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Mary Corporon

257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


AV rated trial attorney with extensive federal and state jury trial experience.  Super Lawyer rated; ABOTA member.

Ms. Corporon's practice focuses on criminal defense, domestic, family and juvenile law, and general jury trial. Prior to joining Christensen & Jensen, Ms. Corporon was a shareholder with VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall and McCarthy for four years. Ms. Corporon was co-founder and partner in the law firm of Corporon & Williams, P.C. until  2011. She was an adjunct professor of trial advocacy from 1987 through 2013 at the University Of Utah College Of Law.  She has presented numerous CLE seminars and conferences.  

Ms. Corporon was elected to  the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2009, in which members must display civility and integrity, and have completed at least 20 trials to jury verdict. Ms. Corporon is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® publication in  the areas of Family Law and Family Law Mediation, and is listed by Utah Business Magazine as a Utah Legal Elite for criminal defense and family law.  She has been  recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers in white collar, DUI/DWI and general criminal defense. She has also been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys. She is considered one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Utah by The National Trial Lawyers.  Mary has also been named by Utah Business Magazine as one of "Utah's Legal Elite" for 2020 and received the highest possible peer/judge-reviewed 2019 Judicial AV Preeminent ® Rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Ms. Corporon has had two cases reported in the nationally syndicated column, "News of the Weird.”

Criminal Defense
White Collar Criminal Defense
Family Law
Juvenile Law
Adoptions, Guardianships (adult and juvenile) and Conservatorships
General Jury Trial Practice

Utah State Bar, Family Law Section, Chair (1989-1990)
Utah State Bar, Ethics and Discipline Committee Screening Panel (1985-1992)
Utah State Bar, Examiner (1987-1998)
Utah State Bar, Ethics Advisory Opinion Comm. (1996-2007)
Salt Lake County Bar Association
Utah State Child Support Legislative Advisory Committee (1988-1991)
American Bar Association
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (Board Member 2008-2012), (President 1999-2000)
Sutherland Inn of Court, (appointed Master of the Bar 1990), (President of the Inn 2000-2001)
Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Rules of Criminal Procedure (1994-2004)
Utah Legal Services, Board of Trustees (1995-2002)
Utah Sentencing Guidelines Commission (1997-2004)
Utah Mandatory CLE Committee (1996-2011), (Chair 2002-2011)
Vest Pocket Business Coalition, Board Member (2000-2010)
Salt Lake City Business Advisory Board (2004-2010), (Chair 2006-2008)
American Board of Trial Advocates  (2009-present)
American Trial Lawyers Association, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (2007-present)
Utah Indigent Defense Commission (2016-present)

Ms. Corporon is “death qualified” to accept appointment to death penalty defense, under Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 8, and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

J.D., S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah -- William H. Leary Scholar 
B.A., English, University of Utah, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Beehive Honor Society

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States Supreme Court 
United States District Court, District of Utah
United States District Court, District of Colorado