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David A. Stewart
David A. Stewart is a trial lawyer in the firm’s criminal
division in our Salt Lake City, Utah office. Mr. Stewart is
a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a BA in
English Language & Literature. He attended and earned
his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2003.
Mr. Stewart limits his Utah practice to criminal defense.
Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Stewart worked as a trial
attorney for one of the states largest criminal defense
firms. He has successfully defended clients and has
experience in criminal matters ranging from traffic off-
enses to serious felony charges. Mr. Stewart is dedicated
and experienced, and fights to protect the rights of the
accused. David is licensed to practice law in Utah and Idaho.
Kevin S. Vander Werff Sr.
Prior to joining Rocky Mountain Defenders, P.C.,
Kevin S. Vander Werff, Sr. worked for approxi-
mately 6 years as a full-time criminal defense
attorney with Keith Barton & Associates, P.C.
and previously as corporate in-house counsel
for a technology company. Mr. Vander Werff
has experience in business law, bankruptcy law,
insurance defense, criminal law and personal
injury law. Kevin Vander Werff currently focuses
his efforts as a criminal trial attorney whose
practice is limited to criminal defense cases.
Kevin has tried both felony and misdemeanor jury trials and has dealt with a wide range of cases involving everything from sex charges to traffic cases. Many of Kevin's trials involve defending DUI cases. Kevin has received specialized training for DUI defense and has completed the NHTSA course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) which is the same training received by police officers who are administering the Sobriety Tests in the field. Kevin has earned a reputation for aggressively defending his clients against criminal charges and is an effective negotiator when you need someone in your corner.
Mr. Vander Werff graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Utah Valley State College in 1998. He attended law school at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska and was a visiting student at the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 2001 from Creighton University. During law school, he clerked for the Federal Defender of Nebraska, David R. Stickman, where he learned the great importance of protecting constitutional rights of all citizens. While in law school, he served as president of the Intellectual Property Law Society. Kevin is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL).
Admitted to practice law in all state & federal courts in the state of Utah.
Andrew D. Talyor
Almost every day attorney Andrew D. Taylor can be
found in the courtroom zealously advocating for the
rights and interests of his clients.
Mr. Taylor began his legal career working in insurance
defense, which helped him to develop an in-depth
understanding of the tactics insurance companies use
to deny personal injury claims. Today, he uses this
knowledge to fight corporate wrongdoers and obtain
justice for his injured clients.
On the criminal defense side of his practice, Mr. Taylor
has seen first-hand the far-reaching consequences an
overzealous prosecution can have on innocent accused
parties. When a legal secretary Mr. Taylor worked with
was falsely accused of Accessory to Murder over eight
years ago, he began to truly see the power and might
of the State, and how innocent people are easily caught up in the wide-net of the law. After getting such serious charges dismissed, Mr. Taylor began practicing in criminal courts more frequently. Today, he is in court every single day fighting for the rights of individuals who need help through the system. From his first, successful criminal defense case, he has been an aggressive advocate for clients facing both misdemeanor and felony charges.
Mr. Taylor is admitted to practice law in both Utah and Nevada.
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