Russ Pietryga got his first introduction to criminal defense in 1995 while attended undergraduate studies at Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Pietryga knew that becoming a lawyer, specializing in criminal defense, was what he intended to do. In preparation for a career in criminal defense, Mr. Pietryga studied public law and government.
Michelle received her Juris Doctorate from the Suffolk University College of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Michelle was her class representative to the Student Bar Association as well as a board member of the National Lawyers Guild. She was a member of the American Bar Association Negotiation team at Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law while taking classes there as a visiting student.
Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Michelle spent almost eight years prosecuting criminal cases for the largest municipality in the State of Utah.
Michelle was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 2006 and is licensed to practice before all Utah State and Federal courts.
Philip Wormdahl is a passionate defense attorney who focuses his practice on the defense of those accused of DUI. Phil believes that all people accused of crimes are entitled to an aggressive defense and are innocent until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prior to becoming a defense attorney, Phil spent time working as an intern at the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office. This experience gave him a behind-the-scenes look at how prosecutors approach cases and how they prepare for trial. Phil uses this unique perspective to his client's advantage.
Jason earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Utah. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Jason and Steve formed the private practice of Schatz & Anderson, focusing on criminal and DUI defense. Since entering private practice, Jason has continued to study DUI defense, having completed both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Student Course as well as the NHTSA SFST Instructor Course. Jason has also attended an Intoxilyzer Operator’s course and an Intoxilyzer Technician’s course to learn more about breath testing. He has also attended the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course that officers take. Jason is a proud member of the Ut
Steve Anderson is a Utah criminal defense attorney who received his BA in Criminal Justice from Weber State University in 1996 and his JD from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, in 1999. Steve has been in private law practice for over a decade, and his practice focuses entirely on Utah criminal defense and DUI defense. In the past ten years, he has successfully handled over 1000 criminal defense and DUI cases—from simple misdemeanors such as drug possession and domestic violence to serious felonies.
The Attorneys at Sharifi & Baron have handled hundreds of cases and won victories for our clients throughout the legal spectrum. Many of our attorneys are former prosecutors or have worked in government or private practice, giving us the edge to win for our clients.
Jonathan Jemming practices criminal law exclusively in the State of Utah. Jonathan will represent you regardless of what Utah city you live in. Call 801.755.3903 for a free consultation. Jonathan G. Jemming is an experienced criminal defense, environmental and human rights attorney whose practice focuses on non-violent and violent criminal defense, and environmental matters. Prior to entering solo-practice, Jonathan served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Utah and as Assistant Borough Attorney for the North Slope Borough in Barrow, Alaska. Jonathan has represented individual clients at every stage of the civil and criminal process, including trials, evidentiary hearings, pre-charge negotiations, as witnesses testifying,
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