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Clayton A. Simms

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Juvenile: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Philip Laurence Wormdahl

    I saw Clayton successfully defend an assault case in Salt Lake City and was very impressed by his courtroom demeanor and skills as a trial attorney. Since then, I have discussed trial strategy and other legal issues with him. I have found him to be very sharp and creative in his approach. I recommend Clayton without hesitation.

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    Philip Wormdahl DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • J. Edward Jones

    I endorse this lawyer's work. We have worked together on two cases where we represented co-defendants with similar charges, including co-defendant's charged with aggravated murder. Mr. Simms has a strong knowledge of criminal law, and conducts his representation in a highly professional manner. Like myself, Mr. Simms one of the few lawyers in Utah who is qualified for appointments on death penalty murder cases. Mr. Simms is a good lawyer, and I am happy to endorse his work.

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    J. Edward Jones Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

341 South Main Street, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive199808/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2015
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2015
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2012
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2012
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2011
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in UtahNational Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2010
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2010
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2009
Super Lawyer in Criminal LawSuper Lawyers2009
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2008
Lawyer of the YearUMBA Association2008
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2007
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2006
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2005
Legal Elite in Criminal DefenseUtah Business Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneySalt Lake Legal Defender Association1999 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Criminal LawyersFellow2008 - Present
David K. Watkiss - Sutherland II American Inn of CourtBarrister2003 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of HoustonBusiness-Organizational Behavior & MangementOther - Bachelors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Westminster College: Sexual and Dating/Domestic Violence on College CampusesEnsuring Due Process in Title IX (Sexual Assault) Investigations2015
Utah State BarDepartment of Professional Licensing (DOPL) and Criminal Law2015
Utah State BarAnything you NSAy Can Be Used Against You: How Technology and Social Media Create Ethical, Professional, Civility and Confidentiality Issues.2014
Utah Student Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFrank Discussion of Criminal Defense: A Lifestyle. A Calling. A Vocation2013
University of Utah, Judicial Process ClassCriminal Law in State and Federal Court; Utah State Board of Pardons; and State and Federal Sentencing Guidelines2013
Utah State Bar's Spring ConventionEthics In Criminal Plea Bargaining2012
University of Utah, Judicial ProcessCriminal Law in State and Federal Court; Utah State Board of Pardons; and State and Federal Sentencing Guidelines2012
Current Issues in ImmigrationCriminal Law & Immigration2010
What Every Civil Attorney Should Know about Criminal LawCriminal Law for the Civil Attorney2009
Utah State Bar's Fall ForumImmigration & Criminal Law Issues2009
Oh, The Places You'll Go!The Day in a Life of a Criminal Defense Attorney2005
MECHA ConferenceIllegal Police Stops2003
Criminal LawCriminal Law and Illegal Searches & Seizures2003
Basics of Criminal LawBasics of Criminal Law2003
I Fought the Law and I Won, DUI DefenseDUI Defense2001