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Michael Branum

General practice Attorney at Saint George, UT

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Mike Branum

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  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 4 years
    Utah - UT 5 years
    Arizona - AZ 5 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. General practice
    40%
    "General Practice" includes, in my case includes various civil matters and wills & trusts but a large focus of my practice is assisting veterans with benefits claims before the VA.

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

  3. Child custody
    5%

  4. Child support
    5%

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

  7. Family
    5%

  8. Uncontested divorce
    5%

IF YOU ARE HAVING A “LEGAL EMERGENCY,” GIVE ME A CALL. I WILL ASSIST YOU IN GETTING BACK TO NORMAL.

After spending most of my adult life running into burning buildings or keeping people alive in the back of ambulances, I went to law school. I have lived and worked in North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, and now I have settled into the beautiful red rock surroundings of southwest Utah - Utah's "Dixie."

With over fifteen years of nursing experience on top of my career in emergency medicine, I have the background to understand the medical aspects of personal injury cases and to assist veterans in making compelling cases for the grant of benefits they deserve.

I am licensed in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. I practice in Mohave County in Arizona, Clark County (uncontested divorces) in Nevada, and the courts of southern Utah. I focus primarily on criminal and family law cases and assisting disabled veterans with their battle for benefits with the VA. I will consult on other civil matters and provide referrals if I do not believe I am the right attorney for your case. I cannot take criminal defense cases in Nevada because I am a part-time prosecutor for the City of Mesquite.

If you are having a "legal emergency," give me a call. I will assist you in getting back to normal.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020
Client's Choice
2021 2020
Top Contributor 2020
Top Contributor
2020

