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Mark W Brown

Domestic violence Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   11 reviews

also known as M Brown Criminal Defense PLLC


Licensed for 10 years

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MARK W. BROWN HELPS CLIENTS BY ENSURING A COMPETENT DEFENSE OF CRIMINAL CHARGES.

Mark W. Brown helps clients by ensuring a competent defense of criminal charges. He resolves cases by articulating to both prosecutors and judges a course of action that will meet the interests of justice while minimizing collateral consequences for clients. If the need arises, Mr. Brown will take your case to trial. He is an experienced jury trial lawyer and has won Not Guilty verdicts on cases ranging from 1st Degree Felonies down to misdemeanors and infractions. His greatest asset is knowing when to push for trial and when to minimize risks and punishment with equitable resolutions. He is well respected among colleagues, prosecutors and judges.

 

 

Licensed for 10 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/07/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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M Brown Criminal Defense PLLC
43 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Reviews

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Posted by Kirby | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Mark is a phenomenal defense attorney. His ability to explain and guide me through the legal process is beyond extraordinary. I knew he was the attorney I needed for my case within the first 5 minutes of explaining my charges.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissal
I located Mr. Brown through this service. I consulted several others before I agreed to Hire Mark. During the consultation process he was the most helpful and willing to go into a little more detail prior to choosing his services. I was able to discuss a few particulars that were favorable to getting my case dismissed whereas s the others were more in line with pleading a lower offense. I had Letter from the TSA stating that NO offense occurred but Airport Police wanted to prosecute anyway. I was out of state resident so having Mark there to assist me through the process to get the case dismissed in my favor was awesome. I am very pleased the way he handled my case and would recommend his services should you be in the unfortunate position of needing an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Mark was amazing from the moment I hired him. Not only did he walk through everything but he shot it straight and did not confuse me with all of the lawyer talk. Better outcome than I could have ever imagined and best value for the dollar. Thanks Mark!
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
A year ago i found myself in a bit of trouble and needed to find a good attorney. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Mark Brown to represent me. He was very knowledgeable and always made time to get back to me when i had questions or concerns. Everything in court went down the way that he predicted it would and at the end of the day all charges were dismissed and i walked out of court without paying a penny in fines. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who finds there self in the same situation i did. Thanks Mark!
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Posted by Melissa | December 25, 2016
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What an unbelievably amazing attorney!!!
This was the first time I'd ever been in trouble with the law and needed a lawyer and I'm so happy I found Mark Brown! He's incredibly smart and knows exactly what he's doing and he does his job well. I always felt very well informed and Mark was always willing to answer any questions I had. From the very start he was confident that we would get a good outcome even when I was stressed out about it. He was very good at calming my nerves and reassuring me that things were going to be fine, which I greatly appreciated. When we would discuss our options, he was always up front and gave me his professional opinion but he always left the final descsion up to me. My case took almost 2 years to be resolved and he never gave up and worked so hard on my case and in the end it paid off. My charges were dropped and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Mark is extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise and was always professional and carried a confident presence in the courtroom. When we would go before the judge I always knew What to expect and Mark would explain everything to me in a way that was easy to understand. Mark was always on time and came to court well prepared. I have nothing but amazing things to say about him and I would highly recommend him as an attorney! I feel so lucky to have found such a hard working, professional and knowledgeable attorney who did everything in his power to make sure we got the outcome we wanted. Fingers crossed I never need an attorney again, but if I do I'll be calling Mark Brown in a heartbeat!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mark Brown
Mark Brown was an amazing lawyer! It was my first time needing a lawyer and he walked me threw everything and explained everything to me so that I understood what was going on and what to expect. Mark handled everything and made it to where I didn't have to worry about anything. When it came to prosecutors he did not settle. He wanted the best out come and didn't stop until he got it and would not take anything else. When it came to me making decisions he would give his opinion but would still let me make the decision and he didn't do anything with out me knowing, He is great at getting back to you as soon as possible. At the end of everything we ended up with best outcome for my case and my charges were dropped. He is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone! Would definetly hire him again if I needed a defense attorney. Thank you Mark Brown!
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Posted by Stephen | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior criminal attorney
I contacted Mark Brown from the Pietryga Law Firm in Salt Lake City, Utah to represent me on 34 felony counts. It took about a year to conclude due to my absences in court. Mr. Brown was always there on my behalf. He stuck by me the whole time. He was always professional, knowledgeable, patient, and concerned about me. I wouldn't be getting my life in order if it wasn't for him. I am thankful to have probation instead of prison. I will always consider him to have had a major influence in my life. He's the BEST!!!
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Posted by Alyssa | September 15, 2015
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Great defense lawyer
Mark helped me tremendously with my criminal case. He always explained to me what was going on, what our steps were, and any other detail that we will/could face. I always felt in the know and he was always available for questions or concerns. I had special requests for my case and he was able to deliver, and not only that but he was knowledgeable and confident enough to help find me NOT GUILTY. He always gave me options and always let me decide. I felt very comfortable with him from start to finish and will definitely recommend him to all of my family and friends.
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Posted by Dawnell | July 7, 2015
Best Defense Lawyer Ever!
I could not be more thankful for all of Mark's help with the false accusations I was faced with. He went above and beyond when it came to keeping me informed of everything happening within the proceedings. He had a plan and stuck with it until we reached the Not Guilty verdict. Unfortunately, my teenage daughter was a witness in the case. He really took care of and looked out for her and her best interests. It is obvious Mark has a passion for practicing law and being a lawyer isn't just a job to him. He's not only good at what he does, he genuinely cares about his clients. A better criminal lawyer can't be found!
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Posted by Jason | December 8, 2014
Mark Brown review
Mark would always answer or return my calls which was very important to me. I would definitely recommend Mark for Criminal defense .
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2014
Positive experience.....excellent Lawyer
Mark was a huge help to me when I needed him. He was very personable and made me feel comfortable right from the start of my case. He was punctual which is of key importance to me as we always met a few minutes before the courtroom appearance to discuss pertinent items. His professional manner and confidence in the court room made me feel secure. Mark always explained the meaning of and defined any unfamiliar terms so I always felt very informed. Mark always told me to reach out to him and call him whenever I had any questions concerning my case which made me feel very comfortable. I would be happy to recommend Mark to anyone seeking an informed, competent and professional lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • M Brown Criminal Defense PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pietryga Law Office
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • ALA PC.
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Utah
  • Master of Public Policy
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
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Legal Cases

