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Jason A. Schatz

DUI and DWI Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.6   41 reviews

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%

    19 years, 700 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%

    19 years, 300 cases

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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Licensed for 19 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/08/2022
State ND
Status License Expired
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/22/2022

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

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Schatz Anderson & Associates
1445 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
Schatz Anderson & Associates
321 N Mall Dr.
Suite #O-201
Saint George, UT, 84790
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violation
Best resolution of the case. I have nothing to add to try to get to 75 characters. Seems like a superficial requirement.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome representation!!
I acquired a DUI charge and Jason completely made the arresting officer look like a buffoon. Jason picked apart every aspect of the case and every decision the officer made from before the initial contact to when I left the station to go home. The officer made a lot of mistakes and Jason picked apart every one of them in detail. My job depends on my CDL so it was very important to keep it valid. Jason was very prompt as far as moving the case along. My case was dismissed of all charges and received no suspension from the DLD. Jason and Nichole were very easy to work with and answered every question I had within the same day. I’d recommend Jason and team to anyone in my same situation. I’d leave 5 star reviews on all websites but I need to stay anonymous. Money we’ll spent
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Josh Egan!
I called to get a consult for a DUI case from Schatz and Anderson. I was connected with Josh Egan who went over my whole case with me. I then hired him, and from that point on he’s was very informative, incredibly helpful and totally accessible. I could text him anytime and would hear back within minutes. He worked very hard on my case and got me the best possible outcome. I would definitely recommend Josh to anyone in the same situation!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do yourself a favor and just call them... They are the help you need.
I secured Jason for a flat fee on a DUI charge, while his firm was more expensive than others I spoke to, I felt confident that Jason was the right person to represent my case. Jason and his team promptly gathered and provided me the police discovery findings and obtained the video footage too, which turned out to be critical for my case. Jason set clear expectations on the next steps he would pursue. In court Jason requested a breakout room with the prosecutor, he discussed the situation and as a result the charges were dismissed. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Thanks Jason and team for looking after me!
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Posted by Dan | August 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jason was very prompt and did what he said he would do.
Jason represented me for a Kigali issue at lake powell. I would highly recommend him for any issues you have with the NPS.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I got a dui for some traffic signal mis hap and Jason got me off on a alcohol related. He made everything much easier than I expected. Always in touch and on point Thanks Jason and your team!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and professional work
Jason Schatz handled legal work on my behalf and did an excellent job. The final disposition was exactly as we had discussed and I was very happy with the outcome. Thank you Jason!
Posted by Seth | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grade A+ Lawyer
Jason is a man of his word and helped me to grow up and become more of a responsible young man. Very grateful for having his time and co-workers to help me through my case. :) can’t be more thankful for him and his team.
Posted by Colton | February 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
He did a great job. He helped me get off my speeding ticket that would have possible resulted in suspension of my license. Not only did he get it taken off, but my fine was less than it started out being and nothing on my record!!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Although I've never expected to ever have to hire an attorney, Jason has been excellent in handling my situation. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer!
I actually had to hire Jason twice within a year. I had gone through a very rough patch and had not done the smartest thing when getting behind the wheel. Jason always treated me with great respect and helped tremendously.
Posted by Lorena | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Prompt, thorough and truly helpful and concerned about my situation. I got the best outcome! His paralegals are also the best. Very pleased.
Posted by Nick | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nick F
I hired Jason Schatz because I was facing some serious charges. I was charged with A DUI (second one within a ten year span) and had illegal prescription drugs and two firearms in the vehicle. I was facing the DUI, drug charges and two very serious weapon related charges (felony charges). Restricted person in possession of a firearm and impaired person in possession of a firearm. I’m not exactly sure how he pulled it off because I thought they had me no if ands or buts about it but he somehow pulled it off. In the end I plead guilty to a single charge, impaired driving. No community service, no jail time, a tiny fine (about $1500) and no supervised probation. The only thing that came as a surprise to me was his fee. It was a couple thousand more than basically every other attorney I reached out to but I I would pay it again in a heart beat. Jason was awesome to work with but I don’t want to leave out his paralegal Tasha. She is also awesome and VERY responsive and professional. If you are in trouble and considering hiring an attorney, please give Jason and his team a call. It will be well worth your time and money.
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Posted by Bob | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BUI
