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Craig L. Pankratz

Craig L. Pankratz

Superior representation for less. Fees based on your ability to pay.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce...
  • Utah
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Summary

Growing up on a farm in Erda, Utah taught me the value of hard work, tenacity, and integrity. These attributes have shaped my life. In high school, although I was undersized, I captained my football team's offensive and defensive lines and garnered all region and all state honors. I also dedicated myself to my studies, graduating second in my high school class, earning full tuition academic scholarships, and receiving Magna Cum Laude honors at BYU and Baylor Law School. My work ethic, tenacity, and integrity continue to motivate me as an attorney. I have tried twenty-three jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, including trials for DUI, assault and battery, property damage and destruction, trespass, dog bites, and traffic accidents. In addition to my trial experience, I represent clients before Utah's appellate courts and the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and have authored or co-authored many appellate briefs.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    At Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC, we strongly believe that everyone should have access to exceptional legal representation. So, we base our fees on our clients' ability to pay by considering gross household income and household size.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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10th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
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Junior Partner
Christensen Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
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Associate
Christensen Thornton, PLLC
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Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney
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City Prosecutor
City of South Salt Lake
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Law Clerk/Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney
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Education
Baylor Law School
Juris Doctorate (2008) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: • Graduated Seventh in My Class • Full-tuition Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship • Dean’s List • Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review • Associate Editor, Baylor Law Review • Order of Barristers • Fifth Best Advocate in Baylor Law School, Spring 2006 Moot Court Competition
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Brigham Young University
B.A. (2004) | History
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: • Full-tuition, University Scholarship • Member of Phi Alpha Theta • Member of the Golden Key International Honors Society • Member of the National Scholars Honor Society
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 12194
Member
Current
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Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section
- Current
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Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Non-suggestive Identification
Salt Lake County District Attorney
Speaking Engagements
The Applicability of Utah's Medical Malpractice Non-economic Damages Cap to Wrongful Death Actions, Smith v. USA, Case 20131030, Oral Argument, Utah Supreme Court Courtroom
Utah Supreme Court
http://www.utcourts.gov/audio/supreme_audio/2014/12/CFTR%20TempSmith%20v%20USA%2020131030_5262.mp3
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. I have taken care of my husband he has just been released to go back to work he has over come cancer and now he wants
A: Whether you are entitled to anything depends on the circumstances surrounding your marriage. Generally, property is split as equally as is possible. Alimony is available in Utah depending on your standard of living during marriage, your ability to earn enough to live at that same standard of living, and your husband's ability to pay.
Q. For someone to be caught shoplifting do they have to catch them before they leave the store
A: No. It is not necessary to catch the person before they leave the store.
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Contact & Map
Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
44-B S. Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074
USA
Telephone: (435) 277-0029
Fax: (801) 999-7556
Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
75 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Midvale, UT 84047
USA