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Steven L. Anderson

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.9   31 reviews

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Steve Anderson is highly knowledgeable and experienced in both DUI and criminal defense and has navigated just about every kind of criminal case. With a full staff in his Salt Lake City-based office, he is able to concentrate on his clients' best defense. Steveve's focus is:

*KEEPING YOU OUT OF JAIL

*KEEPING A CONVICTION OFF YOUR RECORD

*KEEPING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE

To further his knowledge of DUIs and police procedure, Steve 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. Steve is well known in the legal community as a compassionate yet aggressive defense attorney who truly puts his client’s interests first. 

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Licensed for 20 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Schatz Anderson & Associates
1445 E. 3300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Davis | March 18, 2021
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Great Attorney
Steve has been a great attorney, he helped me get my charges dropped (DUI to Impaired driving and dismissal of possession) to the best possible scenarios. Steve was very helpful in any situation I needed help with and was very good at communicating with me about what was going to happen in court and how I needed to proceed. Strongly recommend to anyone who is in need of fighting charges and avoiding jail time.
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Posted by Joe | November 11, 2020
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Excellence
Steve Anderson is a most professional and highly experienced attorney. His knowledge and understanding of the law in Utah is most impressive. His communication skills are terrific, he explains the law and legal process well clearly, and he is accessible. I recommended Steve without hesitation!
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2020
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DUI
Steve was great helping me with my DUI case and got it dropped down to impaired driving. The communication was great as well. Would recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2020
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previous client experience
I recently completed my court hearings and was very pleased with my experience hiring Steve Anderson. My circumstances were pretty bad and didn't have much wiggle room but he was able to get me a great plea agreement at a very fair price. My court date was pushed back 4 times due to one city dropping it for another city to pick it back up, canceled because of the earthquake, and multiple times from Covid-19 and he was excellent about communcating the updates for all of them. Hopefully, I'll never need his services again but if I did, I would absolutely use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
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Had a great experience with Steven.
We contacted Steve about representing me in what I'm sure seemed like a small matter to him, but was a big deal to me. He was very helpful in explaining things to me in a way that I could understand. He and his staff made the entire process very easy. They made us feel like they really had our back, which they did. I highly recommend Steven and his law firm.
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Posted by Shawn | January 29, 2020
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Great representation
He represented me professionally and got what I needed to keep my job. Well done.
Posted by Scott | November 19, 2019
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Professional
I was referred to steve from a friend. Very professional, open straightforward and personable.
Posted by Charles | September 27, 2019
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer
After making one of the most embarrassing and stupidest decisions of my life, I contacted Schatz, Anderson & Associates by email for a consultation. Almost immediately I was left a voicemail from their receptionist, as well as a phone call I was able to answer directly from Steve. I immediately felt comfortable talking about my case with Steve. My guilt, fear, and anxiety over my situation diminished. As we discussed my case, Steve gave me detailed information on what to expect with my case and we discussed case strategy, legal fees, and the payment schedule. After talking to Steve in detail over the phone, I hired him. He gave me his personal number in case I had questions at any time. He also gave me his paralegal’s name and contact information. April, his paralegal, contacted me the next morning to refresh my memory of how the legal process in my case would proceed. Again, during my face-to-face consult with Steve less than a week later, I felt confident and at ease with both Steve and April, and my case. Steve and April kept in constant contact with me through the entire process of my case. Both Steve and April were completely professional and very respectful the entire time. I highly recommend Steve and April in any criminal defense needs.
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Posted by Nghiem | July 18, 2019
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Rates
He helped me the case good ! He explained and let me know how prossesing, even results. I think , I still keep him with me when I need help in the future! Also, I will introduce to people when need help. Thank a lots to Steeve and April .
Posted by Mark | March 6, 2019
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Great attorney
So happy I hired Steve to help me with my case. We got everything resolved in a timely manner. If you just got arrested, call this guy! He'll help you!
Posted by Sara | March 6, 2019
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Excellent Choice
Steve is a hell of an attorney. He is very knowledgeable, calculated, diligent and a good advocate. He defended my case exceptionally and lived up to my expectations of him. My out come was exactly what I hired him to do. Not only is he a good attorney he is over all a good man. He is fair and honest. He never gave me false hopes or illusions of what I faced. And he did this all sicker than a dog. It never interrupted his performance or his quality of work. I would absolutely recommend him. Thank you Steve.
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Posted by Jarod Z | June 27, 2017
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Great Lawyers
