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Joseph Goddaeus Ballstaedt

Debt collection Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Joe Ballstaedt


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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Joe is the ninth of twelve children, so he had to learn early how to work with others and solve problems. He studied art at the university before going on to law school.

In his law practice, Joe advises and represents clients in debt collection, contract, business, real estate, and employment issues. Joe has worked for various federal and state judges throughout Utah and Idaho, where he gained experience and skill necessary to resolve matters through litigation when necessary.

He is also fluent in Spanish.

In his free time, Joe enjoys running, biking, swimming, and enjoying the outdoors with his family. He is the father of four.

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Licensed for 9 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/19/2023
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/07/2023

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

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Olsen Skoubye & Johansen, LLC
999 E. Murray Holladay Rd
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

Reviews

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Posted by Chandler | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney
Joe was recommended to us by a friend. I am not a litigious person by nature but we were in a difficult situation with our home that was being built. Joe was able to help work through our issues in a very professional manner. After closing, there was an issue with the documents provided to us by the title company. Joe stepped up again and was able to resolve our issues very quickly. If you’re ever in a tough spot and need an expert real estate lawyer, Joe is who you need to contact.
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Posted by philip | September 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free consultation
I am 23 and don't know a thing about collections nor law pertaining to it. Joe was kind enough to sit down and listen to me explain my situation over the phone. As well as to answer any questions i had. To alot of people this may not seem like much but i truly appreciate.
Posted by Dru | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Owner
Joe and his legal team did an outstanding job in collecting debt from a large account that we were not optimistic about. Joe's communication and professionalism was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Jeffrey C. | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Enthusiastic and 100% Recovery Settlement Oriented
Gateway One Lending & Finance LLC, a TCF Bank Company, hired Joe four (4) years ago to improve our performance in debt collection on deficiency balances, replevins and lien sale oppositions in the the Midwest. Mr. Ballstaedt and his staff at Skoubye Nielson & Johansen LLC have come to be a major contributor to our nationwide recovery collections operation. I highly recommend Joe, especially when you provide him a verified asset.
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Posted by Doyle | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is Amazing
Doyle Anderson, PhD, Owner and CEO of The Foundation for Indigenous Education, Leadership Development, and Sustainability Joe has delivered extraordinary service to our company through providing critical strategic advice, drafting and reviewing agreements, representing us in key negotiations, and helping to create business relationships that would not have been possible without his creative genius and practical advice. He is extremely accessible and goes well above and beyond the call of duty in helping his clients negotiate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. Joe has been a critical success factor for our business. In my experience in corporate management, private enterprise, and as a university president, I have never worked with an attorney that is as brilliant, effective, personable, and committed to clients’ success as Joe Ballstaedt. He has had a transformational impact our business and I know that he will deliver the same tremendous value to anyone fortunate enough to secure his services..
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Posted by Charles | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe did a good job!
I had a complex problem, that Joe made simple. He did a good job and negotiated a good settlement for me. I recommend him. Charles General Contractor, Bunnell Fl.
Posted by Lance | June 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great contract attorney
I have hired Joe to do work for me in multiple companies, and have been pleased with his work. He has helped us review or write business contracts and has consulted us on various business dealings. He has been a good asset for us, and is reasonable on timeframe and fees. I always feel like he wants to add real value and isn't just after billing hours.
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Posted by Dawn | June 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Business owner
Joseph help me so much with my issue and when he couldn't he referred me to someone that could. He was very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend him, as a matter of fact, I already have. :) Thanks Joe! Dawn Talbot Southwick
Posted by Anita | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Infraction Traffic Ticket
Joseph is a very knowledgeable and experienced individual, who represented my case of an Infraction Speeding Ticket, which I got while passing through Idaho. He is very professional and answered all my queries very patiently. He ensured that the case gets successfully closed by getting it dismissed with some traffic schooling. Overall it has been a very good experience and highly recommend!!. Thank you! So much Joseph for your help and guidance.
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Posted by Dallas | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented me for a Probation Violation
Joe is the best attorney I have ever worked with. He took the time to get to know my personally and litterally fought on my behalf. The PA was wanting me to go on a rider, he contacted my PO for a written recommendation and finally came to an agreement with the state for me to be reinstated back on probation. I have never had an attorney come to the jail and get to know me personally so that he could know the whole situation. I would recommend him to anyone needing a good defense. I will definitely be hiring him again when it comes time to petition to get off probation.
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Posted by Roy | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helped me resolve a speeding ticket
