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Michael J Langford

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 19 years

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Michael's state practice includes firearms, sex offense, homicide, white collar, and drug cases.

    20 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Federal crime
    25%
    Michael is a highly experienced federal criminal defense attorney. He has litigated highly complex cases, which include mortgage fraud, money laundering, RICO and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He recently argued a complex double jeopardy issue before the 10th circuit Court of Appeals.

    20 years

CLIENT FOCUSED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY DEDICATED TO RESOLVING COMPLEX LEGAL ISSUES.

     Michael is a passionate, client focused, attorney firmly committed to resolving complex legal issues. Michael's passion is representing people at all stages of the criminal defense process in federal and state court. To that end, he effectively and zealously defends people charged with federal and state crimes. He has litigated highly complex cases, which include mortgage fraud, money laundering, ponzi scheme, racketeering, homicide, and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Michael has argued before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court. He has been selected by the Utah Federal District Court to be a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel. In addition, he also has been selected to serve as conflict trial counsel for the Salt Lake Defender's Association. Although his practice is based in Salt Lake City, he also defends people throughout the state.
     While in law school he clerked at the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Association, and the Pottawattamie County Attorney's Office. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College(NCDC) and the Stetson University White Collar Criminal Defense College. Michael currently sits on the boards of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Salt Lake County Bar Association. He has been a past board member of the the Salt Lake County Children's Justice Center, Multicultural Legal Center and the Henry's Fork Foundation. 

Licensed for 19 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/07/2023

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

Contact Michael

The Law Office of Michael J Langford, P.C.
43 East, 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2754

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Posted by William | September 2, 2013
Great Lawyer up against difficult odds
I feel that Mr Langford did a great job considering that I was charged with reckless driving and assault. I feel that I was charged wrongfully because I was the one assaulted and the Accuser was the one who chased me down and struck me several times. One of the people there for jury selection influenced the jury members with statements that I feel should have been grounds for a mistrial. Mr Langford did everything possible to have this declared a mistrial but the judge wasn't going to allow that. I was found innocent of reckless driving and guilty of assault.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Michael J. Langford P.C.
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • M.K. v. Doyle
  • United States v. Angilau, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 12082 (10th Cir. Utah, June 14, 2013)

Associations

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Advisory Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Legal Action Committee
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • N/A
  • Salt Lake County Children's Justice Center
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • The Utah Multicultural Legal Center
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite-Criminal Defense
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite-Criminal Defense
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I litigated a murder case with Michael where our clients were charged as co-defendants. Michael was extremely well prepared for the preliminary hearing and very effective with his cross examination. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike knows how t o work a case like nobody else."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on major criminal cases including homicides. He is an excellent, well prepared attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael wins cases. He is well respected by judges and prosecutors. He has the skills you want in a trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a fantastic attorney: smart, experienced, strong advocate, complete integrity. I trust him and refer clients to him frequently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Michael. He is a fantastic and dedicated criminal defense attorney who gets the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Langford is a very good criminal defense attorney. He is willing to fight for his clients and is always seeking what is best for his clients. I have worked with for him in the past and have seen first hand is excellent advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Michael for several years and have had the opportunity to become familiar with his thinking and approach to legal and other challenges. As an attorney, Michael is a consumate professional. He is thorough in his preparation for individual cases, and he is continuously working to improve his skills and develop new competencies. In my experience, Michael is interested and focused on identifying the best approach for the problem at hand, and he is dogged in his pursuit of the best outcomes for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Michael because he helps them achieve the best outcome in their cases. He is diligent, professional and trustworthy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Langford is an excellent attorney. He cares about his clients and works to ensure that they receive the best possible outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Michael J Langford
Michael J Langford
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 19 years