Lindsay Jarvis

Utah criminal defense lawyerLindsay Jarvis began her legal career as a student attorney for the California Innocence Project, a non-profit organization specializing in overturning wrongful convictions. Lindsay’s involvement with the Project ultimately earner her the California Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy Student of the Year award in 2004. Immediately thereafter, Lindsay returned to Utah where she began her prosecutorial career with the West Valley City Prosecutor’s Office.

As a Deputy West Valley City Prosecutor, Lindsay initially specialized in family violence offenses, which included child abuse and domestic violence prosecutions. Additionally, Lindsay prosecuted thousands of alcohol and drug-related cases, including hundreds of DUI’s. Lindsay eventually handled gang-related offenses on behalf of West Valley City, which resulted in her being awarded with the Utah Gang Investigator’s Association Prosecutor of the Year award in 2006. Due to her rapid success as a young prosecutor, Lindsay was hired as the Saratoga Springs City Prosecutor in 2007 and simultaneously served as the Woods Cross City Prosecutor beginning in 2009. As such, Lindsay has practiced in Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah counties and also handled both felonies and misdemeanors.

Besides routinely training local police departments, Lindsay also served as a legal instructor at the Utah Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) and the Utah Correction’s Academy. Lindsay taught search and seizure, laws of evidence, courtroom demeanor, and the Utah Criminal Code.

Lindsay attended the University of Utah, where she received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a certificate of study in criminal justice and corrections. Lindsay graduated from California Western School of Law in 2004.


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