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I have been licensed to practice law in Utah and Idaho for 18 years. I work in a small law firm staffed with some of my closest friends. We enjoy our work, care about our clients and have fun supporting each other and discussing our cases. Most clients need a fast, effective, economical result. However, we at Hobbs & Olson also relish the opportunity to go to trial. My last jury trial was February 4, 2011. 

Lincoln W. Hobbs and I have practiced law together continuously since 1997. Our professional working relationship is strong, symbiotic and enduring. My secretary, Kris Gines, and I have worked together off and on since 1993 and continuously since 1998.


I specialize in criminal defense, with a broadening practice in White Collar Crime. I have a 20 year long working relationship with Salt Lake City attorney Daniel W. Jackson, a securities lawyer with 35 years experience in securities regulation, compliance and transactions. Recently, we have teamed up to provide a unique and formidable practice pair in the area of White Collar Crime.


My specialties are:


* Passionate defense of the criminally accused 

* Practical and economical assistance to small business owners

* Vigorous
effective representation of individuals with everyday legal problems


Contact info

Hobbs & Olson, L.C.

466 East 500 S.
Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Divorce: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven Glenn Shapiro

    Margaret and I have been colleagues and fellow lawyers in this community for many years. Margaret is universally respected as a very effective, capable and zealous advocate for her clients. She has the widespread admiration of the lawyers with whom she works, whether they are on the same or opposite sides of the case, and has earned the trust and respect of the judges in this State. I endorse Margaret.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


IDAuthorized to practice law199307/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leary ScholarUniversity of UtahN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Lawyer, Of CounselHobbs & Olson, LC2000 - Present
Trial Lawyer, PartnerWinder & Haslam, P.C.1997 - 1999
Assistant D.A.Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office1994 - 1996
Trial Lawyer, AssociateStirba & Hathaway1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Park City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Estate of Uzelac, 178 P.3d 347 (Utah Ct. App. 2008) (Briefed, Argued)Preserved clients' real property from reconveyance into their father's estate.
Whole Living, Inc. v. Tolman, 344 F.Supp.2d 739 (D. Utah 2004)Former employee enjoined.
State v. Visser, 22 P.3d 1242 (Utah 2000); State v. Visser, 973 P.2d 998 (Utah Ct. App. 1999) (Briefed, Argued)Certificate of Probable Cause, Release from Prison, Certiorari Review, Withdrawal of Plea Ultimately Disallowed by Utah Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of UtahHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar Fall ForumWhat a Transactional Attorney Needs to do to Avoid Litigation and/or Retain Information Essential for Litigation2010