Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client’s rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case.
Prior to attending law school in Texas, Justin worked in several drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities where he observed the severe consequences of being convicted of a criminal offense. Then, before being admitted to practice law in Utah, Justin was a mediator in Texas. He mediated a variety of cases including theft, family disputes, juvenile law, landlord/tenant, and contract. Justin uses his experience as a mediator to give him an advantage when he negotiates with prosecutors. His background with the mediation process has also taught Justin to generate creative solutions for his clients.
Justin’s law school training included working in a city prosecutor’s office. He assisted prosecutors in Taylorsville, Holladay, Herriman, Cottonwood Heights, and Riverton on cases such as DUI, domestic violence, theft, drug charges, and other misdemeanors. Since venturing into criminal defense Justin has worked on a First Degree Murder case, as well as numerous DUI’s, domestic violence, theft, drug possession, drug distribution cases, and other various charges.
Bar Section Memberships
- Salt Lake County Bar
- Criminal Law Bar
- Juvenile Law Bar
- Central Utah Bar
- Davis County Bar
- Park City Bar
Justin received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law. During law school Justin served as Executive Comment Editor on the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal and competed in Moot Court and Negotiation competitions.
Justin Pratt, Comment, The Inequitable Situation: A Look at the Bankruptcy Homestead Exemption After Five Years of Judicial Interpretation, 3 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. 97 (2010).