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Taylor Hartley

Taylor C. Hartley focuses on criminal defense. He has over a decade of private and public sector experiences, ranging from defending traffic and drug cases to defending clients against rape and murder charges.

Mr. Hartley began his legal career working as a judicial law clerk in the Fourth District Court of Utah and is admitted to practice law in the state of Utah. Taylor is a published author on the morality of criminal defense. In 2007, he founded a non-profit organization and served in various capacities for eight years, including Chief Legal Officer and president, while assisting those suffering from a rare and debilitating skin disorder to become more self-reliant. He has also worked as a professor at Utah Valley University, teaching “International Law” and “Introduction to American Law.”

Mr. Hartley’s hobbies include writing on legal, political, and religious topics and instructing anyone interested in how to use an ancient memory technique called the method of loci. He’s an Eagle Scout and a Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate. Prior to his legal practice, Taylor lived for two years in Seoul, South Korea. Taylor loves being a husband and father.


  • California Western School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Brigham Young University, Psychology, 2002

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah 10th District Federal Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Utah State Bar Association

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