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Christopher J. Salcido

Christopher J. Salcido

Salcido Law Firm PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce...
  • Utah
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Voted by his colleagues to the Super Lawyer list in Utah, Christopher J. Salcido is one of the best Utah Divorce Attorneys and Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers in practice. Chris has a reputation of out of the box thinking and brings a vast experience to the table in divorce and family law matters such as custody disputes, alimony issues, child support, paternity, and more. Chris is also well known for his methods of aggressive criminal defense. In criminal defense matters, Chris represents people all over the state of Utah facing such charges as DUI, drug possession, assault, theft, felonies, etc. Many clients are referred to Chris when they are facing multiple issues overlapping the family law and criminal areas. For instance, Chris is especially known for helping those facing a divorce, protective order, and domestic violence allegation. He works to get all pending legal matters resolved and is equally committed to his clients matters whether they are the accused or the accuser. Over the years, Chris has helped many families in Utah facing divorce and family law matters. He understands a divorce will be one of the most trying times in a person’s life and is committed to seeing his clients through the process with compassion. Chris’s reputation in this area includes being an effective advocate in mediation. Most his divorce and family cases settle out of court to his client’s benefit, saving them time and money in the process. Where necessary, Chris can take you divorce the distance to trial, he is a skilled litigator. It is important to Chris that all people charged with crimes are protected from constitutional violations and state over reach. To this end, Chris’s reputation as a Super Lawyer in criminal defense is known. He doesn’t lack confidence in his ability to fight in court, to ensure the defendants he represents get their best possible outcomes.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Salcido Law Firm PLLC
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SLF was established with the intent to provide legal services to protect individuals and families and their businesses. Whether it is ensuring that you are made whole after a life changing accident, defending your rights against the strong arm of the state, or adding value to the business you have built, we will protect you.
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Utah Valley University
B.A. | History & Political Science
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Super Lawyer Rising Start
Super Lawyers
Top rate attorney in Utah. Super Lawyers list in Utah.
Merit Scholorship
S.J. Quinney College of Law
Recipient of Merit Scholorship award.
Army Commendation and Decorated Veteran
Utah Army National Guard
Decorated Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.
Professional Associations
Eagel Gate College
Advisory Board Member - Paralegal Studies
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Eagle Gate College/Provo College
Adjunct Professor
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Utah State Bar
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Salt Lake County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Utah Association for Justice
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ABA Section of Business Law
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Central Utah Bar Association
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Brigham Young University
Legal Seminar Presenter
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Activities: Provide legal seminars on solo and small firm practice, law firm management, legal technology, and other topics.
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Articles & Publications
Salcido Law Firm
Speaking Engagements
Starting Out Solo, BYU Solo Seminar, Provo Utah
Brigham Young University
Seminar on starting a law practice. Presented to law school students and attorneys.
Utah State Bar
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. I ended up getting him drugs thinking that he was an old associate of mine but he was really an undercover cop that got
A: Sorry you didn't provide enough information to give a meaningful review of your case. I would suggest calling speaking with a criminal defense attorney.
Q. How do I prove my husband's innocence with a gun charge? His brother and I are an eye witnesses to his innocence.
A: To answer your question properly would require a more detailed conversation then what can probably be responded to here. You should speak with a criminal defense lawyer asap.
Q. My wife has been hitting me.this time a physically restrained her and had my daughter call 911 when police arrived she
A: You need to call and speak to a criminal defense attorney asap about the details. Most of us provide free consultations right over the phone.
Q. Divorcing after 23 years. Wife makes $4100 gross I make $7400 gross. What to expect for alimony?
A: The primary factors for alimony are as follows: length of marriage, your ability to pay, your spouse's need. Feel free to contact me to discuss details.
Q. If my daughters dad took my daughter and won't give her back.
A: No. You don't have any court orders yet. You need to get into court asap.
Q. Does she have legal recourse if I don't pay?
A: The answer is likely yes but we would need to review the terms of your decree to be sure of what your responsibilities are here. You may want to take the issue to the judge since it sounds like your decree favors personal child care over surrogate and it seems absurd she would choose day care at this cost as opposed to what you proposed.
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Contact & Map
Salcido Law Firm - Sandy
43 W 9000 S
Sandy, UT 84070
Telephone: (801) 413-1753
Fax: (801) 618-1380
Salcido Law Firm - Salt Lake City
825 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Telephone: (801) 618-1333
Salcido Law Firm - Provo
2545 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT 84604
Telephone: (801) 800-8246
Salcido Law Firm - Ogden
2485 Grant Ave.
Ogden, UT 84401
Telephone: (801) 823-1200
Salcido Law Firm - St. George
640 E 700 S
St. George, UT 84770
Telephone: (435) 215-1101