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Catherine R. Cleveland

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My name is Catherine Cleveland and I am a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney, a former judge and a mother of two. Practicing criminal law is more than just a job, it is my passion. It has always been part of my DNA to help others who lack the voice or resources to defend themselves. For more than half my life, I have dedicated myself to helping those accused of committing crimes overcome their charges and get their lives back on track.

Over the years, I have successfully represented many clients who have had their rights violated by the police and law enforcement officials. I know about the pain, humiliation and fear that comes with facing criminal charges. That is why I utilize an aggressive, comprehensive and compassionate approach to ensure each client receives the highest level of legal representation and counsel. As a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney my primary focus is to protect the rights of each client and to look out for their best interests. I have successfully represented people of all ages and walks of life.

Attorney Catherine R. Cleveland, located in Salt Lake City, Utah has been practicing law for over 20 years. She provides criminal defense for crimes such as shoplifting, burglary, theft, DUI and ancillary matters such as Department of Motor Vehicle’s proceedings, and asset forfeitures in state court.

Services include: Consultation, pre-filing matters, pre-trial, and post-trial proceedings like appeals in Utah State Courts and Federal Courts.


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  • Expertise - Best Criminal Defense 2020
    Expertise - Best Criminal Defense 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers
  • Defending Liberty
    Defending Liberty
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
    BBB A+ Rating

Clients Are My Priority

Read Their Stories
  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

    - Former Client
  • “Catherine took her time, did extensive research and got me the best deal known! We all were excited when she told me what plea the D.A. offered after she talked him down. Catherine is very professional, kind hearted yet aggressive when need be. She truly i”

    - Former Client

Always Advocating in Your Best Interest

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