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Steven Kent Burton

Steven Kent Burton

Intermountain Legal, P.C.
  • Domestic Violence, Criminal Law
  • Utah
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Steve is one of the premier defense attorneys in the State. He started his career as a prosecutor. During this time, he gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, Drug Courts, DUI Courts, and other criminal court programs and procedures. Steve has spent over 6,000 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. Recently, he completed his term as the President of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Because of his expertise, he has been asked to train other attorneys on domestic violence defense, DOPL defense, and criminal legislative affairs. He has had broad success in front of many city, county, and district judges in the state.

During his career, Steve has built up a reputation as a skilled and trusted attorney. Because he believes in treating his clients with respect, he will take time to listen to and understand your concerns and will give honest answers and straightforward advice. He is also known for using his knowledge gained as a prosecutor to find unique solutions that match his clients’ unique needs and situations.

In addition to criminal prosecution and defense, Steve served as a part-time "pro temp" judge in North Salt Lake for five years. As a defense attorney, he uses his unique experience in the courtroom to find the best solutions for his clients. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the State Attorney General’s Office, Utah Governor’s Office under Governor Huntsman, and in the Office of Congressman Chris Cannon in Washington D.C. Additionally, he traveled to Rome, Italy to briefly work for the world’s largest law firm Baker & McKenzie. Currently, Steve practices in Utah and focuses exclusively on criminal defense with an emphasis on violent crimes and domestic violence defense.

Brigham Young University
J.D. (2008) | Law
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Intermountain Legal, P.C.
- Current
Judge Pro-Temp
North Salt Lake Justice Court
Prosecuting Attorney
Miller Law Office
Articles & Publications
Notable Statutory Changes in Utah Criminal Law
Utah Journal of Criminal Law
Utah Defense Attorney Tip of the Week
In This Week
Speaking Engagements
Strategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases
Utah Associaction of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL)
Lawmaking: The Other Battleground for Criminal Defense Lawyers
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL)
How to Run a Successful and Ethical Criminal Defense Firm
Society Membership Meeting
Preparing for a Practice in Criminal Defense
The Culture of Law
Justice Court Reform
House Judiciary Interim Committee
HB 50 Utah Dating Violence Act
Utah Senate Judiciary Committee
Utah State Bar
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Attorneys
Pro Bono Honor Roll
Utah State Bar
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Tria Lawyers
AVVO rating
10 Best Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Legal Counsel
Professional Associations
UACDL Legislative Committee
- Current
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
- Current
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Utah State Bar
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
- Current
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney | Intermountain Legal
Contact & Map
Intermountain Legal
2159 S 700 E Ste 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Telephone: (801) 990-4200