Michael J. Langford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

Langford Law
 | 43 East, 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-4090
Fax: 801-746-5613
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Langford is a criminal defense attorney and the founder of Langford Law in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Langford handles criminal matters involving drug crimes, DUI, federal crimes, sex crimes, traffic defense, violent crimes and white collar crimes, representing clients throughout the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.

Practicing law for over 15 years, Mr. Langford began his legal career serving as a clerk for the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office, the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah. Upon becoming a licensed attorney, he practiced commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense at a private law form before opening his own criminal defense practice.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Langford aggressively protects the rights of his clients and is familiar with all phases of the criminal defense process. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson.

In honor of his accomplishments, Utah Business magazine named Mr. Langford one of Utah’s “Top Criminal Defense Attorneys.” He is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Mr. Langford serves his community through participation in various groups. He has been a board member of the Henry’s Fork Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center Salt Lake County.

Raised in Salt Lake City, Mr. Langford earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College. He received his law degree from Creighton University School of Law, concentrating his studies in criminal law and procedure.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2012

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White Papers

  • Published Decisions: United States v. Angilau, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 12082 (10th Cir. Utah, June 14, 2013)M.K. v. Doyle, 2014 UT App 160, State v. Pham, 2015 UT App 233, State v. Pham, 2016 UT App 105. 

  • About Michael Langford

    Admitted: 2003, Utah

    Professional Webpage: http://langfordlegal.com/michael-langford/


    • Utah’s Top Criminal Defense Attorneys, Utah Business Magazine
    • Utah’s Top Criminal Defense Attorneys, Super Lawyers
    • Stetson University White Collar Criminal Defense College, 2013
    • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite-Criminal Defense, 2016
    • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite-Criminal Defense, 2018
    • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, 2009
    • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Criminal Defense, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board Member, The Minority Juvenile Justice Commission
    • Board Member, The Multicultural Legal Center
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • Utah State Bar Criminal Law Section
    • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (UACDL)
    • Utah, 2003
    • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2003
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
    • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws Legal Action Committee (NORML)
    • Member, Board of the Henry's Fork Foundation
    • Member, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Attorney
    • Utah State Bar New Lawyer Mentor
    • American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Guadalupe Center Legal Clinic
    • The Henry’s Fork Foundation
    • The Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center
    • The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center

    Educational Background:

    • Boston College, B.A. Political Science, 1996

    Industry Groups

    • White Collar Criminal Defense
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    Office Location for Michael J. Langford

    43 East, 400 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111

    Phone: 801-328-4090

    Fax: 801-746-5613

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    Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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