This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
Stayed suspension/probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. This type of suspension means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements. In this case the Bar also monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|2016 Mountain States Rising Star- Criminal Defense||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Dedicated Defense Attorney||Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2013|
|Managing Partner||Bautista Booth Parkinson, PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Kelly Ann Booth||2008 - 2015|
|Special Assisant||Salt Lake County||2007 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|University Of Utah||Government Relations Director||2004 - 2005|
|State v. Ker****||Dismissed|
|USA v. Bay||Dismissal|
|See all legal cases|
|Utah Journal of Criminal Law||Creative Jurisprudence: A Look at Potential and Meaningful Uses of the Nunc Pro Tunc Power||2016|
|The Defender||Change you can make - lobbying for lawyers||2010|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Utah||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|UACDL Annual Seminar||GRAMA and Discovery||2010|
Posted by Robert
Kelly Ann Booth is so inept and lazy that she managed to screw up the simple task of renewing a judgment. On May 27th 2005 in Second District Court in Ogden, Utah we were awarded a $30,704 judgment against two company embezzlers. After several years we located one embezzler in Kalispell, Montana. But prior to garnishing wages and recovering our stolen money, the judgment had to be renewed for another eight years. On February 15th, 2013 Kelly Ann promised to renew the judgment.
On April 26th, 2013, we called the court clerk to ensure that we could lawfully enforce the judgment. The clerk said that Kelly Ann had not completed the renewal process. We immediately informed Kelly Ann who promised to finalize the renewal process before the judgment expired in a month. But she was either ignorant of the law, too lazy, or both, to actually complete the easy process of submitting a judgment renewal order for the judge to sign and for the court to record.
Then, when not avoiding our phone calls, Kelly Ann falsely claimed to have subsequently completed the renewal. But this was a lie and our original judgment expired on May 27th 2013. Thanks to Kelly Ann’s mistake, her dishonesty and her poor quality work, we lost our right to collect any of our stolen money.
The bottom line is that Kelly Ann Booth was initially ignorant of the law and afterwards too lazy to make sure that the job was done right. And when we confronted her she wouldn’t even take responsibility. She just started talking out of both sides of her mouth and lying more. I regard her as a bad lawyer and as an even worse person.
Posted by Renata
Our South American timber company and U.S. partner made an agreement with Ms. Booth to use her services in a civil matter. The nightmare began with her constable company wrongly serving the complaint to someone who was not a defendant. He promptly informed Ms. Booth of the mistake and she agreed to correct her error. Yet through negligence she did not. Instead, she continued to wrongly persecute him. Her error and negligence ended up causing him and us significant problems.
After countless problems with Ms. Booth, on March 2, 2014 we filed a complaint against her with the Utah State Bar. On October 8, 2015 a Screening Panel of the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court caught Booth lying during testimony about her claim to have won for us a judgement in Small Claims Court. In reality, she never even filed the complaint. And her failure to do so caused us financial damage. She also lied many times about completing work on our case when, in fact, she made little effort to help us despite knowing the damage that her inaction was causing.
After careful review and after hearing Ms. Booth’s false testimony, the above mentioned panel directed that a formal complaint against Ms. Booth be filed in Third District Court in Salt Lake City. On April 6, 2017, Judge James Gardner agreed with us and ordered Ms. Booth’s law license to be suspended for a year. She was ordered to undergo supervised probation and she must attend a legal Ethics School. These types of things don’t happen to good attorneys. They only happen to bad ones like Ms. Booth.
Ms. Booth’s treatment of us as clients was shameful, and for it she was punished severely by the court. Despite her endless stories and excuses, as a criminal defense lawyer she couldn’t even defend herself in court from her own misconduct. If your case is important, don’t take the risk. Don't make the same mistake we did. Be smart and stay away. Find an attorney whose license wasn't suspended and who isn't on probation. Information in this review is available in the public record.
Posted by Thomas
As a former client of Kelly Ann Booth, my unfortunate experience was of her being an incompetent and dishonest attorney who consistently acted deceitfully.
In March 2010 I contracted with Kelly Ann Booth to collect a significant amount of collectable money. In January 2014 I terminated our relationship after one of Ms. Booth’s employees revealed that Ms. Booth had repeatedly lied to me regarding case work that she falsely claimed to have performed. In reality, Ms. Booth performed very little work. And the minimal work that she did perform was of such poor quality that it ultimately damaged my case.
Further, I learned that Kelly Ann Booth had continually lied about the status of my case. Yet contrary to her falsehoods, eventually it became apparent that her indifference, sloppy work and dishonesty had ruined every aspect of my case to the point that it became worthless. This is specifically why, for good reason, her law license was suspended by a district court judge on April 6th, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her law license suspension is proof that my review here is accurate. And that is the real Kelly Ann Booth.
My advice, based upon my lengthy client experience with Kelly Ann Booth, is for anyone seeking quality legal representation to avoid her. In my opinion, they would be far better served employing a competent and honest attorney. And that, from my experience with her, is most certainly not Kelly Ann Booth.
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