted by CarlosVelasco | September 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly Amazing
How can I put this in words, he is an outstanding defense attorney he worked hard and diligently to defend me in my time of need, he worked with us and listened to all the worries and questions I had for him. He defended me tooth and nail. I had a positive outcome thanks to him and his practice, I wouldn't recommend anyone else. If you're looking for a one of a kind attorney he is definitely the person to talk to! Thank you Zach we owe allot to you and everything you've done to help me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2014
False DUI
Zac recently defended my teenage daughter in a DUI case. He was respectful and caring of her and her needs. We first met with him six months ago after finding numerous inconsistencies and embellishments in the officer's arrest report. With Zac's help the case was resolved this past week in our favor.
Posted by Tina | September 5, 2013
Professional, prompt & knowledgeable.
Zach was professional, prompt, knowledgeable and reassuring when I needed it the most. I would recommend him to any close family or friend. ~Tina~
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2013
Phenomenal
Honestly, words cannot describe how grateful I am for the help and care that Zach provided. My whole experience from the second my relationship began with him could have absolutely not been any better. Very knowledgeable and is very to the point. I STRONGLY recommend Zach to anyone, and have. Thank you again. A+
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Weyher Fulkerson
  • 2013 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Weyher Law PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Howrey
  • 2005 - 2011

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • King's English et al v. Shurtleff
  • Successful outcome for plaintiffs
  • Karpov v. Insight, Inc.
  • Won on Motion to Dismiss

Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Trial Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Howrey
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Howrey
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Howrey LLP
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Howrey
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Howrey
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
  • Accountant fraud liability
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Zachary
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary is a passionate, intelligent attorney. He is well respected within the criminal defense community in Utah. In all honesty, you really cannot find a better advocate to represent you in any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zachary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Weyher for over 10 years. He is smart, driven and wants to win. That is what I would want from my lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weyher is a thoughtful, thorough, intelligent and fearless advocate for his clients. Mr. Weyher tirelessly goes the extra mile to contact witnesses, probation agents, and prosecutors in order to advance his client's needs. He is diplomatic, but will challenge the prosecutor and judge when the situation demands in an articulate and persuasive way. Mr. Weyher's years of complex commercial litigation give him an edge in defending criminal defendants in state and federal court."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Zachary J Weyher
Zachary J Weyher
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 18 years
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