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Steven K. Burton

About me

Steven K. Burton started his career as a prosecutor.  He worked for several cities in Salt Lake County before beginning his own criminal defense firm, Intermountain Legal.  As a prosecutor, he was in charge of several DUI courts, Domestic Violence Courts, and Drug Courts.  As a defense attorney, he uses his unique experience to find the best solutions for his clients.

Steve has a reputation for being hardworking and honest.  He has thousands of hours of courtroom experience and has found great success in case negotiation and trial.  From his background, he knows that every case is different and every case should be analyzed to find the best strategy in that specific case.

To contact Steve or another attorney from his firm for a consultation, call Intermountain Legal at 801-990-4200, or visit



Languages spoken: Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 50%
    8 years, 750 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    8 years, 6 thousand cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    8 years
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron J Nielson

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    Aaron Nielson DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Edward D Flint

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is conscientious, professional and gives back to the community.


    Edward Flint Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

2159 S. 700 E.
Suite 240
Salt Lake City, UT, 84106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Appointed to UACDL Board of DirectorsUtah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Honor RollUtah State Bar2011
Finalist--Negotiations CompetitionAlternative Dispute Resolution Society--J. Reuben Clark Law School2007
Semi-Finalist, Linda Anderson Trial CompetitionTrial Advocacy Program--J. Reuben Clark Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro-TempNorth Salt Lake Justice Court2013 - Present
Managing PartnerIntermountain Legal2010 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyMiller Law Office2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
UACDL Legislative CommitteeChairman2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. TaylorCharges dropped: Case dismissed
State v. ParryCharges reduced to non-criminal infraction
State v. TreeWarrant recalled: Charges Dropped: Case dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Journal of Criminal LawNotable Statutory Changes in Utah Criminal Law2014
In This WeekUtah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UACDL Annual SeminarStrategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases2014
Utah Senate Judiciary CommitteeHB 50 Utah Dating Violence Act2013
UACDL Annual Winter RetreatLawmaking: The Other Battleground for Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
House Judiciary Interim CommitteeJustice Court Reform2012
The Culture of LawPreparing for a Practice in Criminal Defense2011
Society Membership MeetingHow to Run a Successful and Ethical Criminal Defense Firm2011