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Location

Gallian Welker & Associates
965 East 700 South
Suite #305
Saint George, UT, 84790
Gallian Welker & Associates
540 East St. Louis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV, 89104
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Adrien | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Michael was our 2nd lawyer in a complex divorce case for my elderly mother who needed someone to represent her. Michael was excellent at working with me (daughter) and my brother in-law. The case was resolved quickly with his aid which we were very grateful for (we anticipated this taking months to years). Thank you Michael! I know this was not a standard situation and you represented us well.
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Posted by Wesley | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our 1st Lawyer Experience will be hard to beat
If I could give Michael Branum 10 stars I would. My wife and I came to his firm with a very complicated case which involved obscure case law and very little case history. We had previously tried to represent ourselves in our own case and the judge had ruled against us. Our case involved requesting the State of Utah to affirm our marriage of almost 20 years which was performed outside the United States (we were residents of Utah at the time). The recognition of our marriage of almost 20 years was very important to us because we were trying to adopt 3 children at the time and laws of our current state mandate that adoptive parents must be legally married. The stakes were very high in our case. We were also in a difficult financial position which left us with few options. Michael met with us for a low consulting fee and gave us his honest opinion that he wanted to research a little before confirming he was able to represent us. This surprised us because we thought most lawyers just made promises and tried to get as many clients as possible. Michael carefully researched our situation and got back with us soon after he completed it. He told us he was confident he could represent us and present an excellent case to the judge. We were also very surprised with his retainer fee which was very affordable and reasonable! Hope was restored! Michael filed a motion for the judge to review our case once more. It is highly uncommon for a judge to be willing to take a second look at a case which they have already struck down. However, Michael's carefully researched and complied paperwork persuaded the judge to re-examine the case. We were overjoyed when Michael wrote to tell us that the judge had ruled in our favor and provided us with the court ordered recognition of our marriage. He included a touching personal note which stated how happy he was for our family. How can I overstate how much this has meant to my wife and I. Thank you Mike Branum, from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication, hard work, kindness and professionalism. We will always be grateful. Wesley and Laura
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Posted by NG | July 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Nice footwork Counselor
I was fortunate enough to find Michael Branum when facing one of the most stressful situations I have ever had to encounter. He has been so solid in his communications and guiding me with his wise and helpful advice while navigating through the multitude of systems needed to sort out this mess created by my lack of good judgement. His expertise with our legal system brought about a most favorable settlement compared to what I was faced with without his knowledge and skillful help. In my opinion he is a rare find indeed in this profession. In gratitude NG.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent to work with
After meeting with Mike I was confident he would be focused on my best interests. His counsel and knowledge of the law and justice system prepared me well for my day in court. I am completely satisfied with Mike's work and the courts ruling.
Posted by James and Anthony | November 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mike was personable, skillful, and met our needs very well. With his skillful questioning he brought out the facts the judge needed to make her decision. Thank you, Mike, for all you have done!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fierce to the end
Mr. Branum is extremely knowledgeable and is fierce when defending his clients. He is committed to fighting hard for his client. He has great communication skills, is always honest, clear, and concise. He is a straight shooter. I highly recommend Mr. Branum.
Posted by john | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a man of his word
Wow a really honest attorney. Does exactly what he says. Willing to work for the client.
Posted by Dave | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Named cleared
I had false criminal complaints filed against me at the County Attorney's office. Mike assisted in defending against these claims by helping me organize my documents and helping me write a affidavit. Mike took care of summitting my documents to the County. I never even had to meet with the County. Mike worked fast and efficiently and clear my name.
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Posted by Zak | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st class, professionally and personally!
Found myself in a very unexpected and unjustified situation with an overzealous law enforcement officer. Having never dealt with a situation like this, I was fortunate to find Michael while searching for guidance. He demonstrated genuine empathy at our initial consultation in addition to reassuring me that he possessed the ability to help us resolve a matter that should not have existed in the first place. He delivered! The matter was dismissed as expediently as the system allows, which is to say slower than I would have liked, but Michael moved things along as quickly as possible. In every regard he was wonderful to work with and I consider him a trusted resource that I would use and recommend. Michael possesses a genuine decency not easily found in any industry let alone this one. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by Donna | January 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
It was a pleasure to work with Michael Branum on my family trust. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. I would highly recommend him as someone to be trustworthy and very professional.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Michael helped me with a no contact order and was able to arrange getting my belongings back as well. I’ve used another attorney in their office and was referred to Michael by him. He was so kind, he understood how sensitive the situation surrounding the need for a no contact order was and was so helpful. He was able to get my things, get the order in place and did it quickly and efficiently. It was so nice to have someone deal with these matters for me and take the stress off of myself. I would highly recommend him or any other attorney in their office as well.
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Posted by Kenny | June 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great expert in your corner!
Mike was always available when I needed him, he kept me well informed, he was outstanding in fighting an erroneous TPO, his hourly rate was very reasonable. Mike left me feeling confident every time we spoke; I live 300 miles away, but that was never a problem. He did what he said he’d do, when he said he’d do it, what more do you need? I’d hire him again in a second. Outstanding attorney!
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Posted by Marla | April 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I was so pleased with the work he did for me.
I presented a situation that had a few unusual twists and turns. Not only did Mr. Branum work through them, he did a good deal of behind the scenes work to dig for answers to the situation to be sure we navigated those twists and turns optimally. He is helpful, personable, and diligent. I was very pleased with the work he did for me.
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Posted by Larry | March 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
My experience, having Mr. Branum help me with a legal matter was excellent. He kept me informed regarding each issue and situation that arose. Each response was clear and concise. I was never left not knowing what was being done. I would not hesitate to use him again. Thank you, Michael, for your work in my behalf.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I reached out to Mr.Branum twice now and both times was glad I only had to call him. Very professional, gets the job done and also touches base with you to make sure everything was handled and makes it simple. Good guy.
Posted by Connie | December 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Happy customer
I was very happy with the service I was provided. He was friendly, well spoken and talked to me in a manner I could understand. I would recommend him highly!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 280-325 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Gallian Welker & Associates
  • 2018 - Present

Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2018
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MPA
  • 2005

Associations

  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Dixie Sunrise Rotary
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Winner
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2022
  • Silver Winner
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2021
  • Gold Winner
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2020
  • Service Award
  • Southern Utah Bar Association
  • 2020
  • Gold Winner
  • Best of Southern Utah
  • 2019
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Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
General practice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Michael Branum provides top-notch legal services, reasonable pricing, and excellent legal knowledge. His friendly and approachable demeanor puts lawyers and clients alike instantly at ease. I highly recommend this Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great client reviews which is tantamount to getting good service."
General practice
Personal injury
Personal injury