Skye Lazaro

Ray Quinney & Nebeker
36 South State Street, Suite 1400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 532-1500
rqn.com/attorney/skye-lazaro/


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

Related News
PPP Loan Prosecution Is Here to Stay
RQN's Skye Lazaro Discusses High-Profile Criminal Case with KUTV News
Thirty-Six RQN Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®
Skye Lazaro Successfully Defends Utah State Quarterback Jordan Love

Admitted to Practice

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