Attorney Profile

Clayton A. Simms

Clayton Simms

Clayton Simms, LLC
341 South Main, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Salt Lake City

Utah (UT)

Contact Contact Clayton A. Simms
T: 801-359-0404
F: 801-534-1948

Visit: www.claytonsimms.com
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (100%)

Criminal Defense


Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014

About Clayton Simms

Admitted: 1998, Utah

Professional Webpage: www.claytonsimms.com/about-utah-criminal-defense-attorneys/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 10 Criminal Attorneys in Utah, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2008
  • Lawyer of the Year, Utah Minority Bar Association, 2008
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2007
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2006
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2005
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2004
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite in Criminal Law, 2012
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite In Criminal Law, 2011
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite in Criminal Law, 2010
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite in Criminal Law, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Utah Trial Lawyers
  • Utah Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism, 2004-2008
  • David K. Watkiss, Inn of Courts, 2003-Present
  • Member, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999-Present
  • Member, New Lawyer CLE Committee, 1999-2003
  • President, Utah Minority Bar Association, 2001-2002
  • Litigation Exec. Committee, Utah State Bar Association, 2002-2004
  • Ex-Officio Member, Utah State Bar Commission, 2002-2004
  • Voting Member, Utah Bail Bond Board, 2007-Present
  • Co-vice chair, Utah State Bar Criminal Law Section, 2004-2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Attorney Volunteer, Court Alternative Treatment Program, 1999 - 2003

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • State and Federal Criminal Law Sentencing, University of Utah, College of Law, Judicial Process, 2013
  • A Frank Discussion of Criminal Defense. A Lifestyle. A Calling. A Vocation., University of Utah, College of Law, 2013
  • State and Federal Criminal Law Sentencing, University of Utah, College of Law, Judicial Process, 2012
  • Ethics in Plea Bargaining, Presenter, Utah State Bar- Spring Convention In St. George, 2012
  • Utah Fall Forum, Immigration Issues and Criminal Defense., Panel Member, 2009
  • What Every Civil Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law.  Presented in New Orleans, Louisiana., Presenter, 2009
  • Guest Speaker, Law & Government Class/ Workplace Mentor Program, Salt Lake City Mayor's Office, 2005
  • Panelist, The Places You'll Go, Utah State Bar, 2005
  • Guest Speaker, Reality Town Career Day, Union Middle School, 2005
  • Guest Lecturer, Criminal Law and Illegal Searches & Seizures, BYU, J. Ruben Clark School of Law (Professor Margueritte Driessen), 2004
  • Forum Panelist, Freedom From Gun Violence, Salt Lake City Freedom Forum, 2004
  • Panelist, Brown v. Board of Education, With All Deliberate Speed, University of Utah, 2004
  • Brown v. Board of Education, 50 Years Later, Salt Lake City Library, 2004
  • Presenter, Racial Profiling, University of Utah, MECFIA Conference, 2003
  • Lecturer, Basics on Criminal Law, Utah State Bar New Lawyer CLE, 2003
  • Presenter, Open House: How to get into Law School, Brigham Young University J. Ruben Clark School of Law, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Fourth Amendment, Searches and Seizures, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • Presenter, Pledge for Racial and Ethnic Diversity for Utah's Legal Employers, Racial and Ethnic Task Force Committee, 2002
  • Presenter, I Fought the Law and I Won, DUI Defense, Utah State Bar New Lawyer CLE, 2001
  • State and Federal Criminal Law Sentencing, University of Utah, College of Law, Judicial Process

Educational Background:

  • University of Utah, College of Law,  Juris Doctor, 1997
  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1993
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