Joseph helped me greatly with my speeding ticket. He was able to talk with the prosecutor and lessen my case to being dismissed with some traffic schooling. He also was flexible with my payment arrangements and I really appreciated that. He was quick to answer my emails and was easy to correspond with. I would recommend Joseph to anyone that needs a lawyer.
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Posted by Melvin | December 8, 2016
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Fincher trucking, Melvin fincher
Joseph was great in defending my husband on all four corners. We are very pleased in the outcome. My husband Joe got a speeding ticket in Idaho, going down a steep grade hill, which ended up being a non moving violation. Thank you joseph for all you have done.
Posted by John | December 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
I hired Mr. Ballstaedt to take care of a ticket I got in Idaho, as I was passing through. He was very informative and personable. I felt that he actually took a vested interest in my case, rather than just push it through. I am very happy with my experience.
Posted by Jon | November 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe did awesome work on my traffic ticket.
I first had a consultation with Joe about a misdemeanor traffic ticket and long story short, he beat out all other competitors for the best price and was in constant contact with me throughout the whole process. After Joe spoke with the prosecution he was able to deescalate my ticket into a non-moving violation with no negative hits on my driving record or insurance.
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Posted by Al | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Moving Violation
Joseph was great through the process of reducing my out of state speeding ticket to a non-moving violation - always kept me in the loop and answered all questions I had. Highly recommend!
Posted by Michael Szwec | October 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sued by miners
Joe helped me out in making my decision on which how to approach my problem...
Posted by Eric | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased with Joe!
While visiting family and a wedding in Idaho I received a speeding ticket in Central Idaho. If I was an Idaho resident I could take traffic school and avoid points and the related insurance consequences. As a resident of California, I could not take traffic school for point reduction in California for an out of state infraction and Idaho would not permit a non-resident to take traffic school to remove the points either. Frustrated and desirous of assistance to resolve this issue I reached out to Joseph Ballstaedt. Joe responded the same day and very quickly was on the case. His communications were clear, his responses were very quick and Joe was very eager to assist. Joe resolved my case and moreover negotiated a successful outcome to avoid points on my record for this citation. Joe’s fees were reasonable as well. I am very pleased with Joe’s professionalism as well as the outcome. When in Idaho, or anywhere Joe practices I would certainly call upon Joe for professional assistance again. Thank you Joe!
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Posted by Chris | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Moviing violation
I needed help to keep a moving violation off of my record do to my CDL. He was able to get it reduced to a non moving violation. I had a very positive and professional experience with Joseph. Thank you.
Posted by Martin | August 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Driving on Out Of State Suspended License
While traveling from the East Coast to Washington State, I was pulled over for speeding. The Police officer informed me that my home state had suspended my license. I was unaware of this, or even that it would be suspended if I stopped paying insurance on a truck I no longer drove. In Idaho, Driving without Privileges, or Driving on a Suspended License, is a Misdemeanor, with 2 days Mandatory jail time, and a fine. I returned home very nervous. I called all of the local attorneys in Idaho County, and was told horror stories that I would have to appear, spend at least a couple days sampling Jail cuisine, pay a fine, and leave with a misdemeanor conviction on my record. On top of that, they wanted retainers of several thousand dollars. Even though he was about as far away as possible from Idaho County, I called Joe Ballstaedt. He agreed to take the case, charged me a very reasonable flat fee to represent me, and got the Misdemeanor charge of Driving Under suspention DISMISSED. All within a week and a half. I run a business, and have dealt with a lot of attorneys over the years, and Mr. Ballstaedt is one of the best results oriented attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with. I would recommend him for just about anything he handles in Idaho or anywhere else he practices. If you are pulled over for any traffic offense in Idaho, call Joe. I know I will if it happens again.
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Posted by Shane | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Ballstaedt
Joe did an excellent job in getting my leaving the scene ticket dismissed by the court. And at a very reasonable price.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-210 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Racine Olson
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Madison County Courthouse
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Summer Clerk
  • Brigham Young University Office Of General Counsel
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Ted Stewart
  • United States District Court of the District of Utah
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Christine M. Durham
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Research Fellow
  • International Center for Law and Religion Studies
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Extern
  • Office of Area Legal Counsel, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Writing Teaching Assistant in the Advocacy Program
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Dean’s Fellow in the Academic Success Program
  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Zone Coordinator, Interviewer, Spanish Teacher and Tutor
  • Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Brigham Young University
  • BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Rangen, Inc. v. Dept of Water Resources
  • The Idaho Supreme Court accepted our client IGWA's arguments and affirmed the District Court.
  • Idaho Ground Water Appropriators, Inc. v. Idaho Dept. of Water Res.; City of Pocatello v. Rangen, Inc.
  • The Idaho Supreme Court held that the Director of Water Resources did not abuse his discretion in setting a trim line for curtailing water users.
  • Rangen, Inc. v. Idaho Dept of Water Resources
  • The Supreme Court accepted our client IGWA’s arguments and affirmed the district court’s holdings that Rangen may divert water only from one designated water source.

