Stephanie Ames

Stephanie Ames: Attorney with The Law Office of Stephanie Ames
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As a person facing the prospect of being accused of a crime, you will experience the most stressful and challenging battle of your life. I appreciate that. You need an experienced attorney who will stand up for you, build a strong defense and protect your Constitutional rights. I have fought for the underdog at trial and on appeal in state and federal courts throughout the United States in cases ranging from murder to bank fraud. I have over twenty years experience focusing primarily on criminal defense and litigation.

I strongly believe in the jury system and work hard to advocate on my client’s behalf. You need an experienced and zealous advocate to investigate, prepare, and present your case. I will work tirelessly within the bounds of the law and ethics to ensure that you receive the due process you deserve. I have tried over fifty criminal matters to jury and have obtained acquittals in a variety of matters from DUI to rape to felony theft. I give each and every client my personal attention and limit the number of cases I accept so that every client receives the care that he or she deserves.

Throughout my career, I have represented individuals and corporations under investigation for or charged with, among other charges, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, RICO, trademark counterfeiting, extortion, and embezzlement. I use my litigation skills to represent clients in civil and regulatory matters, including licensing and business disputes, often involving allegations of criminal conduct.

In addition to my trial court practice, I have successfully litigated appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for both the Ninth and Tenth Circuit.

I am admitted to practice in California and Utah.

I have been an instructor for the Utah State Bar Continuing Legal Education and the Utah Police Officer Standards and Training. I have been an advisor for the University of Utah Law School Mock Trial Team and guest instructor for the University of Utah Law School Clinical Program.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug/Controlled Substance Charges
  • Criminal Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-284-9811  Phone
(310) 881-1289  Fax
University Attended:
University of Utah, B.A.H., 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1993, Utah; 1998, California
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Birth Information:
Salt Lake City, Utah, September 21, 1968

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Los Angeles, California

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