Jason Schatz (pronounced "shots") is known by police officers, prosecutors, judges and other defense attorneys throughout the state as one of the most knowledgeable, aggressive and effective DUI attorneys in Utah, so much so that he is often asked to lecture and teach other attorneys interested in duplicating his success in defending DUIs. He even wrote a book about it.
In December of 2006, Jason was featured on the cover of City Weekly magazine as Utah’s go-to “DUI Guy!” In 2008 Jason became Utah's first Board Certified DUI Defense attorney by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), one of about 50 in the US and only 2 in Utah, and the youngest person to have ever done so. To further his knowledge of DUIs and police procedure, Jason has completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) student and instructor courses for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). He has also completed the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course that many officers take. With two dedicated paralegals and a full staff in both his Salt Lake City and St. George offices, he is able to concentrate on his clients' best defense.
A confirmed workaholic with a remarkable memory and astute attention to detail, Jason tirelessly and creatively works each case as a special challenge, vigorously fighting for his clients at both the administrative and criminal level to preserve his clients’ driving privileges and their freedom. You’ll get no better defense for an alcohol- or drug-related driving offense than from Utah DUI lawyer Jason Schatz.
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Jason Schatz is "hands-down" the best DUI lawyer in the State of Utah. This type of case requires a defense attorney who specializes in DUI cases. Jason knows more than the police officers who have been trained and handled DUI cases for years. He has put himself through rigorous training in the field sobriety tests, knows the the intoxilyzer machine inside and out and is an expert in running motions to suppress in order to get evidence tossed in DUI cases, At trial, Jason will not leave one stone unturned. Jason is also generous with his time and knowledge. I handle very few DUI cases. Once in a while, I will represent a friend or friend's child free of charge in a DUI case. Jason is the first person I call. He takes the time to help not only myself, but other defense lawyers in the community to grasp the intricacies of a DUI case. We all have a copy of his book on how to defend a DUI case on our shelves. He is the Michael Jordan of DUI defense. Jason simply rocks!
|ND||Authorized to practice law||2007||02/23/2010|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Utah Business Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|Board Certified in DUI Defense||National College of DUI Defense||2009|
|Managing Partner||Schatz, Anderson & Associates||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treas||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Committee||Commitee Member||2009 - Present|
|Utah State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2003 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company||Utah DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 2nd Edition||2013|
|Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company||Utah DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 1st Edition||2011|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Utah||Economics/Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|