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Edwin S Wall

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Utah - UT 27 years
    Wyoming - WY 33 years
    Colorado - CO 32 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WY
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1991
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I aggressively defend my clients.  I have over 25 years of experience in the state and federal courts and developed an extensive criminal defense practice.  I worked with the Western Trial Advocacy Institute and has tried numerous federal and state felony and misdemeanor cases. I have also been active in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Utah Appellate Courts.

I attended the University of Wyoming College of Law after obtaining bachelor degrees in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and Political Science at the University of Utah. While at the University of Wyoming I was active in the Potter Law Club and became director of the Prosecution Assistance Program.

Following law school, I clerked for the Ninth Judicial District Court for the State of Wyoming. He then became a deputy prosecuting attorney in Fremont County, Wyoming. He handled cases involving felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile court and competency hearings, taking a fair number of them to trial.

I have conducted hundreds of trails in my carrier, including cases where my clients have been accused of: Muder, RICO, White Collar, Fraud, Forgery, Possession and Ditribution of Controlled Substances, DUI, Child Abuse, Illegal Possession of Firearms, Bank Robbery, Aggravated Kidnaping, Aggravated Assault, and much more.

I like the challenge that comes with defendant someone accused of an offense.  I like to think of my clients as Federal Three-Percenters or State Five-Percenters.  Righly 97% of the people charged federally get convicted and face possible prision and only 3% go home.  Roughly 95% of the people charged in the state system get convicted and face possible prision and only 5% go home.  There is no guarnatee as to how any case will come out, but I fight hard to protect my clients and want every one of them to get the change to go home, be with their families and enjoy their life.

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Wall Law Offices
405 Judge Building
8 East Broadway (300 South)
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


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Posted by Cheri | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I was looking at years in the big house in Wyoming, 4 felonies I honestly was so overwhelmed. I hired an Attorney from Wyoming, he was absolutely no help. This case went on for well over a year with Wyoming Attorney. I fired him hired Ed Wall ( who practices in UT and WY). He came into case had it taking care of in a matter of oh.... 6 months. Reduced to one misdemeanor I ended up with 6 mo. Court probation and small fine and had to talk with a drug and alcohol counselor of my choice. Thank You Ed I really appreciate what you did for me. I hope I never have to use him again but if so I consider him my Attorney for life.
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Posted by Bryan | January 2, 2017
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Repeat Client
I have worked with Edwin S. Wall on Three occasions (not that I keep committing crimes, its all one) The first ended as it had too. The second, Federal case, Ed was able to get my case dismissed by a legal policy that has been in place for a long time. You just need the right attorney.
Posted by Nicole | July 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Ed is a life saver!
From the first conversation I had with Ed I was very confident in him. I felt as though I had ruined my life and there was no hope, but Ed immediately made me feel differently once he explained his plan of action. Through the process of my trial Ed checked in with me on a regular basis not only to keep me up to date with topics regarding my case but to be sure I was maintaining a positive attitude as well. I could never thank Ed enough for doing all he could to resolve my unfortunate situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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Professional, Personable, and a Winner!
From my first meeting with Ed, I knew he was the attorney I needed to have in order to resolve my federal case. After interviewing other attorneys (and initially hiring another), I chose to hire Ed to represent me in a case that could have potentially ruined my life, and the live's of my loved ones. Ed's counsel to me was to stay positive, and continue to resume a normal life while he unravelled the knot tied around me. Ed would call, text, and email me on a regular basis to both check in with case updates, and make sure I was doing my part as his client to maintain a healthy attitude and personal productivity. After the 2.5 year ordeal, the Federal Courts completely dismissed the charges. I owe this solely to Ed and his wok ethic, as he left no stone unturned. Honestly, I have no idea when he had time to sleep! Ed is a proven winner and I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Wyoming County Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Staff Attorney
  • District Court of Wyoming
  • 1990 - 1992


  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • University of Utah
  • 1987
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
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Legal Cases

  • State of Utah v. Padilla, Ut.St.D.Ct. 131907679
  • Jury Acquitted on 1st Degree Murder, convicted on Discharge of a Firearm and Ostruction of Justice
  • State of Utah v. Perez, Ut.St.D.Ct. 131905133
  • Jury Accquitted on All Felony Charges, convicted on one misdemanor assault
  • United States v. Carlson, Ut.Fed.D.Ct. 2:13-cr-780 CW
  • All Charges Dismissed
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  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1996 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • 1990 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • N/A
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer
  • Salt Lake Magazine
  • N/A
  • Class Representative and Vice President
  • University of Wyoming - Potter Law Club
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE
  • Dealing with Discovery Issues
  • 2016
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE
  • Advanced Litigation Practice in Criminal Defense
  • 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Panel
  • Ethics in Prosecution and Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Edwin
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is a master of criminal defense. Ed wins hard trials and tortures prosecutors with his incredible intellect and knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I litigated a murder case alongside Ed where our clients were charged as co-defendants and I have seen him argue numerous other cases to the court. Ed is incredibly intelligent and hard working and he always fights to get the best possible results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Edwin and I been co-counsel on a number of serious cases including several homicide trials and a complex federal white collar case. Edwin has a high legal intellect and is always prepared."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Edwin S Wall
Edwin S Wall
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 33 years