Attorney Profile

Loren E. Weiss has more than 46 years of experience representing individuals and companies in white collar criminal defense matters, corporate compliance and internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Weiss has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation.  He has maintained an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics for over 30 years.  Mr. Weiss has been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2016) in the category of Criminal Defense: White Collar, and has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine (2012-2017). He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as among Utah’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

Education

University of San Diego, J.D., 1972

  • cum laude
  • Editor, San Diego Law Review

University of California at Los Angeles, A.B., 1969

  • with honors

Admitted to Practice

  • Utah State Bar
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Minnesota

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Co-Chair, Intermountain Regional sub-Committee of the American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, White Collar Crime Committee
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Utah Chapter President, American Board of Trial Advocates (2009-2013)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Utah Judicial Conference (2000-2012)
  • Tenth Circuit Conference
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1990-1999)
  • Former Member, Utah Committee of Bar Examiners (1986-1991)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (2001-2012)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, The McGillis School (2002-2009)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, United Jewish Federation of Utah (1997-2005)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center (1987-2001)

Publications / Presentations

  • Significant Legal Developments in the Western Region, ABA 30th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, March 2016, San Diego, California
  • Effective Efforts in the use of NPA’s and DPA’s, UACDL White Collar Seminar, January, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Turning the Tables on the Government, NACDL’s 4th Annual West Coast While Collar Conference, June, 2014. San Diego, California.
  • Presenter, The Professional Edge: Working With (And Against) Experts, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2nd Annual West Coast White Collar Conference: Turning the Tables on the Government.  June 7-8, 2012.  Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • The Over Federalization of the Criminal Law, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Spring Conference (April, 2012)
  • Juries, You Gotta Love’em, Utah State Bar Fall Forum (2011)
  • ABOTA Masters in Trial Program (Moderator/Presenter, 2012; 2007; 2003)
  • ABOTA Trial Notebook (Moderator/Presenter, 2010; 2004)
  • ABOTA Jury Selection and Voir Dire Program (2009)
  • Criminal Jury Trials—Soup to Nuts, National Business Institute (2009)
  • Federal Discovery Issues; Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association  (2007)
  • Judicial Housekeeping Legislation: S.1101—Proposed Amendments to the Criminal Justice Act.  Testimony, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on Judicial Oversight.  (October 24, 1995)
  • Update, White Collar Crime Issues; Annual CJA Panel Training
  • Trial of a Criminal Case—a Primer; Utah State Bar CLE
  • Investigating and Prosecuting White Collar Criminal Cases; Utah Prosecution Council
  • Coastal Zone Management—The Tidelands: Legislative Apathy v. Judicial Concern, 8 San Diego Law Review 695 (1971)
  • A Current Analysis of the Usury Laws: A National View, 8 San Diego Law Review 193 (1971)

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