Associations

  • Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Real Property Section of the Utah Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Millcreek
  • Foundation Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Veterans Legal Clinic - Idaho Division of Veterans Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Portneuf American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Sixth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Eagle Rock American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Brigham Young University Law Review
  • Lead Article Editor
  • 2012 - 2013
  • A. Sherman Christensen American Inn of Court
  • Student Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Government and Legal Politics Society - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Conference Committee Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Environment, Energy, and Resources Society - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Brigham Young University Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • Sixth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • 2016
  • Faculty Award, Meritorious Achievement & Distinguished Service
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2013
  • J. Reuben Clark Award
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • 2012
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Citizens' Law Academy
  • Employment Law Basics
  • 2017
  • Idaho State Bar, CLE Committee
  • Immigration Law Basics and Current Events
  • 2017
  • Boy Scout Meeting
  • Civic Duties
  • 2017
  • Idaho State Bar, CLE Committee
  • Ethics: Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession
  • 2016
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • My Constitutional Rights
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
Endorse Joseph
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a brilliant and hardworking attorney. He has the unique ability to relate to all of his clients and explain complex issues in understandable terms. Joe is a great resource to our firm and assists all of our Spanish speaking clients."
General practice Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Other
"Joe's an excellent attorney who is smart, thorough, and easy to work with. He does terrific work and is very personable. I endorse Joe without any reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent attorney. He is committed to his clients and detailed in his work. I would recommend him to anyone!"
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a great attorney. He is very personable and works well with his clients. He has a good mind for legal issues and is a great advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Joe to anyone looking for an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Other
"Joe is intelligent, ethical, and hardworking. Give him a call and see how he call help you today!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe Ballstaedt is a great attorney who can provide sound advice in a variety of legal areas. I recommend him to anyone seeking a a strong advocate for their legal rights."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is dedicated, smart, and hard-working. He is always wiling to go the extra mile for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a smart attorney and a good person who takes a genuine interest in his clients and their case. His broad range of experience enables him to provide practical, grounded legal advice. This, combined with his ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, makes Joe particularly adept at representing the interests of Spanish-speaking clients."
Business Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a qualified and caring attorney. He timely attends to the legal needs of his clients. Anyone who works with Joe can see that he genuinely cares. That combination of care and expertise brings great success for Joe and his clients."
Real estate Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a great lawyer and an even better person. He is hardworking, honest, and intelligent. He is exactly the type of person that you want handling your legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had many interactions with Joseph while practicing as an attorney in Eastern Idaho. In my experience, Joseph has a sharp legal mind, but never lost sign of big picture issues. I was always impressed with his ability to take apart complex issues and simplify the solution. I know Joseph would do an excellent job for any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a thoughtful and thorough professional. I've known Joseph for six years and have always been impressed with his keen insights and awareness, and his attention to detail. He's a great listener and thinker, and truly one of the best legal minds I've had the pleasure to know. He's also very approachable and down-to-earth, friendly, and easy to work with. I offer my whole-hearted endorsement, knowing that if you choose to work with Joseph, you'll be very pleased with your experience."
Business Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my opinion that two of the most important qualities you can look for in an attorney are that the attorney has good ethical standards and technical ability. From my experiences with Joseph, I have found him to have both. On top of that Joseph is also friendly, caring and not too serious. You would enjoy working with him."
Real estate Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent attorney. He is thorough and knowledgable. He also speaks spanish. I would recommend him in a heartbeat."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is a dedicated attorney that will go above and beyond the call of duty in representing his clients interest. I endorse this lawyer."
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