Utah Trial Lawyers

Bugden & Isaacson, LLC, is a Utah law firm based in Salt Lake City. The firm is known for providing clients throughout the state of Utah with quality legal representation in criminal and administrative matters. Our experienced attorneys represent criminal defendants facing a range of charges, including drug crimes, DUIs, sex offenses, and white collar crimes. We also capably handle an array of administrative law matters, including Department of Child and Family Services and professional licensing cases.

At Bugden & Isaacson, our trial lawyers are known for taking on - and winning - tough, high-profile cases. We have a reputation among local judges and prosecutors for consistently demonstrating high-quality trial preparation and aggressive courtroom advocacy.

In his over four decades of experience practicing law, partner Walter F. Bugden, Jr. has tried over 220 jury trials. In recognition of his work, national directory of attorneys Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its coveted AV Preeminent rating, indicating preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. Partner Tara L. Isaacson has been a criminal law attorney for over 24 years, obtaining acquittals in 31  jury trials, and has argued cases before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals.  Both attorneys are fellows with the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Bugden & Isaacson is ranked in the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 firm for Criminal Defense in both general and white-collar practice. These rankings feature law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers.

We believe that communicating effectively with our clients is critical to the success of every case we take on, and we provide clear and accurate information at each step in the legal process. Our attorneys will work closely with you throughout the duration of your representation, responding promptly to all client inquiries and fully preparing you for every hearing. To learn more about our services, or to speak with an experienced trial lawyer about your case, call Bugden & Isaacson, LLC today at (801) 467-1700.

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  • Salt Lake City Office

    Address

    445 East 200 South
    Suite 150
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Because of the high quality service and professionalism, I continue to refer Tara and the team. They also continue to provide me and others with true professionals in other areas of practice. Hands down the best.

    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Exceptional outcome... I was referred to Tara when I ran into some legal issues. Tara and her team were able to work with the county prosecutors office. They kept me informed through the whole process. They were honest with the outcome righ...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Retaining Tara as my defense attorney was the best decision I could have made. Tara could not have been more helpful during an incredibly hard time with the added stressors of Covid-19. She was responsive and transparent, keeping me thoroug...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    Retaining Tara as my defense attorney was the best decision I could have made. Tara could not have been more helpful during an incredibly hard time with the added stressors of Covid-19. She was responsive and transparent, keeping me thoroug...
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    — Client

  • 5.0/5.0

    I hired Tara and upon our first meeting, the ball was rolling. They contacted the City Prosecutor (where the charges were filed) and were able to work out a deal quickly and to our satisfaction. Documents were all correct and filed promptly...
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    — Client