Bret Rawson

Bret Rawson

Founding Partner
Location:
Sandy, Utah
Phone:
801-981-8779
Email:

Bret W. Rawson is a seasoned litigator with graduate-level training and experience in crisis communications, with a decade of applied experience working for VIPs within the private sector, Federal government (US Senate and an FCC contractor) as well as legal experience primarily in the Federal and administrative systems. His objective with his education was to combine the highest quality legal training (William & Mary Law graduate) with graduate training in public relations (published in field of corporate apologia during graduate school at Brigham Young University) to offer clients a two-pronged solution involving both legal and communications expertise. Prior to law, his decade of experience involved public relations, sales, marketing communications and business development within the US Senate and pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and communications industries. Mr. Rawson's legal experience has primarily been in defense of municipalities, especially law enforcement agencies, as well as on behalf of peace officers and non-sworn personnel in their individual capacities. Mr. Rawson is also a certified Peace Officer in the State of Utah, working 2-4 patrol shifts each month.

Bret is recognized as one of the "Premier 100" trial attorneys for Utah by the American Academy of Jurisprudence in 2017.

Areas of Practice

  • Defense of Municipalities

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2007

Education

  • William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - May, 2006
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • M.A. - December, 1998
    • Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, inducted February 1998
    • Major: Mass Communication
  • University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • B.A. - January, 1996
    • Major: Management

Published Works

  • Purifying a tainted corporate image: Odwalla’s apologic response to an E. Coli poisoning - Thomsen, S.R. & Rawson, B., Public Relations Quarterly, 43 (3) Fall, 35-46, 1998

Representative Clients

  • Law enforcement officers and agencies, municipalities, corporations
  • Domestic Law Clients, Wills/Trusts/Estates, Civil Rights Defense
  • DOPL licensees

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - BYU Chapter, 1997 - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah Bar Association, Member
  • Federal District Court for the District of Utah, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Utah, Certified - Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), August 2010