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Philip Laurence Wormdahl

also known as Phil Wormdahl

About me

I am a criminal defense attorney working in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I travel to courts all across the state.

I represent clients facing many kinds of charges, including: drug possession, assaults, & theft.  However, I focus my practice on DUI defense. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Juvenile: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven K. Burton

    Phil knows his stuff. If I don't know something on a DUI case, chances are I can call Phil for the answer.


    Steven Burton Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark R. Moffat

    Phil is an extremely knowledgable and agressive DUI lawyer.I have consulted with him on a number of cases and have found him to have great insight and instincts.He has taken numerous cases to trial and regularly recieves great results for his clients.He is an up and comming member of the defense community.


    Mark Moffat Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Philip L. Wormdahl P.C.

10 Exchange Place
Suite 622
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2014
Avvo Top ContributorAvvo.com2013
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student CourseNational HighwayTraffic Safety Administration and The International Association of Chiefs of Police2012
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving EnforcementNational HighwayTraffic Safety Administration and The International Association of Chiefs of Police2012
Avvo 2012 Top Contributor AwardAvvo.com2012
Avvo Clients' Choice Award (DUI)Avvo.com2012
William H. Leary ScholarS.J. Quinney College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Salt Lake Lawyers2013 - Present
Of CounselBrown, Bradshaw & Moffat2011 - Present
OwnerUtah DUI Advocate2010 - Present
PartnerBates & Wormdahl LLC2010 - 2010
InternSalt Lake City Prosecutor's Office2008 - 2009
Law Clerk - LitigationUtah Attorney General's Office2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarAffordable Attorneys for All task force2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLegislative Committee2012 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDevelopment Committee2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemeber2011 - Present
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Utah Bar - Young Lawyers DivisionMember2009 - Present
Utah State BarMember2009 - Present
Salt Lake County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cottonwood Heights v. M***Not Guilty of DUI
State v. MmureithiAll Charges Dismissed
State of Utah v. B****Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalDUI Law In A Flash2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of UtahEconomicsHonors Bachelor of Science2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UACDL Annual DUI SeminarFact Discovery In DUI Cases2015
UACDL Annual DUI SeminarDe Novo Drivers License Appeals2014
Solo Practice SeminarSolo Practice2013
Practice In A Flash Series“Marketing and Ethics: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What You Shouldn’t Do”2013
Mentoring MarathonSolo Practice2013
Mentoring MarathonLegal Practice2013
University of Utah Honors Department Pre-law PanelPre-law Panel2012
Practice in a Flash CLE SeriesFundamentals of DUI Defense for the Young Lawyer2011
Solo/Small Firm Support SeriesStarting A Solo Law Practice2010