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Layton Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Clients in Salt Lake & Davis County and All of Utah

Conviction of a criminal charge could result in severe consequences. Whether accused of illegal drug possession, a felony, misdemeanor, white collar crime, or another related charge, you need skilled defense on your side. As a former law professor and prosecutor with extensive trial and courtroom experience, our founding criminal defense attorney in Layton handles criminal matters from a unique point-of-view.

100% Focused on Criminal Law

Western Legal PLLC exclusively handles legal matters requiring criminal defense in Salt Lake County, Davis County, and all of Utah. We have developed years of legal knowledge and experience in our field as a result of navigating many clients through the Utah justice system.

We have helped many of our past clients achieve positive case outcomes, and we owe it to our solid understanding of prosecution techniques, deep knowledge of the criminal justice system, familiarity with police investigation tactics, and clear understanding of local court rules and procedures. Here at Western Legal PLLC, we are unafraid of taking cases to trial when necessary. Our fearlessness in the courtroom has proven to be a catalyst for favorable results.


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  • AVVO Superb
  • AVVO 10.0
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Andrew McAdams

Meet the Western Legal PLLC Team

Our founding criminal defense attorney in Layton did not spend his time as a former prosecutor in vain. In fact, he now uses his knowledge of the other side's point-of-view as a secret weapon for the criminally-accused. Mr. McAdams is an active member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo to vouch for his proven track record of case wins and victories. Over the last decade, Mr. McAdams has also spent time working as both a college professor and full-time law school professor. Through the years, he has shared his extensive legal knowledge to hundreds of law school and college level students.

Start Your Defense Retain the Proven Attorney You Deserve in Your Corner

The accusation of a crime is a sensitive matter that must be dealt with immediately. Take action with help from a devoted and faithful advocate for Salt Lake City's criminally-accused. Our attorney is available to advise you on your options and on what to do next.

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Why Choose Western Legal PLLC?

  • 24/7 Availability

    Our defense attorney is available 24/7 to address your legal needs.

  • Skilled Litigator

    We bring years of extensive trial and courtroom experience to the table.

  • Seasoned Advocate

    Attorney McAdams possesses unique insight as a former prosecutor.

  • Free Consultations

    Our firm offers free and confidential phone consultations.

We Get Results
Just Ask Our Clients

  • Highly recommend!

    “Andrew helped me win a tough case.”


  • Great attorney!

    “I needed some legal advice quickly. Andrew was quick to respond.”

    Former Client

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Proudly Serving Salt Lake County, Davis County & Surrounding Areas


952 S. Main, Suite A
Layton, UT 84041
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