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Scott Newell Weight

Criminal defense Attorney at Provo, UT

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Scott

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I grew up in Orem.  I live in Salem.  I received my undergrad at BYU in construction management. I graduated law school at Utah.  I am Extremely conflicted when college football season starts. I enjoy my work and my clients.  

My consultations are free.  My fees are reasonable.  .



Esplin Weight
290 W Center St
Provo, UT, 84601-4419

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Posted by Darla | April 16, 2024
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Scott, Most Excellent Attorney
My first and only visit with Scott in his office along with his associate Chris, took the burden off of my shoulders as I was pro se initially. He gave me confidence and help along the way. In a very short time, he had the case against me dismissed. The petitioner's attorney was so convinced by Scott that his case was without merit. Therefore, the petitioner's attorney sent a motion to dismiss with prejudice, which means, that the petitioner cannot come back against me with the same issue. Scott always and quickly responded to questions that I had via email or the phone. He was so helpful and when I needed to pursue what I wanted to do, he counseled us correctly and I was so at ease and at peace with his counsel. We have nothing but good things to say about him including Christ and Becky.
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Posted by Joseph | June 8, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
I wish I could fully convey my thoughts about Scott. Scott took on my case midway through the process when my previous attorney quit my divorce. I found myself in a really bad spot having to find a new attorney that was willing to go to trial with a judge that was not in my favor, and against my ex’s attorney who was free. Scott had good graces knowing that I came from an attorney that honestly loathed him, and he took up my banner in the middle of his heavy case load. I cannot tell you how indebted to him and his team for making the impossible possible. By the time my trial came my case had been completely revamped. His partner Mckail worked diligently on my exhibits for my case and spent the time to really prepare all my witnesses before trial. We walked in to court with a better case than I had in the last year, and Scott’s acumen in the trial was shrewd and well informed. His arguments consistently met with the approval of the judge, and he deftly handled my ex’s attorney when they tried to sneak in testimony that was underhanded. In the end I got what I fought for two years for, my kids and the equal right to be involved in their lives. My children and I are the direct benefactors of Scott’s skills and help. I absolutely give my recommendation to Scott as an attorney worth working with.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 13, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Scott helped me out at the hardest time of my life. He went above and beyond and I felt confident and at ease the entire time. Charges were honest and reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Beatriz | April 13, 2020
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The best there is!
Scott Weight is a phenomenal attorney at Esplin & Weight! I first came to him years ago for a divorce. Every experience I've had with him has always been a positive one. He's very knowledgeable and very professional. He's always taken the time to meet with me, listen to the details of my case and has offered helpful instructions to help me navigate through it all. I will definitely think of him first any time I may need counsel and I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a great attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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Top Notch!
I met Scott Weight when a friend had criminal and family legal issues. I found him highly professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable. So, when my son needed help with divorce and criminal charges we hired Scott and experienced the same quality treatment my friend had received. Because my son was also a disabled veteran Scott brought in another member of his firm, Laura Cabanilla with military experience which showed wisdom and humility on Scotts part. Laura was every bit as high caliber as Scott.
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Posted by David | February 1, 2018
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The Best out of 4
After 10 years, 4 Attorneys and many legal battles Scott Weight settled an ongoing dispute with my former. He knew how to work with a Judge driven case where previous orders were made by a Commissioner and Special Master. It was a tough case - no dought about it. I was a little unsure after working with other Attorneys on the QDRO but he talked about it with me and the opposing Attorneys and Petitioner to get things settled. Also, I had given-up on a portion of the settlement but with his further review and argument the Court sided in our favor. If you are thinking about a complex situation or starting-out talk with him. You may be surprised in a good way. Don't give-up if you feel you still have rights.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)


  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott Weight is hard working, bright and never, ever gives up. I would want him on my team. He is one of the best young attorneys out there."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a bulldog in court and with his cases. I often refer him family law and DCFS cases. He is fairly priced and is not afraid to take cases to trial."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable on changes in the law and statutes. He is not afraid to go to trial if the case warrants it and has plenty of trial experience. He is a very good advocate for his clients and will not be pushed around by other attorneys."

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Provo Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Newell Weight
Scott Newell Weight
Criminal defense Attorney
Provo, UT
Licensed for 12 years