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Jason A. Schatz

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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    13 years, 700 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    13 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susanne Gustin

    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!

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  • Paul M Grant

    I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer. I recommend him.

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    Paul Grant Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Schatz Anderson & Associates

1425 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84105

Schatz, Anderson & Associates

321 North Mall Dr.
Suite O-201
St. George, UT, 84790

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NDAuthorized to practice law200702/23/2010
UTActive200308/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersUtah Business Magazine2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Board Certified in DUI DefenseNational College of DUI Defense2009
Rising StarSuperLawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSchatz, Anderson & Associates2003 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreas2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI CommitteeCommitee Member2009 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2003 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Utah State BarMember2003 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyUtah DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 2nd Edition2013
Lawyers & Judges Publishing CompanyUtah DUI Defense: The Law and Practice, 1st Edition2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of UtahEconomics/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998