Skye Lazaro is an experienced corporate and criminal defense attorney. She is Chair of the Firm’s White Collar, Criminal Defense & Government Investigations, and Cannabis Law Groups. She represents companies and individuals in all facets of government investigations, including political investigations, pre-file investigations, grand jury investigations, and other government enforcement actions. Her focus on pre-indictment advocacy, which includes providing vital factual context and legal argument on behalf of clients, has helped numerous individuals – including several formally identified as “targets” – avoid prosecution entirely. Skye has successfully defended a broad range of criminal cases including domestic violence allegations, sex crimes, drug crimes, property crimes, DUI, white-collar crimes, homicide, violent crimes, and juvenile defense. Skye also has extensive trial experience, representing clients in over one hundred jury trials throughout her career- including some of the region’s most complex and high-profile criminal matters.
Skye occasionally appears as a guest co-host on KTalk AM1640 “Talk with Ted – A Show About Nothing” where she discusses a variety of legal concepts and current events.
Skye was included on the list of Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association (2018-2021). She was recognized in 2017 by Attorney at Law Magazine as an Attorney to Watch and was voted by her peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite”, as published in Utah Business Magazine (2018- 2021). Skye was selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2020-2021) as a “Rising Star” in the category of Criminal Defense.
Practice Areas COVID-19 Response Team Cannabis Law White Collar, Corporate Compliance, and Government Investigations Women Lawyers Group
Education University of Montana, Andrew Blewitt III School of Law, J.D., 2008
Affiliations / Memberships Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association Past Chair, Utah State Bar Criminal Section Salt Lake County Bar Association Utah Minority Bar Association Women Lawyers of Utah
Professional and Civic Activity VOA Volunteer and Advocate, Homeless Youth Resource Center VOA Volunteer and Advocate, Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center 2019 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 2018 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 2021 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 2021 Utah Legal Elite
Publications / Presentations Author, Statewide Gun and Defense Statutes, Sept 2021 Presenter, "Reopening After COVID," CLE May 2021 Author, "PPP Loan Prosecution Is Here to Stay", Legal Update, February 2021 Author, "Legal Implications of Entering the World of Cannabis and Your Professional License –What You Need to Know," Utah Physician Magazine, Nov/Dec 2020
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Utah State Bar Montana State Bar Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States District Court, District of Montana United States District Court, District of Utah