White & Garner


Trial lawyers you can trust

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Here at White & Garner (a dba of The Utah Trial Lawyers, LLC), we have represented hundreds of people who have been through the complicated process of recovering from a serious accident. Suddenly, through no fault of their own, accident victims are thrust into a situation that is completely foreign. In the moments after an accident, they deal with the shock and pain of significant injuries. They often face tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars in medical bills, surgical procedures, pain and suffering. They may not be able to work, and often worry if they will be able to pay bills and protect their families. Being the victim of an accident is a difficult and scary experience. It can turn your world upside down in an instant. 

Our role in this situation is to help injured people focus on recovery, while we deal with everything else. We will protect accident victims from predatory insurance company practices. Make no mistake; no one gets rich as the result of an accident. Accident victims often suffer permanent injuries that follow them for the rest of their lives. It is important to have the right attorney to protect your rights, and to make sure you are fairly compensated by the insurance company.

Immediately after an accident, victims are particularly vulnerable. Unfortunately, it is often in these moments that the insurance company sends in its representatives. They do this to take advantage of the injured person's vulnerable state. They will push injured people to immediately provide recorded statements and may suggest a quick, low-ball settlement offer. Insurance companies do this because they know they can save millions of dollars if they can get an accident victim to sign away their rights before they understand the consequences. 

At White & Garner, we will evaluate your case and given you an honest assessment of your situation right from the beginning, and we we only take cases that we believe have serious merit. When we represent you, we will be responsive to your questions and your needs. Every one of our clients is given their attorney's personal cell phone number, so we can answer your questions on your schedule, day or night. If we do miss your call, we promise we will get back to you within 24 hours. When you hire us to represent you after an accident, we will be there for you every step of the way, to counsel and advise you through this new and difficult situation. All consultations are free, and our representation costs you nothing unless we recover money for you. Moreover, because we price our services based on our risk (rather than by using a fixed percentage contingency fee for every case like other firms do), we can often handle your case for significantly less than other law firms. If you have been injured in an accident, give us a call to set up an appointment today by calling (801) 810-9491.


Commercial Litigation

In order for the marketplace to be free, it has to be fair. When contracts are broken, when circumstances change, or when one side of a commercial agreement decides to play dirty, it is important to have solid representation to protect the interests of your company. In this economy, a single lost opportunity, one broken contract, or a former employee stealing information can destroy a business. Similarly, when a big company decides to throw it's weight around, it can cause significant damage to its competitors, employees and former business partners.

Our law firm has substantial experience representing both companies and individuals involved in commercial disputes. We can help the other side understand the consequences of not playing by the rules. If you have a dispute involving a business relationship, give us a call. We will give you our honest opinion of your chances of success, and what it will cost to handle your case. When the company (or your livelihood) is on the line, you want to be represented by someone who has your best interests at heart. Give us a call to set up an appointment at (801) 849-9301 today. 


Criminal Defense

There are few more horrible times in life than the moment when you or a loved one is arrested and unjustly accused of a crime. The police show up in the middle of the night at your home, or beside your car during a traffic stop. Then the officer turns to you with a friendly smile and asks "can we just take a quick look inside your car, sir?", or "can we just ask you a few questions and then we'll let you be on your way?"

Ten minutes later, you or your loved one is handcuffed and sitting in the back of the police cruiser, wondering what went wrong? More importantly, they think, "how in the world am I going to get out of this mess?." 

How can you avoid this situation? It's very simple. Just remember, when the police ask you questions, there is one sentence that will get you out of more trouble than any other: "I want to talk to my lawyer now, please."

White & Garner provides trial-focused representation to clients charged with all manner of criminal offenses, including violent crimes, drug crimes, driving offenses, property crimes, and white collar crimes. If you have a problem with the law, and want a tough advocate who will fight for your rights, we may be the law firm for you. We are a trial-focused law firm, which means that we only take cases that we are comfortable taking to a  jury. Prosecutors and opposing attorneys know our reputation, and understand that if we are on the case, it is not because we want you to accept a quick and easy plea deal and move on to the next case. They know that we fully intend to take your case all the way to trial unless they give you an offer good enough that it causes you to ask us to settle the case.

If you need a tough and experienced criminal attorney to represent you or a loved one, call (801) 849-9301.