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Mark R. Moffat

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI/DWI, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, Theft Property Cases, White Collar Crime, Federal Crimes, Forfeiture of Property

    37 years



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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Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P
422 N. 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103

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Posted by Roger Leslie | August 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Moffat outstanding
Mark represented our daughter in a situation where a very young person made a mistake. Mark not only represented her well in the courts but made a significant impression on her which has had wonderful benefits going forward. It has been nearly five years and she is doing wonderfully and we thank Brown Bradshaw and Moffat.
Posted by Randall | September 26, 2014
Pleased to HIGHLY recommend.......
I worked with Mike Moffat..he was absolutely terrific. VERY response and VERY professional !!! I would recommend him highly !!! The office staff was also excellent. Always returned calls timely and were also very helpful. I am pleased to highly recommend Mark Moffat and his overall firm !!
Posted by jacob | June 6, 2012
justice for all
Mr. Moffat has renewed my faith in "justice for all." Not only excellent in gathering and presenting facts, his presentation was direct, concise and commanded the full attention of the court. His reputation, knowledge, and familiarity were all part of a positive outcome in my case. Mark Moffat is a superior attorney and more importantly, a super person. Honesty and integrity seem to best describe him and his success, but his office staff with fun, friendly and professional attitudes set him apart. Especially Autumn.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 190-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brown, Bradshaw and Moffat L.L.P.
  • 1998 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • Salt Lake Legal Defenders
  • 1988 - 1997


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Abuse with Injury
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. Pearson
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. Penn
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  • Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice on
  • Commission Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Governmental Relations Committee
  • Committee Member/Defense Bar representative
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1997 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • N/A
  • Utah Sentencing Commission
  • N/A
  • Utah Grand Jury Reform Committee
  • N/A
  • Utah State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
  • Justice Reinvestment Sentencing Subcommittee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Utah's Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is knowledgeable, smart and wise. He is an excellent attorney with a wealth of genuine experience he has acquired over two decades. Mark's name always garners respect in the legal community. Many attorneys claim to be experienced but Mark has the years and record to back it up."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an experienced criminal defense attorney and cares for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mark. He is a tenacious lawyer with a passion for his work.I have seen him fight zealously for his clients at trial, as well as provide his clients with clear information and counsel during difficult times in their lives. Mark is truly one of Utah's best and most experienced criminal defense lawyers."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Mark R. Moffat
Mark R. Moffat
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 36 years
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