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Michelle Mumford

Appeals Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 13 years
    California - CA 15 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Civil and criminal appeals.

    17 years

  2. Litigation

    19 years

While I enjoy my appellate practice, I have a full life outside of the practice of law that keeps me busy. I enjoy time with my kids; discussing politics as a "talking head" on local television; and volunteer board and council positions in local community organizations.

Photos and videos

Regular panelist on ABC4 Inside Utah Politics.


Utah Appellate Law
1338 S Foothill Drive #237
Salt Lake City, UT, 84108


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Laurie | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Locking Arms With the Best of the Best
My husband & I were in a stressful situation that had been ongoing for many years. We live in NH and the court requesting information was in UT. Att. Mumford & her colleague were recommended to us and we could only "hope for the best". We were so pleased with the professionalism, understanding, & compassion they held out for us as we took one tedious step at a time. We recognized very early on that we did "have the best"! We locked arms, let them guide us and represent us in court whenever it was needed, across the miles -- lasting almost a year. Although we have never met in person, we always knew that we had hired an exceptional attorney for our needs. I am so very grateful that this unfortunate situation has come to a conclusion. Without a doubt, we would hire Att. Mumford again...however, we prefer to not be caught in such an unfair legal situation again.
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Posted by Peter | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
I've been in business for over forty years; hence used many attorneys for various challenges. Michelle Mumford is one of the most understanding and compassionate attorneys I have ever hired. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone. One of the best !!


  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President, Founding Principal
  • Utah Appellate Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Mumford Law
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Dean of Admissions
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young Univ.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
  • 1999 - 2003
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  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Wells
  • pending


  • Real Women Run
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Commissioner, Third Division
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Professional Republican Women
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
  • 2001
  • Cum Laude, J.D.
  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2000
  • Magna Cum Laude, B.A.
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum CLE
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Appeals Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is everything you could want in a lawyer. She is knowledgeable, skilled in advocacy, responsive to clients and tenacious. Her experience working at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as well as in private practice makes her a great choice when it comes to litigation and appellate law."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is a terrific person, a wonderful team player, a courageous leader, a dedicated and intelligent lawyer, and someone I trust with important matters. Clients would be well served to hire her."
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Salt Lake City Appeals Lawyer Michelle Mumford
Michelle Mumford
Appeals Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 23 years