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G. Fred Metos

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Fred Metos

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Learn G.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    State and Federal criminal defense: DUI, misdemeanors, violent crime, white collar and racketeering charges and State and Federal criminal appeals.

    46 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    30%

    46 years, 1,200 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    15%

    46 years, 500 cases

  4. Violent crime
    15%

    46 years, 500 cases

  5. Sex crime
    10%

    46 years, 400 cases

            G. Fred Metos has been engaged in the practice of criminal defense law since 1978 when he graduated from the University Of Utah College Of Law.  He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, and in the Mountain States Magazine “Super Lawyers”.  He is listed in Martindale Hubble’s AV Preeminent Lawyers.  Lawyers earning the highest rating for both legal ability and ethical standards are listed in that publication.

            I have extensive experience in both the State and Federal Courts.  Before entering private practice I worked at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association.  My clientele varies from defendants charged with complex white collar, RICO and drug offense to those charged with local misdemeanors.  I represent clients at both trial and appellate levels.  I have published articles and lectured in both those areas.

 

           I was one of the founders and the first president of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I have served on the Board of Directors of that organization and of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I was the Utah State Bar Associate representative on the Utah State Sentencing Commission from 1997 – 2005.  I also served on the Utah Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure

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Location

Fred Metos
299 S. Main Street
Suite 1300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Addicts mother
Mr. Metos was kind, patient, empathetic and non judgmental to my daughter. He helped her be accountable for her past history of substance dependence and navigated her through many cities in which she had warrants. I am forever grateful.
Posted by Karen | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, Non-judgemental and the BEST in his field
We all make mistakes; some of us make illegal ones. being caught is horrifying. Your fate is left in someone else’s hands, and you have little control of what the consequences of your actions will be. It’s like having the lights turned off, it’s pitch black and you can’t find the light switch. Mr. Metos was my light switch. He was patient, non-judgmental, and the best in his field, which is exactly what you want when you find yourself in this type of situation. Fred was able to negotiate a minimal amount of time for my sentence; I received three months which could have been 15 years. Seven years after serving my sentence, Fred was able to have my record expunged. Life is good; I owe a great deal of my success and happiness after that dark period in my life to Fred.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • G. Fred Metos Law
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Yengich, Rich, Xaiz & Metos
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
  • 1978 - 1985

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 1978

Associations

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Panel Representative for the District of Utah
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Criminal Case Coordinating Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1978 - Present
  • Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Utah State Bar
  • Chairman - Annual Meeting Committee
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member - Board of Trustees
  • 1998 - 2000
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-Chairman - Appellate Law Committee
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Utah State Bar
  • Chairman - Appellate Practice Section
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Utah State Sentencing Commission
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2005
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Editorial Staff
  • 1996 - 2000
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member - Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 1997
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-Chairman - Council of Affiliate Organizations
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Utah State Bar
  • Chairman - Criminal Law Section
  • 1982 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Federal Bar Association - Utah Chapter
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1994
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1993
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1992
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1991
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1990
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1989
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Publications

  • The Champion magazine
  • Logic and Argument
  • 1999
  • The Champion magazine
  • Alternative Grounds to Affirm Convictions
  • 1999
  • The Champion magazine
  • Selecting Issues to Argue on Appeal
  • 1999
  • The Champion magazine
  • Drafting Effective Statements of Issues
  • 1998
  • The Champion magazine
  • Harmless Error, Plain Error and Standards of Review Revisited
  • 1998
  • The Champion magazine
  • Drafting a Statement of Facts
  • 1998
  • The Champion magazine
  • Release of Defendant Pending Appeal
  • 1998
  • The Champion magazine
  • Making a Record for Appeal
  • 1998
  • The Champion magazine
  • Arguing Harmless Error
  • 1997
  • The Champion magazine
  • Preparing for Oral Argument
  • 1997
  • The Champion magazine
  • Common Mistakes in Oral Argument
  • 1997
  • The Champion magazine
  • Plain Error Doctrine
  • 1997
  • The Champion magazine
  • Making Appellate Briefs Readable
  • 1997
  • The Champion magazine
  • Standards of Appellate Review
  • 1996
  • The Champion magazine
  • Appellate Practice, Playing by the Rules
  • 1991
  • Utah Bar Journal, Vol 3 No. 9
  • Cross Examination: Methods and Preparation,
  • 1990
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
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"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is one of the giants in criminal defense in Utah, and someone that I have admired my entire 30 year career as a consummate professional."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer G. Fred Metos
G. Fred Metos
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 45 years