5.0 stars 28 totalReview Clayton Simms
Posted by Matthew Bendheim
Clayton "Show-time" Simms hands down is the best criminal defense attorney I have ever used. I was a convicted felon facing a lengthy prison sentence, with multiple severe charges. With a child on the way and my government job on the line Clayton used his expertise to get my violent felony DISMISSED. The District Attorney handling my case was stern, fierce and looking to put away for a long time. Clayton Simms saved my life. He was always available day or night and assured me that everything was going to be okay. Entering the court room it was evident Clayton was a highly respected, well liked, one of a kind attorney. Other attorneys, court officers as well as district attorney's paid homage to Clayton Simms. If I were to ever come in contact with the law again I would not want any other attorney representing me. Without a doubt Clayton Simms is Utah's best criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Sarah
Mr. Simms saved my husband from a 2nd degree felony, to which he had already confessed prior to retaining counsel. Mr. Simms analyzed all of the facts, the holes in prosecution's case, and carefully cross examined prosecution's witnesses to allow the truth to come to the surface for the jury to see. As friendly as Mr. Simms can be, he is an attack dog in the courtroom. When your family has everything on the line, that is exactly what you want! Someone who has your back, knows the law, thinks outside the box, and is not afraid to step on toes to let justice prevail.
Posted by Garyu
I hired Clayton to represent my son. When we first meet with him he talked as if he was going to take our case and run with it. He never called before any of the court dates to say what was going to happen or what he planed to do. I had to call him each time. At first all he seemed to care about asking more extension after extension to see if there would be a plea deal. There were two different hearings that he showed up late for. The second time was the pre-trial. He was 40 min late. The Judge was very angry that he was so late, then he asked for another extension and that made the Judge even madder. He was not prepared to question the witness in the pre-trial. He was making it up as he was going. He keep asking the same questions over and over and the Judge was getting even more annoyed with him. So at the end of the hearing the Prosecutor ask to amend and add two new charges. He asked Clayton if he had a response to adding the new charges and he did not even object. Do not hire Clayton if you have a serious legal matter. He charged me a lot of money and he did not do the work to earn it.
Posted by Maria
We did not know any attorneys in Utah and went by the reviews. Clayton immediately impressed me as personable and very sharp. After learning of a "minor in possession" charge, he asked questions on a minor's background that were right on. Unlike all other attorneys we talked to, he said that an arraignment is important and my son has to appear with him and make a positive impression. He also pointed out that the charges could be questioned and negotiations should start immediately. He appeared in court with my son and was able to negotiate a great deal for a "minor in possession" case. My son driver's license will not be suspended and he received a 6 months probation. We are very grateful to Clayton and would highly recommend him.
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Delighted to leave a review.
Clayton Simms represented our son who fell in with boys I can only describe as being like Pinnocchio's friends. Merrily they all did this and that. (Our son had already confessed to all.)
During court Clayton Simms announced he would take our son up the hill to let him explain to the man in charge how all he had done wrong (breaking and entering, stealing) had been done. Putting our son in a little bit of a position of power, instead of powerlessness.
He gave our son the ability to help heal and solve that painful puzzle. And he gave the place he committed misdeeds a heads-up, a way to avoid other such mischief by others.
Fine, fine lawyer, what every good judge welcomes in his courtroom---someone keeping his eyes on all-important things the judge himself could possibly miss: a child's sometimes odd and unique needs, a child's apparent and non-apparent reasons for his mistakes; and finally, a firm, basic assessment of proper blame---and possible, surprising, important, solutions.
Recommended----one hundred percent!
Anonymous review posted on
A member of my family had a first DUI, with a very high blood alcohol level. Mr. Simms was able to get the charge reduced to Impaired Driving, saving his driving license. He was very professional and was able to answer all of our questions. He always returned calls. I would rate him first class. His fee was very reasonable.
Posted by Marci
No one likes to be in a situation where you need an Attorney but if you or your loved one does - call Clayton Simms. We could not have had a better outcome in our case - it was a WIN - and it was all because of Clayton. Clayton is an expert in his field. Clayton understood our situation, dealt with us in a compassionate and caring manner and found the best way to represent us to insure the best outcome. We highly recommend Clayton Simms. From the very start we felt comfortable, safe and secure in his hands. We selected Clayton from his rave reviews but knew from the very first conversation with him about our case - he was the one we needed to see us through this. Thank you so much Clayton.
Posted by Robert
Like many people I met Clayton under the worst of circumstances.
Faced with multiple felony charges I was desperate for someone to defend me and my family from what seemed like disaster.
Clayton, with his humor, confidence , and passion for justice, made everything clear, and for the first time in weeks I was able to sleep.
When all was said and done, my case was resolved with honesty and fairness as a few misdemeanors, and my family and I were able to return to our lives.
If you want the best defense possible, Clayton Simms is your man.
Anonymous review posted on
He is the most awesome attorney that anyone can hire I was in a bad situation in a whole different state that I actually lived in they was trying to sentence me to prison and with the help of my attorney Clayton Sims I made it home safely back to My children and my infant child at the time
With probation terms and conditions
Please don't hesitate to hire him he is the greatest
Posted by Franz
We hired Clayton for a very stressful situation in our Family.
He listened very carefully to our case and started to take immediately action. He was very supportive. We would not have resolved our problem without his professional knowledge and personal attention. Thank you Clayton for saving our sanity.