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Randall L. Skeen
Attorney at Law

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Office Phone: 801-266-7414
Toll-Free: 888-270-3933
Fax: 801-892-5067


Curriculum Viatae

Mr. Skeen has been engaged in criminal prosecution and/or defense work for more than 35 years. He is a speaker for continued legal education topics. In 2007, obtained the first acquittal in a first degree murder case in Salt Lake County in twenty years. Featured in Discovery Channel episode, “Forensics, You Decide—Deadly Kiss.” He has been featured in articles in the Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, CNN, The Star and other national magazines.


Bar Admissions And Certifications

  • Supreme Court of the United States 2000
  • Supreme Court of California 1980
  • Supreme Court of Utah 1981
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 1990
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 1991
  • Supreme Court of Idaho 2007


Relevant Employment History

  • Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah and San Diego, California
  • Public Defender for Cities of West Jordan, Sandy, Riverton, and Clearfield
  • September, 1997 to the present—Cook, Skeen & Robinson/Skeen & Robinson, emphasizing civil litigation and criminal defense
  • January, 1995 through September, 1997—Skeen & Robinson, emphasizing civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense, civil conflict counsel for Salt Lake County
  • January, 1991 through January, 1995—Skeen & Rasmussen, emphasizing civil litigation, family law and criminal defense
  • September 1985 through January, 1991—Hatch, Morton & Skeen, emphasizing civil litigation, family law and criminal defense (at that time, the firm provided prosecution services to the City of West Jordan and acted as counsel for local police departments)
  • 1981 – 1985—Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office
  • 1980 – 1981—Clark County, Nevada, District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Appellate Division


Other Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims Division, Third District Court (1985 – 1995)
  • Active member of California State Bar
  • Active member of Idaho State Bar
  • Member of Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Trial Association
  • Volunteer Mediator
  • Speaker for Continuing Legal Education topics



  • J.D., University of San Diego (1980)
  • B.S., Political Science, Cum Laude University of Utah (1976)


Academic Awards And Activities

  • Member of San Diego Law Review (1979 – 1980)
  • Published author on immigration law issues
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013 – 2018)
  • Recognized for Outstanding Career Achievement and Exemplary Leadership by International Top 100 Magazine
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite (2016 and 2018)
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction awarded by American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (2016)
  • Top 10 Attorney Award by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2014 – 2016)

Schedule A Confidential Consultation

We offer a no-obligation consultation for you to discuss the details of your case openly. Use the online contact form or call 801-266-7414 to meet with the firm's highly qualified Utah criminal defense and malpractice attorneys. The firm is located in Salt Lake City at 5788 South 900 East, and represents clients in northern Utah. Our track record is evidence of our ability to produce positive results in high-pressure situations.

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