Posted by Gavin
Phil was amazing, I have nothing but good things to say about him. I was in a very complicated situation with past felony drug convictions, warrants and a DUI on my record. I thought I was definitely gonna be looking at some serious time in jail. From the start of taking me on as a client Phil was extremely professional, friendly and went above and beyond to fight for me. He genuinely cares about his clients, is great with people and very gifted at what he does. He ended up going into the courtroom and getting me everything I was hoping for and more with the judge and prosecutors. He is one of the most outstanding lawyers I’ve ever seen in my life. To anyone looking to hire a lawyer to represent you I would highly recommend him. Thanks to Phil I’ve been able to quickly close my case and get back on with my life!
Posted by Kathy
Phil is thorough, cordial, and cares about his clients. He has an excellent grasp of the law surrounding DUIs. He studied my case and conditions closely, and found that there was a potential error in the arresting officer's conduct. He spotted several things in our initial interview and never forgot his thinking or the consequences. He was very reassuring when I was nervous going in front of the judge. Went above and beyond what I could have expected or hoped for an advocate. Besides having an excellent mind, he is also a people person. Very friendly, and cares about you. But also cares for and is friends with everyone in the legal and associated communities that we ever came across. I highly recommend Phil Wormdahl to anyone who has a drug or alcohol related offense.
Posted by Kevin
Phil is a great lawyer. I recommend him to everyone who is in a situation where they are being miss treated or wrongfully accused of something and want there name clear Phil works very hard His track record proves it.
Posted by Katherine
Phil helped me with a convoluted dui case recently. He was comforting but also realistic to the situation at hand. I’m a worst case scenario person and he walked me through every process step by step and thoroughly explained each circumstance and it’s given repercussions no matter how many times I asked. He showed a clear understanding of salt lakes judicial system and my case concluded with an incredibly favorable outcome. As I said, a must have.
Posted by Jason
I hired Phil through a recommendation of a friend who is also a lawyer. He was able to get my DUI reduced to a DWI so I do not have a DUI on my record anymore. Thank you Phil for seeing this through to the end!
A couple of things I will contribute to this review is the lack of communication between Phil and I. There were times that I didn't hear back from him for days after reaching out and sometime I had to call his office to track him down. I eventually shared my frustration with Phil and he acknowledged that he wasn't communicating in timely manner with me and that he would improve on this. Phil definitely made the initiative to have better communication with me and in the end we got done what he said we would do.
My recommendation to anyone who chooses Phil is to go over communication expectations. His contract states that you must answer his phone calls immediately when he calls you. I would ask him to, at the very least, make the initiative to respond within 24 hours of you reaching out or have his assistant reach out.
Outside of the communication issues I had, Phil was still great and he excels in his field. The fact that he was willing to listen to my frustration and act upon fixing the issue, shows professional growth and a genuine care for his clients...Thanks again Phil!
Hopefully I never need to hire you again, but if it ever came up, I would do it without hesitation.
Posted by Ashley
Thank you so much for helping me get through one of my hardest times in life! You're amazing!! Definitely the best in the state. I recommend you to anyone I know!
Posted by anonymous
Phil was able to reduce my charges from DUI to a much lesser charge. He really was someone I relied on to help get me out of a difficult time. I would recommend him to anyone and without a doubt he would do everything he could to make things right. I’d be in a different position without him.
Posted by anonymous
I was a client of Phil’s five years ago, and recently I got a job that required some in-depth paperwork regarding my former case that I did not have on file. So I reached out to Phil. He was immediately responsive and promptly emailed me the paperwork I needed. No consultation fee, no delay—he just took care of it. What a class act. Phil cares for his clients, even if they are from years ago.
Posted by anonymous
I got a DUI in June of 2018 and it was a complete nightmare. I already knew what I was up against as the DUI laws are pretty strict in Utah and they love to throw the book at you. I had been recommended to talk to Phil from an acquaintance who had been dealing with a DUI as well and don't regret it at all. He let me know what I was up against and was very honest about it. Over the past 9 months he was there every step of the way. After multiple court dates trying to lower my sentence I only ended up with a fine, a small amount (16 hours) of community service and mandated-by-state DUI classes (also 16 hours). He got my charge lowered to impaired driving and I have one year of probation. He doesn't rack up his price like most lawyers (I only paid $2500 for him and I know that's a giant bargain, especially for how good he is). He knows most of the judges and prosecutors in the valley so he really knows what he's doing. I would not go to anyone else, if you've found yourself in the miserable position of getting charged with a DUI I couldn't recommend Phil more. A+
Posted by anonymous
I met with a total of 4 defense attorneys before deciding to hire Philip Wormdahl as my counsel, and I'm very glad I did. I ended up with Phil because I was impressed by our very first consultation. To start, he gave me plenty of time to explain my case, the situation, and carefully sought to understand every detail of what I was saying before rushing to assumptions of what I needed. In that meeting, Phil presented the attributes of an attorney with a lot of knowledge, confidence (not arrogance), thoughtfulness, and a sense of integrity. He was also assertive and clear in his communication on what he thought I should do, and an explanation for why I should do it. His consideration and thought process made a lot of sense. He treated me with respect and dignity. And at a particularly vulnerable time for me, I felt no judgment from him. I left that first meeting knowing in my gut I should hire Phil Wormdahl.
My incident with the police resulted in a prescription drug-related DUI charge. Beyond a traffic ticket, I had never had any sort of run-ins like this with the police. My case was somewhat unique in its circumstance and involved other complexities that made my decision to hire the right attorney absolutely vital. Phil was able to hear the situation out, know how to handle it with best practice, explain what he had seen in terms of precedent, and was able to make a good plan. (Whereas other attorneys made little attempt to treat my case with anything but a cookie-cutter approach while being arrogantly assumptive). Phil and I made a customized plan for MY best interests... not for his. Ultimately, what I felt from Phil is that he had a professional interest in actually caring about my case.
Phil showed he cared simply by his dogged determination to defend my case. He consistently had opportunities to encourage me to take the easy--but very unappealing--deals with the prosecution that in my mind (and to others) really didn't seem like it was serving justice. Phil always gave me the information, but then said something to the effect, "however, I think we should do [whatever brilliant idea he had] and keep trying for a much better outcome." As long as I was willing to work for it on my end, he was willing to pursue a viable option. We made a deal to always be honest with each other, and that he would never lead me to believe I could have some sort of outcome that wasn't realistic. He was assertive with me to hold up my end of the deal, too. But no matter what, Phil was persistent in finding every opportunity.
Another way his drive and persistence really showed was by the sheer amount of time he (or his partners) spent in the courtroom with me. I had several court appearances, and for each one, we made incremental progress to achieve the best outcome. It was anxiety provoking and I often wished we could just stop and give in but Phil's willingness to keep going for my benefit helped me think clearly and push ahead. I knew I was one of many many cases he was juggling (it explained why he was occasionally late and frantically driving from one courtroom to another), but he made sure that I knew he was focused on my case at every point until it was finalized.
What ultimately happened was that my charges were significantly reduced. And the only reason this could have happened was because of Phil. He used his legal knowledge, resources, personal relationships with the court, communication skills, his sense of care, and his integrity to achieve this win. He was driven to win in any way he ethically could. He made a tough situation easier and by being completely competent and confident.
I am very grateful to Phil. In no small way did he achieve something incredibly meaningful to me, my family, and wellbeing. My gut told me to follow the counsel of Phil Wormdahl, and I'm very grateful I did.
Just to be clear if this review isn't enough: I highly recommend Phil Wormdahl as your choice for an attorney.