McAdams Law PLLC
About this pro
I am very accessible to my clients and strive to maintain strong communication. I'll give you my direct line and invite you to call and text me directly. If I can, I'll reply right away. If I'm working on other client matters, I'll get back to you as quickly as I can. I am also a former felony prosecutor with many years of experience handling felony cases on both sides of the courtroom. You'll have the advantage of a defense attorneys who knows how to think like a prosecutor. I am also counsel with the law firm Canyons Law Group where I work with a team of seasoned attorneys with experience at all levels of the criminal justice system and family court. Andrew McAdams is a Utah criminal defense attorney with extensive experience working on both sides of the courtroom. For eight years, he worked as a felony prosecutor in Utah and Arizona handling all kinds of criminal cases, including the most serious felony charges. As a defense attorney, Andrew McAdams has provided top-notch legal services to clients accused in all manner of criminal cases. Andrew McAdams has significant courtroom and trial skills with strong academic training that he brings to your defense in delivering strong results. He'll fight for you because he's dedicated to defending your rights and working to ensure your fair treatment in the criminal justice system.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For most criminal matters, I work on a flat rate pricing system. We agree upon a flat price for representation at the beginning, depending on the type and nature of the case. With a flat-rate, you don't have to worry about a legal bill that will balloon or grow out of control as the case progresses. I can also take matters on an hourly basis, depending upon the preference of my client. Most of the time, however, client's prefer a flat-rate agreement where my bill doesn't go up higher in the event things turn out to be more complicated that we anticipated.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Facing criminal charges can be very intimidating and scary. Whether you have been charged with the most serious felony or the smallest misdemeanor, prosecution is a very unpleasant experience to say the least. Simply not knowing how the system works and what the future might hold is enough to drive any person mad. I've found that helping clients see the big picture establishing a working plan going forward goes a long way toward providing peace of mind. Clear answers don't always come right away, but having a solid grasp of what the road ahead might hold can go a long way. I always prefer to meet in person in my office, but also recognize that most people have work and family responsibilities that might prevent them from taking time off during the day to travel and meet with an attorney. Nowadays, much of the initial work can be done over the telephone if the client doesn't have time to meet in person during regular office hours. Whether we meet in person or over the phone is up my client's personal preference and schedule. I will do whatever I can to accommodate, and frequently take phone calls after-hours. I am always available via text message at the number provided here as well. This is often a great way to coordinate a meeting or phone call if your schedule is busy. You are always free to send me a quick message with details letting me know what help you need. If I can't call you back immediately, I'll message you to arrange a time when we can talk or meet.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from law school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I was a full-time felony prosecutor in one of the nation's largest prosecuting agencies in Phoenix, Arizona for three years, followed by another five years working as a full-time felony prosecutor in Utah. Before making the switch to criminal defense, I spent two years teaching as a full-time law school professor in Charlotte, North Carolina. I graduated from college at the University of Utah, where I was earned many honors. During this time, I also had the unique privilege of spending a semester in Washington, D.C. where I worked as an intern for the U.S. Supreme Court.