Utah Criminal Defense

20 years

of trial experience

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How to pick a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney. What to look for and what questions to ask.

Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer Jake Gunter is passionate about representing people accused of crimes. The Constitution demands it.

Jake Gunter, a partner at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC, has been practicing law nearly 20 years. His entire career has been primarily representing people accused of crimes and personal injury car accident victims.

His entire practice has always been trial work, conducting 30 jury trials as the lead or second chair trial lawyer. He has tried over 200 plus bench or evidentiary hearings and over 3,000 plus court appearances.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, actual trial experience is critical.

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Hiring The Right Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Can Make The Difference

  • 20 years of Trials And Courtroom Experience
  • Outstanding Reputation
  • 3,000 Court Appearances

Don't hire an inexperienced attorney who doesn't focus on criminal defense.

Don't hire a generalist who occasionally does a DUI or domestic violence case when his divorces are slow. Hire a proven trial lawyer. Jake Gunter.

Reputation Matters

“Attny Gunter was extremely wonderful to work with. He was quick, professional, easy to contact, great with checking in and following up, courteous, and likeable. He made sure I was taken care of even when I ended up moving across the country mid case. I would absolutely recommend him.”


“Jacob and his team were incredible to work with! He and his associates achieved the exact outcome I was hoping for without my physical presence ever being necessary (definitely an asset to me in that I was out of state for the duration of my case). Excellent experience from start to finish! A BIG “Thank You!” to Jacob and his team!!!”


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Having represented people for nearly 20 years accused of crimes, I know that when you are accused of a crime, it is serious business.

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Is the lawyer you are about to call have 20 plus jury trials? Experience matters in criminal defense. Contact Jake today!

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