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About me

I began my career at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world litigating cases for Fortune 500 companies, international accounting firms, multi-national corporations, and other wealthy clients.  While at that firm, I sharpened my litigation teeth in contentious motion practice, aggressive discovery disputes, and other well-fought battles.  After four years at the firm, I decided that I wanted to take what I had learned and use it to assist my own clients.


Now, I have partnered with a great lawyer and even better friend to assist clients in all manners of litigation, negotiations, and trials.  My partner focuses purely on criminal law, and my practice focuses exclusively on assisting clients in civil disputes, including family law, personal injury, as well as commercial and corporate matters.  I will aggressively and diligently pursue an outcome that is in my clients' best interests.


I live in Salt Lake City with my lovely wife and amazing son, Aidan.  We moved here from Los Angeles recently, and beginning next year, Aidan will be a Dillworth Dingo.  We could not be more excited to be in Salt Lake, and look forward to meeting new people as well as me assisting individuals and companies in Salt Lake in achieving the legal results they expect and deserve. 


Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    7 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    4 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    7 years
  4. Personal Injury: 25%
    4 years



Hourly ($200-225/hour), contingent (20-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Skye E Lazaro

    Robert is a brilliant, hard working attorney who is fiercely dedicated to his clients. I routinely consult with him on a variety of legal issues. In my opinion, Robert is one of the elite legal minds in the community. I am confident that when I refer cases to Robert they are in good hands.


    Skye Lazaro Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Samuel A Goble

    Robert works is a creative and capable advocate for his clients. I regularly refer persons to him.


    Samuel Goble Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

The Salt Lake Lawyers

Newhouse Building
10 Exchange Place, Ste. 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
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Pro Bono AwardSkadden, Arps2012
Pro Bono AwardSkadden, Arps2011
St. Thomas More Award for Outstanding Work on the GeorgetownGeorgetown Journal of Legal Ethics2009
Order of the CoifGeorgetown University Law Center2009
CALI - Land UseGeorgetown University Law Center2008
CALI - Products LiabilityGeorgetown University Law Center2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Salt Lake Lawyers2013 - Present
AssociateSkadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom2009 - 2013
Research AssistantGeorgetown to Professor Tuan Samahon2008 - 2009
Judicial ExternHonorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the Ninth Circuit2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2011 - Present
Utah State BarMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsManaging Editor - Notes2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Blum v. Merrill Lynch, et al., No. 11-55635 (9th Cir.)Order affirmed in favor of client.
Tariq Ahmad v. Weber Nameplate, et al., CV 96-1385 RSWL (RNBx) (C.D. Cal.)Default set aside, case dismissed in favor of client.
Blum v. KPMG, et al., 8-2011-cv-01885 (C.D. Cal.)Partial grant of summary judgment in favor of client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Salt Lake TribuneOp-ed: SLC Review Board Missed Key Evidence in Taylor Shooting2015
The Defender (Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)Trickey Brickey: An Analysis of State v. Brickey and Its Application at Preliminary Hearings2015
Georgetown Journal of Legal EthicsGet Your Own Lawyer! An Analysis of In-House Counsel Advising Across the Corporate Structure After Teleglobe2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawEconomicsMS - Master of Science2006
Westminster CollegePolitical StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah State Bar Fall ForumPaying the Bills: 3 Ways to Supplement a Growing Practice2014
Mentoring Marathon 2014Escape from Biglaw (Solo Practice)2014
Law School ClassOpening a Law Practice2014
AMPCareer Reflection for Mentor Program2013
Prelaw RoundtablePrelaw Seminar2010