Tara L. Isaacson is a partner with Bugden & Isaacson, LLC.  Ms. Isaacson represents clients accused of criminal offenses.  She has represented clients accused of sexual offenses, violent offenses, drug possession and trafficking, DUI, domestic violence and white collar offenses. She has been a criminal trial attorney since 1996 and has won acquittals in 32 jury trials.  She has argued cases before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals.

In 2011, Ms. Isaacson was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In 2008, Super Lawyers magazine featured Ms. Isaacson in an article entitled “The Unpopular Defense.”  She was selected as a Rising Star for the Mountain States Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2009.  Utah Business magazine named  Ms. Isaacson as one of the Legal Elite in Utah.

In 2006, Mr. Bugden and Ms. Isaacson published an article in the Utah Bar Journal, Crimes, Truth and Videotape:  Mandatory Recording of Interrogations at the Police Station.  This article provided an overview of cases involving false confessions. The article recommends that the Utah Supreme Court to exercise its supervisory power to require recording of custodial interrogations of juvenile and adult crime suspects.

Ms. Isaacson served as a Utah State Bar Examiner from 1998 to 2005.  She has also served on the Utah Sentencing Commission's DUI Subcommittee and on the Board of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Ms. Isaacson earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Utah since 1996.  Email her at [email protected].

Office Location

  • Salt Lake City Office


    445 East 200 South
    Suite 150
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111