Steve and his associates made this process painless. Helped in every way possible. Never left me in the dark. Very attentive keeping me informed about the case. Absolutely worth it in every way.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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Domestic violence in the presence of child .
Steven is a very goo lawyer for me . He took care of my issues in a very professional manner. I would recommend him to a family member. His paralegal Chad is also very good at what he does.
Posted by Terry | August 5, 2016
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Phenomenal Results
After being charged with multiple felonies and presenting my case to Steve Anderson and his team, he did a superb job fighting for the best possible outcome. While going through the entire process, Steve was always available to answer any questions I had and did a wonderful job helping me remain calm and confident. Steve and Chad did everything they could to help keep me informed and provide me with as much information as possible. When it was all said and done, Steve worked with the prosecutor and manged to get my charges dropped to misdemeanors with only probation. Steve also had the insight to include in the deal a 402 Charge Reduction once I complete my probation. I did not know anything like this existed, but Steve had the foresight to include it into the deal with the prosecutor. I don't know if any other attorney would have thought to include that. After everything was said and done, Steve went out of his way to help me with my probation terms, even though he had already completed his end of our contract. He went out of his way to ensure that all loose ends were completely wrapped up. I don't remember the exact things Steve said to me, but I will always remember how he made me feel and how he provided me with the piece of mind I needed while going through my horrific experience. I would highly recommend Steve Anderson and his team to anyone who needs legal counsel.
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Posted by sharr | June 17, 2016
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AWESOME SERVICE
Steve anderson is the best! he was so helpful and explained everything to me before i made any decisions. he always made sure i understood and gave me all of the options before giving me his advice and opinion. He explained the outcome of each one. I knew after the first consult that i trusted him and his team to do the best for me. I recommend him to everyone! He was worth every dime! Also his assistant chad has been amazing in this whole process and just as helpful. They have both been so open and honest and always available whenever i had any questions i could call.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
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Criminal Defense
Steve Anderson was very helpful from the start. He had my best interest in mind. Steve and his staff handled everything for me and kept me up to date throughout the process. I'm grateful to have Steve on my side during this stressful time.
Posted by Justin | February 16, 2016
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Awesome DUI Lawyer
Steve was an amazing lawyer. Made a huge mistake and got a DUI with a bac on .014. He was able to work to where i got an impaired driving ticket which saved my licence. Saving my licence was huge because driving it the majority. His whole staff was awesome, and if i ever get into a situation like this again I would hire him in a second. If you find yourself with a DUI charge Steve would defiantly be the go to guy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
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Great DUI Lawyer
I made a stupid mistake and ended up being pulled over for a DUI with a BAC of .17. Steve was able to get my charge reduced to an impaired driving, meaning I could keep my license and have way less severe penalties. I would recommend Steve if you need a DUI lawyer.
Posted by Megan | November 10, 2015
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Excellent Choice
Steve was the best choice I could have made. I could tell he genuinely cared about me and my case. I called and left a message on a holiday and I received a phone call back within the hour. I was so impressed with Steve and his team from the beginning. They handled the request for a drivers license hearing without even being hired yet. Steve helped me with my case, I know things would have turned out a lot worse without his help. I hope I will never need his assistance again, but I would hire him again. I would recommend Steve to anyone who needs legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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Excellent service and communication
Steve and his team were great and helped me get my case resolved as best it could be. They communicate well and often, offer a portal where you can view your case details, and do a great job in court. I was never surprised in court and he actually did represent me well, which is more than I can say for my previous attorney. They are sharp and professional. I felt the fees were very reasonable and below what some others are charging clients to do less than what you would get here.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schatz Anderson & Associates
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Weber State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • State v. J.M.
  • Plea to traffic violation, drug charges dismissed
  • State v. T. S.
  • Dismissed
  • Vernal City v. J. A.
  • Plea to reckless driving

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2014 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Forum
  • De-escalating Involuntary Police Encounters
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an incredibly attorney. In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable in his areas of practice, Steve is a fierce trial attorney and always willing to fight for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve is an extremely experienced and well-trained DUI defense attorney and is capable of handling even the most difficult DUI cases. He is known for challenging the Utah State toxicology lab and it's failures to follow scientifically valid procedures and practices."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Anderson is an excellent advocate for those who have been charged with a DUI or similar offense. He is highly knowledgeable in this area of law and has an excellent rapport with judges, prosecutors and his clients alike."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a meticulous DUI lawyer who knows his stuff. If I or a family member were charged with a DUI, I wouldn't hesitate to hire Steve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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