Jason was efficient, knowledgeable and timely in handling my dismissal of a BUI. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Obviously no one ever wants to find themselves in legal trouble but when it unexpectedly happens to you, you’ll want the best representation you can find. Jason is an excellent lawyer who looked at all aspects of my case to get me the best possible outcome. I was so nervous at the beginning of this mess since it was my first (and last) time getting caught up. Jason and his paralegal, Nicolle, both calmed me down and helped me feel confident about the situation. Throughout the whole process I was clearly informed on everything I needed to be. I’m very thankful that there was no conviction and by the end of my probation the charges will be dismissed. I would recommended Jason to anyone who’s in need of a great lawyer in Utah. Thanks again
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Posted by John | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not cheap, but you don't want cheap
Recommended to me by a bail bondsman when I got in a jam. Pretty much gave me the straight skinny, that I was looking at jail time given my charge. From the beginning, he gave me a course of action to pursue while he went to work on my defense. Utah's courts can never be accused of being a "rocket docket" but Jason was there whenever a new appearance was required. He managed to get the prosecutor to knock the charge down from 2nd degree felony [ 1-15 years] to 3rd degree felony [0-5 years], for which we took a plea deal. At sentencing, the prosecutor actually spoke in my behalf about my pro-active efforts [recommended by Jason] to correct my problem and after Jason's closing, the judge gave me a suspended sentence, 3 years probation, psychological help [already begun] and no electronic monitoring and no fine. It wasn't cheap by any means, but when one is initially looking at 1-15, pretty much a minimal investment to secure your freedom. Definitely 2 thumbs up on his skills, and this was not a DUI case, which is his specialty.
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Posted by Zebadia | August 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Jason Schatz took my case and handled every bit of it! He did amazing and dig into the facts until he found what he needed to have the charges dropped. I must highly recommend this firm! Not just him, but the whole team provided the upmost experience.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the best, call Jason
My DUI case was dismissed! This was only possible because of Jason's expertise in the administration of the field sobriety test. Jason was extremely knowledgeable and professional. His office staff was friendly and supportive. When asking around, his name came up multiple times. I am completely satisfied with my decision to hire him as my attorney.
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Posted by Sharon | June 29, 2019
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DUI arrest hiring with Jason Schatz
When I hired Mr. Schatz, the Driver’s License Division decision was to take no action and not deny, suspend, revoke or disqualify my driving privilege. They returned my license in 10 days and I was entitled to the impound fee. It also did not count towards any other vehicular infractions. I cannot say how happy I am with the services of Mr. Schatz and highly recommend him for any kind of vehicular infraction, especially a DUI.
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Posted by Yuri | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good experience!
Being from another state I needed a good lawyer to represent me in Utah. I had a very good experience and service in this case. I definitely would recommend Jason A. Schatz for any DUI issues. He kept his word and resolved my case. Thank you!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Schatz, Anderson & Associates
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Board Certified in DUI Defense
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (3)
Endorse Jason
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer. I recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schatz is a brilliant and aggressive attorney with an impeccable reputation among his peers. His knowledge of DUI law is boundless and he serves his clients and fellow attorneys well. I would recommend him to anybody who asked. Jonathan Nish Morgan, Nish & Associates"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jason Schatz is an excellent attorney. He is an expert in all aspects of DUI and criminal defense. There is no other lawyer in Utah with the expertise and background in breath testing, blood testing, and field sobriety tests. He has earned the reputation of being one of the best attorneys in Utah from judges, prosecutor’s, police officers and other attorneys. You can’t go wrong in hiring Jason."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jason is an exceptional DUI attorney and an all-around good guy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is very passionate about what he does. I recall 11 years ago him contacting me wanting to go to lunch to discuss how he can become the best DUI attorney around. That was 11 years ago and he is certainly now one of the best in Utah: he has published a book on Utah DUIs and is a regular contributor to the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's listserv, an association with over 500 members. We thank Jason for his contributions and willingness to share his thoughts with us on how to better defend DUIs. Keep up the great work Jason!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an authority on DUI defense in Utah. He is also excellent in general criminal defense matters. I have observed Jason in court dozens of times and incorporated some of his techniques into my own practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is who I would hire if I had a DUI."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is active in the national drunk driving defense community I endorse him as the man in Utah."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a brilliant DUI and Criminal defense attorney. I have seen him in court and listened to him speak at attorney lectures. If I got a DUI, I would hire Jason."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jason is a genius when it comes to DUI defense. He knows everything there is to know about the topic and is not afraid to use his knowledge to go to battle with prosecutors. I learned a lot by prosecuting cases that he defended. He does an excellent job for his clients and is a tremendous lawyer."
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Salt Lake City DUI and DWI Lawyer Jason A. Schatz
Jason A. Schatz
DUI and DWI Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 19 years
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