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Loni F. De Land

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1977
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Loni F. Deland, Inc.
43 E 400 S
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2711


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Posted by Tim Peay | August 19, 2019
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In a bind with the law ? Loni is lawyer you need !!
there's lawyers and more lawyers but no lawyer in this state can hold a candle to Mr De Land. Outstanding is a word that doesn't hold a bit of a title to give to this man. what a great attorney. And one heck of a good man also. If you think that there is a better attorney in the state or even in the country I wouldn't bet your life on it. There is no better attorney. He may be a little more costly than the others but Im telling you first hand that he is worth every cent when your in a pinch. Id put my bets on him with the top attorneys in the country. Jerry Spence was good. Loni is in that class and holds it with ease. The best !! he saved my but.
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Posted by Amber | June 21, 2019
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A Brilliant Attorney
Loni De land has represented me, family members as well as close friends in the Uintah basin. He is undoubtably the best criminal defense attorney in Utah . He is a miracle maker! He is professional, kind and easy to talk to. This is your #1 attorney if you want results!!!
Posted by Heidi | June 9, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney
Loni had helped my family twice. If you want experience, this is your attorney. He is thorough, understanding and very easy to work with. I highly recommend him and will definitely use his services in the future.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
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Craig Habbeshaw
Loni Deland changed the course of my life. I was heading on my way to a life of prison and jails and with his help and kindness. I have a life that I couldn't have imagined. Thanks Loni
Posted by Ronald | November 5, 2015
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Loni F. De Land
Mr. De Land handled two legal matters for me and was the consummate professional on each occasion.. I appreciated his attention to detail and the final results of each matter.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2015
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Amazing lawyer
Mr. Loni DeLand is an amazing attorney. He's very professional and we'll respected in all court jurisdictions. There'snothing he can't resolve or handle. He's very trustworthy, honest and strictly business! He's been referred by many and will continue to be. Thank you Loni DeLand, you saved my life!
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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Stellar Representation
Several years ago I found myself in need of a Lawyer for a DUI charge. I was going through a difficult time in my life at the time and decided after speaking to several people to hire Mr. DeLand. I made an excellent decision. Mr. DeLand was able to have the charge reduced to a DWI, no jail time a reduced fines. I was also not required to receive months of DUI counseling saving me more time and money. Mr. DeLand facilitated everything leading up to my court date and simply told me where I needed to be and when saving me an incredible amount of stress which at that time in my life was of utmost importance. I have since recommended Mr. DeLand to several people.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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The Best Criminal Defense Attorney In Utah
Loni Deland is the number one Criminal Defense Attorney in the State of Utah. His untouchable success record, reputation, and professionalism are second to none. His rates are more than reasonable, especially if it is results that you need. Loni Deland takes special interest in each and every client to ensure the best representation possible. He puts his heart and soul into every case. Over the years I have recommended Mr. Deland's services to over a dozen people needing representation for themselves or a loved one. Every single one of them was more than pleased they had retained Mr. Deland. About 15/16 years ago I was going through a very tough time and making very poor life choices. I found myself charged with an aggravated DUI that Mr. Deland managed to get dropped to a "Reckless" charge (small fine, no jail, no drama). It wasn't too long before I screwed up again, but this time, I hired a different attorney because my blood alcohol level was only a .05. I figured I could get by with a less expensive attorney (I saved $200). That was a horrible idea. I learned the hard way that when hiring an attorney it is wise to pay for the best, even if you think your situation may not require top of the line representation. Apparently, I was not quite finished with my self abuse, and got yet another DUI. I was facing prison and a felony charge. I honestly wanted to die. The only things I had going for me is that no one was hurt, and I had Loni Deland to defend me. Mr. Deland could see potential in me even though I could no longer see the good in myself. Mr. Deland got the felony dropped to a misdemeanor and a slap on the wrist. His expertise saved me in court, but his empathy and solid personal advice after court resonated with me very deeply and I turned my life around. Looking back, it is hard to believe that I was the person making all of those stupid decisions. Now, I am a very successful business owner and a very happy person. I owe many of my successes, if not in fact, my life, to Loni Deland. In him, you will find the best Criminal Defense Attorney in the State of Utah, and much, much more.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Loni F. De Land Inc. LLC
  • 1977 - Present
  • Senior Special Agent
  • U..S. Customs Service
  • 1973 - 1977
  • Agent
  • Utah State Narcotics Enforcement
  • 1970 - 1973
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
  • 1969 - 1970
  • Sergeant - Military Police / CID
  • U.S. Army
  • 1965 - 1968
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Atene
  • Not guilty verdicts


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President and Founding Member
  • 1990 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Highest rating
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitutional Law seminar
  • Search and Seizure law
  • 2006
  • Annual suimmer conference
  • DUI
  • 2000
  • Political Science Honors program, multiple occasions
  • Criminal Justice System
  • N/A
  • Police academy, multiple years
  • Criminal/constitutional law
  • N/A
  • Multiple seminars
  • DUI, homicide, sex crimes
  • N/A
  • multiple classes as guest instructor
  • Criminal law
  • N/A
  • multiple classes
  • Criminal law and civil rights law
  • N/A
  • Multiple annual conferences
  • criminal law
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Loni is one of the "Godfather's" of criminal defense in Utah."
Criminal defense