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Clayton Simms

Clayton Simms

Utah Criminal Defense Attorney, Clayton Simms
341 South Main, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney, Clayton Simms

Salt Lake City

Utah (UT)

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

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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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