Earl Xaiz Received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Utah in 1974 before earning his Juris Doctor at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1978. Earl served as the Case Note and Index Editor of the Loyola Law Review. Earl began his work as a Criminal Defense attorney at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, before becoming a partner at O’Connell & Yengich in 1981, and later becoming a partner at Yengich, Rich & Xaiz in 1984. Earl currently is the managing partner of Yengich & Xaiz. 

Over his career, he has handled thousands of criminal cases including several capital homicide cases. He currently is a Pro-Tem Member of the Utah Board of Pardons, and formerly sat as defense counsel for parole hearings. Earl was an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Law School from 1990-1995. 

He is a Martindale AV Preeminent Peer Review rated lawyer, which is their highest rating of professional excellence. He was most recently recognized as one of Utah Business’s Legal Elite in 2014, and as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2014 and 2015. 

 

Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald J. YengichRonald J. Yengich

Criminal Defense and occasional political trials. Mr. Yengich represented a former Salt Lake County Treasurer, Art Monsoon; a Salt Lake County Commissioner; a Salt Lake City Mayor; a Congressman of the United States of America; Anti-Shah protestors during the Carter administration; numerous judges, prosecutors, police officers and an occasional innocent citizen.

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