News: Karra Porter, Mary Corporon, and Kristen Kiburtz File Hard Hitting Tenth Circuit Appellate Brief in Jeremy Johnson Case
// Jan 12, 2017
White collar criminal and appellate attorneys Karra J. Porter, Mary C. Corporon, and Kristen C. Kiburtz yesterday filed a hard hitting appellate brief in the Jeremy Johnson case with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado. The appellate brief raises a number of serious issues involving the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including Mr. Johnson's lack of access to funds for his defense and a conflict of interest between Mr. Johnson and his former counsel. The brief also addresses a number of other issues that Mr. Johnson's attorneys say denied Mr. Johnson a fair trial, as well as errors committed by the district court in sentencing that sent Mr. Johnson to federal prison for more than a decade. Read the entire appellate brief here.
Heather Thuett to present on Principled Negotiations - When to Hold 'em and When to Fold 'em
// Jan 29, 2018
On February 9th, C&J's own Heather Thuett will be presenting at the 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. Heather will speak on the subject of negotiations and "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em."
There are some 200 cold cases of murders or missing persons in Utah, yet the state has no comprehensive up-to-date database that would help law enforcement bring perpetrators to justice. A new organization, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, says agencies could be doing a much better job sharing information and solving old homicides and disappearances.
Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Learn how a law designed for strip-clubs complicated the showing of the movie Deadpool at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. Tanner's clients are mostly bars and restaurants, she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations.