Tara Isaacson Law, LLC, L.L.C., represents clients in a variety of criminal and civil litigation matters in Utah. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including appeals.
We have a proven record of success at the appellate level, including the following cases:
State v. Jeffs, 2010 UT 49
Ms. Isaacson's former firm represented polygamist Warren Jeffs. On appeal, the firm persuaded the Utah Supreme Court to reverse the conviction of Warren Jeffs. The firm argued that Mr. Jeffs should not have been charged with being an accomplice to rape. The case was reversed on the basis of improper instructions that were given to the jury. After the case was remanded for a new trial, the State of Utah dismissed all charges against Warren Jeffs.
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Kenison, 14 P.3d 129 (Utah Ct. App. 2000)
Mr. Bugden and Ms. Isaacson persuaded the Utah Court of Appeals to reverse the decision of the trial court to sentence their client to prison. The Court agreed with the defense that the convictions should be reduced to misdemeanors and that no prison term be imposed.
Dejavue, Inc. v. U.S. Energy Corp., 993 P.2d 222 (Utah Ct. App. 1999)
In this civil case, Ms. Isaacson's former firm represented the Plaintiffs in a business dispute. The Plaintiffs were two women who had contracted with U.S. Energy to run a restaurant, mobile home park, store and motel. U.S. Energy breached its contract with the Plaintiffs, so the women sued. The Plaintiffs prevailed at trial and U.S. Energy appealed. The original judgment amount was $245,039.00. The Utah Court of Appeals upheld the award for the Plaintiffs. In addition, the firm cross-appealed and the Utah Court of Appeals agreed that the Plaintiffs were entitled to attorney's fees as the prevailing party and attorney's fees on appeal.
Stevenson, 987 P.2d 22 (Utah 1999)
In this civil case involving an allegation of "repressed memory" of sexual abuse by the Plaintiff, Ms. Isaacson's former partner, Walter Bugden successfully persuaded the trial court, that, despite the jury's finding of liability on the part of his client for alleged sexual abuse, that judgment should be entered in favor of his client. Ultimately, the trial court found, and the Supreme Court of Utah agreed, that the techniques used to "recover" the memory of the Plaintiff made her memories unreliable. The firm's client was not held liable for the outrageous claims of sexual abuse.
Studstrup, 32 F.Supp. 2d 1278 (D. Utah 1998)
Ms. Isaacson's former firm represented a Plaintff in a civil case alleging civil rights violation when the Plaintiff was shot multiple times by law enforcement officers. The opinion addresses issues of removal from state court, amendment of pleadings and dismissal of claims.
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