4.5 stars 12 totalReview Jason Schatz
Posted by Brandon
Like other reviews have stated, I spoke with several lawyers before meeting with Jason Shatz of Shatz Anderson & Associates. I thought I properly reviewed his listed credentials on-line, his own website, ratings & his listed client reviews from websites such as AVVO. Simply stated, I will regret my decision to hire Jason & his law firm for the rest of my life. After signing his agreement for legal services contract & paying his representation fee of $6,500.00, I started experiencing problems with his services almost immediately. It was extremely hard to even get Jason or his paralegal assistants to even file GRAMA requests for information or pursue the collection of evidence regarding my case at all. Jason also would not present evidence regarding my case to the judge that directly contradicted the validity of the arresting officers allegations. Any attempt I made to discuss these & other issues with Jason about his law firms services were futile at best & met with nothing short of an attitude. These are just a few of the problems I personally experienced with his services. It is in my personal opinion that your future is best placed in the hands of another law firm.
Posted by a client
When I was arrested on a DWID charge, the drug being marijuana. I was very frightened at the possible loss of my driving privileges. I wanted someone who was affordable and had a high level of knowledge and experience to represent me. I was out of state and didn't really have any connections in Utah. My research led me to select Jason, mainly because I wanted someone who specialized. I know that circumstances and outcome vary but I was able to end up with a dismissal, I am not sure that would have happened had I selected another attorney. Jason answered all my questions and worked with me to a final solution that kept me driving.
Posted by Art
Being from out of state, I didn't know where to turn when wrongly arrested Utah. This was completely new territory for me, figuratively speaking. The Schatz Anderson team came highly recommended and I was impressed with their honesty. They gave me a clear picture of what to expect and never sugar-coated anything. Mike knows the law inside and out and was able to find the holes in the case. My DUI was dismissed, as well as the Implied Consent, due to the trooper's lack of evidence. The legal team is also very knowledgeable and kept me informed. I will be forever grateful.
Posted by Tina
He won't try and give you any false hopes and will tell you like it is, no bull! He fought for me and I would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Brandon
I talked to several lawyers before I decided Jason was the best option to handle my dui. I was impressed with Jason immediately because he was honest with me, he let me know that my case would not be easy and I would have to do some work on my end to help the case. I blew double the legal limit and was pulled over by a UHP officer who has specialized training on handling DUIs, so Jason had his work cut out for him. The two outcomes I wanted the most were a reduced sentence and to not serve jail time. It took about 7 months to complete my case but Jason delivered on reducing my DUI to an impaired driving as well as keeping me out of jail. 5 months into my probation I made the idiotic decision to violate. I hired Jason again to represent my probation violation and he convinced the judge to dismiss my violation completely. Jason may not be the cheapest lawyer but I can promise you that you will get what you pay for. I would recommend Jason to anyone who needs solid representation on their case. He takes his cases very seriously and will fight for you the entire way.
Posted by Jennifer
I first heard of Jason Schatz when a friend of mine was arrested for DUI. I believe it was not his first offense, and I was impressed with Jason's ability to achieve a fair outcome for him under less than ideal circumstances. In addition, my friend told me that Jason was contesting many of his client's breathalyzer results due to a common problem with the machines. I am also a lawyer, and was impressed by the fact that Jason was really going the extra mile for his clients. So when my husband was arrested for DUI years later, we called Jason. Jason was able to prevent my husband from losing his license with the DL division, and also worked out a deal with the prosecutor that essentially led to the dismissal of all charges. Of course, there were circumstances in my husband's particular case that made this possible. Even the best lawyer cannot work miracles. But if there is any weakness in the State's case, you can be sure that Jason will find it and exploit it in your favor. He is not the cheapest DUI lawyer in town, but worth every penny, in my opinion.
Posted by a client
Jason was really personable. I like that he called me himself at first and not just his paralegal. I talked to another lawyer who was only interested in getting my DUI charges knocked down to impairment, that lawyer's paralegal seemed more fired up about my case than that lawyer. Jason was clear that he wanted to get my case dismissed if he could, which showed that he had faith and believed in my side of the story. Jason didn't take up a lot of my time and didn't expect me to write a 20 page essay. I also like the fact that he didn't spend time telling me everything I did wrong during my exchange with the police. He took the case as it was and went from there. He knew which questions to ask me to help him build a solid defense which wound up getting the charges dismissed without prejudice. You get what you pay for with Jason.
Posted by Matt
Jason has been the best!! It's stressful to have to deal with the law but Jason takes the sting out of it! Of all the times I couldn't sleep from stress, Jason always found a way to give me peace of mind! He was a recommend from another attorney friend and Jason has been the bulldog you want on your side!
Posted by Brandi
For anyone charged with a DUI, Jason needs to be your first and only visit. Jason has a true knowledge and knows the inner workings of all the laws associated with DUI's/DWI's. The moment you meet him you can tell you are in the best hands possible for the situation you will be facing. He starts the process immediately and gains access to any info that is out there surrounding your case. He takes care of all the paper work, filing, court dates, etc. He keeps you constantly informed so you are never left guessing what is going on with your case and he is accessible and will answer any questions you have and never makes you wait for those answers. He treats you as though your case is the most important case he has and it makes you feel relieved that someone puts that much energy into your cause and that he truly understands how important the outcome is to you personally.
Jason took my case in which they had video footage that would have automatically made any other attorney tell me it was a losing battle but Jason fought so hard that I ended up with a plea where I received nothing more than a small fine and a couple of classes that teach alcohol responsibility.
Speaking as a person where this was the first time I ever had to deal with any of this, it can be overwhelming and confusing and you truly need Jason in your corner right from the beginning.
Posted by Chuck
He is outstanding very smart and not in it for the money. Seeing him in action is seriously amazing I have high respect for Jason and his knowledge never lead me wrong and got me the best deserved outcome. Thanks again Jason I will recommend you to anyone and everyone I knw or come across.