Utah Criminal Defense

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Jake Gunter is an owner at Howard Lewis & Petersen since 2015. He has been practicing law since 2004 and been at HLP since late 2008.

His law practice focuses completely on trial and jury work in personal injury and criminal defense. His law firm of Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC is a full service law firm since 1950. When you need the services of an attorney, it is reassuring to know you have some place to turn. At the Provo law firm of Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C., we can take care of all your legal needs. We are a full service law firm, equipped to handle everything from simple divorces to complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases.


Founded in 1950 by Jackson B. Howard, we are the oldest and most experienced law firm in Utah County. In 1973, we became Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C., and since then have expanded into the premier firm that we are today. Our commitment to justice and bettering the lives of our clients is as much a part of our mission today as it was when our founder first offered services to a growing community. Our attorneys have a number of years of experience and have spent countless hours in negotiation, mediation, and litigation, thereby bringing to you a level of experience unmatched by any other law firm in the area.

When you contact Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C., you get an entire team of experienced professionals ready to assist you in finding a solution to your legal issues. As of 2020, we have attorneys and staff that have been with us for 40 years plus, 30 years, 20 years and many over 10 years.



Any firm can take on a simple divorce or real estate closing. Our lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and resources to handle a broad range of complex litigation cases ensuring your legal rights are protected. Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C., is truly a full service law firm with specialized attorneys that can take care of all your legal needs.

Our attorneys handle divorces, criminal defense, personal injury, car accidents, dog bites, slip & falls, legal malpractice, estate planning, estate administration, real property disputes, easements, guardianship and more.

Call to today to speak with an attorney (801) 373-6345.


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