  • State of Utah v. B*****
  • Jury trial - not guilty on both counts
  • State of Utah v. G*****
  • Jury trial - not guilty
  • State of Utah v. W*****
  • Jury trial - not guilty
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Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Mountain States Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Mountain States Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Utah
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Finalist, National Environmental Negotiation Competition
  • University of Richmond
  • 2012
  • 3rd Place International Mediation Advocacy Competition
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011
  • 1st Place ICMA International Mediation Advocacy Competition
  • Advocates in Mediation, Toronto, Canada
  • 2011
  • AmJur Award for best grade in Negotiation and Settlement
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Negotiation and Settlement
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • 1L Best Moot Court Brief
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Constitution Day at Riverside Elementary
  • Constitution
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (38)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really loves the law and cares about his clients. Plus, he wins trials!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a great lawyer who finds creative solutions to his clients' problems. I have called him with difficult questions on my criminal cases and he has always been insightful and helpful. I have also seen him work in court and he is an effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse attorney Mark Brown. He is a great person and very knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mark Brown is respected by colleagues within the legal community. An asset to the legal profession. Fully endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Mark Brown. Respected by colleagues within the legal community. Dedicated to the success of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Mark Brown. Respected by clients and colleagues within the legal industry. An asset to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The go to attorney for criminal mattes. An esteemed member of our forum."
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Salt Lake City Domestic violence Lawyer Mark W Brown
Mark W Brown
Domestic violence Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation