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In 2009, Joshua Baron and Yossof Sharifi founded Sharifi & Baron in downtown Salt Lake City. They didn't have any clients and had to share a desk in a tiny office to get started. Since then they have represented hundreds of clients in nearly every court in the State of Utah.

Mr. Baron graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Public Law and Associate Editor of the Education Law Journal.  Mr. Baron began his career as a litigator at a law firm in Park City, Utah, representing developers, real estate agents, and construction companies.  He later joined the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office and served as an Assistant City Prosecutor.

Mr. Baron has experience in civil and criminal litigation, ranging from construction and real estate law, to criminal and constitutional law.  He has been lead attorney on over 20 jury trials and numerous bench trials.  He speaks fluent Spanish.

Mr. Baron maintains a blog about Utah criminal law at

Mr. Baron is licensed to practice law before federal and state courts in Utah.

He can be contacted at or by telephone at (801) 656-1901.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 20%
    9 years, 150 cases
  2. Immigration: 20%
    9 years, 30 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years, 500 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    8 years, 40 cases
  5. Other: 25%
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Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Jonathan T Nish

    Josh has earned a lot of respect from his colleagues in the defense bar, myself included. He's very balanced and has a comprehensive understanding of the law. He's also well respected by the other side, which is important to the outcome of any case. I would recommend him.


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Contact info

Sharifi & Baron

155 North 400 West
Suite 530
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star - Mountain StatesSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising Star - Mountain StatesSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Pro Bono ParticipantJ. Reuben Clark Law Society2015
Top LawyerGlobal Directory of Who's Who2013
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2011
Pro Bono Honor RollUtah Legal Services & Utah State Bar2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSharifi & Baron2009 - Present
Assistant City ProsecutorSalt Lake City Prosecutor's Office2008 - 2009
AttorneyWrona Law Offices2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarAttorney Member2007 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2007 - Present
State Bar of Utah, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. ValienteNot guilty of all charges at jury trial
State v. HughesNot guilty of all charges at jury trial
State v. BeanAll charges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalPredicting the Future for Your Clients2013
Lawyerist.comShould Your Clients Opt for Trial?2012
Lawyersit.comCriminal Defense Lawyers Are the Nicest Lawyers2012
Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public LawFeminist Pedagogy at a Religious School? An Assessment of BYU Law School’s Approach to Teaching2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
California State University, California Polytechnic State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Utah Lawyers and Entrepreneurship SocietyDisruptive Innovation for Lawyers2013
BYU Idaho guest lecture - Philosophy of JusticeIs the Constitution a just document?2011