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Craig L. Pankratz

Craig L. Pankratz

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  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce ...
  • Utah
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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.

Baylor Law School
Juris Doctorate (2008) | Law
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
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 Experience
Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
- Current
Junior Partner
Christensen Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
Christensen Thornton, PLLC
Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney
City Prosecutor
City of South Salt Lake
Law Clerk/Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney
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
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 12194
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Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section
- Current
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Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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  • 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.
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Juvenile Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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
Telephone: (435) 277-0029
Fax: (801) 999-7556
Corbett & Pankratz, PLLC
75 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Midvale, UT 84047