News: C&J launches website and coalition effort to solve 1995 murder of Rosie Tapia
// Nov 20, 2017
In a press conference outside the apartment building where she was abducted, Karra Porter and JD Lauritzen pleaded with the public to help obtain information relating to an unsolved murder from 1995.
Rosie Tapia was 6 years old when she disappeared from her bedroom at the Hartland Apartments at 1616 Snow Queen Place (about 1700 West and 1700 South) in Salt Lake City in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 1995.
Rosie was taken from a bedroom of the family apartment, brutally sexually assaulted and dumped into a nearby canal, where her body was discovered hours later.
Her killer has never been arrested. Now, 22 years later, her family still seeks justice. They want an arrest and they want you not just to help but to solve this horrendous crime.
The family is asking for people to come forward with any information that might be useful in anyway.
They want to hear from everyone who might have information, but particularly if you:
Lived in the Hartland Apartments in 1995
Visited the apartments or were in the area in the months surronding the murder
Were friends with Rosie or family members
Had kids who played on the playground there or knew kids who did
Were familiar with anyone who lived in the apartments who might have seen someone on the playground or around the area
If you recognize anyone in these short YouTube videos:
Steve Kelson's research on violence against attorneys cited by ABA Journal
// Aug 31, 2018
The recent ABA Journal features Steve Kelson in an article discussing violence against attorneys. Steve has reviewed nearly 12,0000 surveys from 27 states all on his own time to help the ABA compile national numbers. This recognition of his work is well deserved.
7 Attorneys from C&J selected for 25th edition of 'The Best Lawyers in America'
// Aug 15, 2018
The Best Lawyers 2019 edition was released today and 7 attorneys from Chistensen & Jensen were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication. Geoff Haslam was also named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for his work in Insurance Law.
American Board of Trial Advocates welcomes Ruth Shapiro
// Aug 10, 2018
Christensen & Jensen's own Ruth Shapiro recently became a full member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an "invitation only" organization that invites members of hight personal character and honorable reputation.