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Clifford Blair Venable

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

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also known as Cliff, Venable

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 13 years
    North Carolina - NC 8 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2015
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Clifford

Learn Clifford’s areas of practice.

Cliff Venable has spent his entire legal career successfully representing people accused of crimes in Salt Lake County and the surrounding area. His career is built on exceptional criminal defense in the most complicated and routine cases. Cliff has successfully defended clients charged with everything from murder to possession of narcotics and he has a reputation in the community as an exceptional trial lawyer

Every criminal case presents different issues, and your case will be handled by Cliff as his top priority. He listens and asks probing questions to develop the best legal strategy for your defense. Cliff has the experience and personal attention to achieve positive results while keeping you informed during the life of the case. Clients at Salt City Defense feel confident knowing they have hired a respected, experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney.


Salt City Defense
2150 S 1300 East
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender
  • 2010 - 2019


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • North Carolina State University
  • B.A
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of a weapon by a restricted person
  • Not Guilt Verdict


  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Participant
  • 2012 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • North Carolina Central School of Law
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Court
  • Advocacy
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Clifford
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cliff is one of the best attorneys in town, and I'm not just saying that because he is my law partner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cliff is a leader in the legal community and a pleasure to work with. He has both the curiosity and zeal to address the most difficult cases. Plus, he is a great human-being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cliff and I have represented co-defendants on serious cases and I have observed him in court on many other cases. He is both passionate and prepared. Cliff is respected by defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. You would be hard pressed to find a better advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cliff is an extremely skilled and well respected attorney in the Salt Lake area. He has tried many cases since I've known him and is incredibility diligent, passionate, and hardworking. I endorse this lawyer."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Clifford Blair Venable
Clifford Blair Venable
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation