Mike Branum

Mike Branum

Gallian Welker & Associates
  • Criminal Law, Family Law
  • Arizona, Nevada, Utah
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Biography

After spending most of my adult life running into burning buildings or keeping people alive in the back of ambulances, I went to law school. I have lived and worked in North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, and now I have settled into the beautiful red rock surroundings of southwest Utah - Utah's "Dixie."

With over fifteen years of nursing experience on top of my career in emergency medicine, I have the background to understand the medical aspects of personal injury cases and to assist veterans in making compelling cases for the grant of benefits they deserve.

I am licensed in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. I practice in Mohave County in Arizona, Clark County (primarily Mesquite Justice and Municipal Courts) in Nevada, and the courts of southern Utah. I focus primarily on criminal and family law cases and assisting disabled veterans with their battle for benefits with the VA. I will consult on other civil matters and provide referrals if I do not believe I am the right attorney for your case.

If you are having a "legal emergency," give me a call. I will assist you in getting back to normal.

Education
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
J.D. (2018)
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Honors: Pro Bono Honors
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Masters in Public Administration (2005)
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Excelsior College
Associates Degree in Nursing (2003)
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North Carolina State University
B.S. (1991) | Biological Sciences
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Professional Experience
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Gallian Welker & Associates
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar
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Southern Utah Bar Association
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State Bar of Nevada
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Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Nevada Justice Association
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State Bar of Arizona
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Utah Association for Justice
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American Inns of Court
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Clark County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 34464
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Nevada
State Bar of Nevada
ID Number: 15018
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Utah
Utah State Bar
ID Number: 17003
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Veterans Disability Benefits
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I just left Arizona with my three kids to escape my abusive ex and go back to our home in Ohio with all of our family
A: You need to obtain qualified family law counsel in Ohio and file for emergency jurisdiction under the UCCJEA (ask your lawyer). The sooner you can do this, the better.
Q. If a family court temporary order was set for the dismissal calendar on Feb 21st 2024. Is it dismissed? Do I need a ordr
A: Since you are asking the question on Justia, I will presume that you do not have counsel yourself (if you do, you should really be talking to your attorney!). You should contact the Court to determine if the Court dismissed the temporary orders and, if they did, request a copy of the Order dismissing the temporary orders.
Q. Does the minor have to file an emancipation petition in person? Or can a guardian receive it and fill it out at home?
A: Someone can assist a minor with completing a Petition for Emancipation, but the minor must be the one signing the Petition in the presence of a Notary. If a minor is not capable of completing a Petition for Emancipation, I would have serious concerns about their capacity to be found entitled to emancipation by the Court. Being emancipated means the minor is able to take care of THEMSELVES. If the minor needs assistance in completing a Petition to ask the Court to find that they can care for themselves, they likely need to remain in a guardianship.

You may well need to discuss this case with a competent family law attorney to determine if what you are actually seeking is a termination of parental rights. Two VERY different legal propositions. ... Read More
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Gallian Welker & Beckstrom
965 E. 700 S.
Ste. 305
Saint George, UT 84790
Telephone: (435) 628-1682
Cell: (702) 613-8015
Fax: (435) 628-9561
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Cell phone voicemail and text message inquiries requiring an immediate response after hours will be handled as soon as possible.