About Us


Serving Utah Since 1982

Over the last 33 YEARS, the attorneys at Helgesen, Houtz & Jones have helped more than 40,000 Utahns sigmaessays with a variety of legal matters. As one of the oldest, largest and most dynamic law firms in Northern Utah, we provide a broad range of services to a diverse group of clients. This has given each Utah lawyer at our firm extensive experience representing clients on issues like yours. Helgesen, Houtz & Jones is a general practice law firm with 10 Utah attorneys who provide specialized service for a wide variety of legal needs.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Layton, Utah

Kurt M. Helgesen is out lead criminal defense attorney. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers top 40 under 40 and has a rating of ‘Superb’ from avvo.com, the nations cpm.homework help leading online resource for lawyers. Kurt also was voted one of the top lawyers for client satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Our law firm has successfully defended clients facing criminal charges for more than 25 years, including winning acquittals in murder, rape and kidnapping cases.

Why choose Helgesen, Houtz & Jones for your criminal defense case?

We are ethical. Our ethics are crucial as your information is always confidential and we promise to tell you the truth about your case. As Utah lawyers we absolutely give our best efforts to obtain the desired outcomes and solutions of our clients.

We are honest, hardworking Utah attorneys. If you are looking for an honest, hardworking attorney in the Layton and Ogden area willing to fight for your rights and defend your freedom, then you have found the right legal team. With offices located in both Ogden and Layton, we will be close. Let us take a close look at your case.  You are innocent until proven guilty. We will make them prove their case.

We are ready to help you:

  • Win your case
  • Keep you out of jail
  • Preserve your freedom
  • Defend and enforce your rights
  • bring peace to your home
  • save your property
  • solve your problems
  • define your relationships
  • enforce your rights
  • defend your family

Small enough to care, large enough to specialize:

Most of our competitor attorneys in northern Utah work alone or in very small groups. This makes it difficult for even the best and most capable lawyers to narrow their practices. The largest Utah law firms have specialized departments which send out large legal bills. We don’t like that either. We think the size of our firm – eleven lawyers – offers you the best choice for a good dollar value.

We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS in many practice areas! If you are facing a legal issue and have questions about how we can serve you or your family, please contact us anytime. We are happy to answer your questions regarding the law and your rights.

We listen to our clients and want the best outcome possible for your case. We promise to give you our best work and tell you the truth.

Law Firm Rating

HH&J has an “Av” peer-review rating, the highest rating* a law firm can earn for legal ability and ethics. This high honor puts HH&J in the top 5% of American law firms.

*Martindale-Hubbell® peer review survey of Utah attorneys and judges, www.martindale.com.

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NOTE on lawyer specialization in northern Utah:
 Like doctors, Utah lawyers can choose practice areas they like. Unlike doctors, Utah lawyers don’t receive board certifications in most legal specialties. When Utah lawyers say they specialize, they usually mean they have special training and experience which allows them to focus their practice on repeat work in the same type of case.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Layton, Utah

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