We help people keep their lives on track, by getting them results.

Jack D.

"Josh was helpful and easy to get a hold of. He answered my emails and phone calls. He tried to deal with things quickly. I felt like he actually cared about what happened to me."

[Joshua S. Baron]

Founder

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Criminal Defense & Immigration 

We are Utah-based attorneys who get results. In the last 10 years, we've handled, and more importantly won, hundreds of cases. From criminal defense to immigration matters, we've seen and tackled it all. It's what we do. And what we'll do for you.

Criminal Defense

  • Gun Charges
  • Expungement
  • Federal Crimes
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Burglary / Robbery
  • Sex Crimes / Child Abuse
  • Homicide, Assault/Battery
  • Jail Release and Bail Issues
  • Probation/Parole Violations
  • Fraud / Forgery / Identity Theft

Immigration

  • BIA Appeals
  • Child Abuse Victims
  • Release from Detention
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Students / Interns / Trainees
  • Athletes / Entertainers / Artists
  • Deportation & Removal Defense
  • Green Cards / Permanent Resident Status
  • Work Permits (E.A.D.) / Labor Certifications
  • Lawsuits to Challenge Prolonged Detention
  • Circuit Court Appeals & Petitions For Review
  • Business Visas / Investor Visas / Employment Visas

About Joshua

At the age of 18, Joshua Baron graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in History from Cal Poly, Pomona summa cum laude. He then served an LDS mission in Viña del Mar, Chile where he learned to speak Spanish.


In 2007, Mr. Baron graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Public Law and Associate Editor of the Education Law Journal. After law school, Mr. Baron became a civil litigator in Park City where he defended multi-million dollar construction companies and real estate developers in commercial litigation.

Looking to develop more experience in trial, he left civil litigation for the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office in 2008 where he handled over 1500 criminal cases per year, including over thirty jury trials. In 2009, Mr. Baron founded Sharifi & Baron, PLLC with Mr. Yossof Sharifi. They have now served hundreds of clients in matters ranging from business litigation and immigration applications to custody disputes and first-degree felonies. Mr. Baron is licensed to practice law before federal and state courts in Utah.

Josh is an exceptional attorney, and expert in his field.

"Josh is an exceptional attorney, and expert in his field. His "bedside manner" is of such a high quality, that even the most practiced physician could learn a great deal from his example. Josh is candid, responsive, and pursues the best outcome for his clients doggedly. I could not possibly overstate his level of professionalism, and the services that he and his team provide are beyond reproach."

matt m.

I have referred a number of people to Josh Baron.

"I have referred a number of people to Josh Baron. Each of them has been very satisfied with his friendliness and professionalism. The people that I referred spoke very highly of his abilities. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of the particular area of law that he practices."

Brian b.

Josh was super helpful when it came to dealing with my DUI.

"Josh was super helpful when it came to dealing with my DUI. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. I talked to another lawyer, a family friend, before deciding to go with Josh. He was able to minimize my charges as best he could, answered all of my questions whenever I had them (he gave me his personal cell number), and was super nice about it throughout the whole process. Highly recommend."

Matthew S.

Experienced. Aggressive. Reliable.

We win cases. Anything from traffic tickets to serious felonies - and everything in between. Our attorneys are frequently featured in the media and teach continuing legal education courses to other attorneys. They've also been featured in prominent scholarly legal publications and are sought after spokesmen in the field of criminal and DUI defense. We know the Utah legal system well.

Experienced 

We've handled, and won, hundreds of cases. Many of our attorneys are former prosecutors or have worked in government or private practice. This gives us the edge for our clients.

Aggressive

From winning acquittals in major felonies, to beating the government in deportation cases, our attorneys have an impressive history of being able to achieve victories. 

Reliable

We strive to return phone calls and emails within 24 hours. If you have any questions, one of our attorneys is standing by to take your call. We are there for you. Always.

Meet The Firm

A Utah-based team with a global mindset. We offer consistent communication and dedicated service.

Joshua Baron

Criminal Defense Attorney

Mar Undag

Immigration Paralegal

Shawn Smith

Immigration Attorney

Laia Juni

Office Manager & Paralegal

Nia Portocarrero

Criminal Defense Paralegal

Results That Speak For Themselves

Ask any prospective attorney how many trials they have handled before hiring them. Many will answer that they have only handled a handful or none at all. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials - winning significant acquittals on sex cases, violent crimes, drug/alcohol cases, and even traffic cases.

Avvo rating

10.0 / 10.0

LAWYERS.COM RATING

4.9 / 5.0

GOOGLE RATING

4.7 / 5.0

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Trial Victories

Verdict

Client charged with forcible sexual abuse, a second degree felony, and a class A misdemeanor

Jury verdict: not guilty on all counts

Client charged with domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, and domestic violence in the presence of a child

Jury verdict: not guilty on all counts

Client charged with child abuse

Jury verdict: not guilty on all counts

Client charged with DUI

Dismissed on the day of jury trial

Drug Charges

Verdict

Felony possession of cocaine

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

Felony possession of heroin

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

Misdemeanor possession of marijuana

Case dismissed after probation period

Felony possession of methamphetamine

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

Second degree felony possession of LSD

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

Felony possession of marijuana

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

First degree felony possession of a controlled substance

Reduced to misdemeanor with no jail time

Felony possession of methamphetamine

Case dismissed after probation period

DUI Charges

Verdict

Felony DUI

Reduced to misdemeanor impaired driving

Felony DUI

Reduced to misdemeanor attempted impaired driving

Misdemeanor DUI

Case dismissed

Misdemeanor DUI

Reduced to reckless driving, client kept drivers license

Misdemeanor DUI

Case dismissed before first court appearance

Misdemeanor DUI

Charges reduced, client kept drivers license

Other Charges

Verdict

Assault against a police officer

All charges dismissed after allegations of officer misconduct uncovered

Minor in possession of alcohol

Charges reduced, client kept drivers license

Possession of firearm by a restricted person

Reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time

Fleeing law enforcement officer

Case dismissed after probation period

Obstruction of justice

Case dismissed

Felony rioting

Charge reduced to misdemeanor, $500 fine, no jail time

Felony public assistance fraud

Case dismissed after probation period

Felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Case dismissed

Get in Touch

SB Legal, PLLC  /  801.656.1901  /  [email protected]  /  50 West 300 South, Suite 905, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101