Gerald M. Salcido

Jerry Salcido is a trial lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Utah and Arizona and a founding Member of Salcido Law Firm PLLC. Before founding Salcido Law Firm, Jerry practised litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years, including at the world’s largest law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP. In doing so, Jerry gained invaluable experience in representing everyone from the local individual to the multinational Fortune 500 company. In addition to having appeared countless times before both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, Jerry also has vast experience in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and international arbitration.

Since leaving the Bay Area to form his own firm in 2009 with his brother Chris, Jerry has focused his practice on representing individuals in criminal defence, personal injury, divorce, and business and representing small businesses. Jerry has represented thousands of people and done hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, and evidentiary hearings and is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Utah.

Firm Overview:

Full Service Utah Law Firm

Salcido Law Firm was founded by two attorney brothers, Chris Salcido and Jerry Salcido, with an eye toward helping individuals, their families, and their businesses in the most common types of challenges that they will face in life including Utah Personal Injury Attorneys, Criminal Defence, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial, and Estate Planning.

Torben M. Welch

Head of the Messner Reeves Utah office, and licensed in multiple states including Colorado New York and Utah, Torben Welch has built his legal expertise by aiding in the resolution of complex business and commercial transactions. His industry experience includes banking and financial institutions, corporations and businesses and he has a side interest in representing professional sports franchises. Among outside general counsel responsibilities, Torben has legal expertise in enterprise strategic planning, asset acquisitions, cyber-security, contract and lease negotiation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, workout and recovery strategy (including representation of creditors in bankruptcy matters) for both domestic and international clients. Mr. Welch focuses on litigation prevention but serves as a trial attorney performing independent internal and external investigations or appeals hearings as needed.

Firm Overview:

Messner Reeves provides the full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients — from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. We are as excited about working with the small business owner as we are the largest corporation because, for us, it’s all about maximizing potential. We develop the legal strategies that can help propel the minor operation to the next level or the next ten levels — whether that means doubling in size or becoming a worldwide, publicly traded enterprise. We serve family-owned and emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs, insurance carriers and agencies, banks and other financial institutions, venture capital funds, engineering firms, real estate developers, and individuals.

No other law firm is structured quite like we are. At Messner Reeves, we act as general counsel to an amazing array of clients which makes us a large consumer of legal services on our clients’ behalf. That means we are able to maintain a perspective — as both a client and a firm.

We figured out a long time ago that clients want only the best!

  • Great quality
  • Great service
  • Great value
  • The highest level of professional integrity

And that’s what we deliver — effective legal counsel with a quick response and professional integrity in all we do.

We counsel clients with great personal attention.

“We work to understand your business and what you are trying to accomplish. We look at creative and flexible solutions to solve complex problems. And we do it in partnership with you.” ~ Bryant S. “Corky” Messner

The attorneys at Messner Reeves represent the highest standards in the legal profession. The firm is AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the authoritative source for information on attorneys and law firms worldwide. An AV rating is the highest awarded. It confirms that our partners have reached the height of professional excellence, skill, and integrity.

Even more, we judge our own performance by the success we achieve for clients — from individuals to institutions and small business owners to large corporations.

Matthew Driggs

Matthew Driggs started his law firm with the objective of building a community of caring, understanding, and philanthropy that is centered around the needs of its clientele. His polished product resulted in the creation of The Advocates Law Firm.

Matt graduated from the University of Utah’s Law School in December of 1991, and he immediately began to practice personal injury law in January of 1992. He started a solo practice in Midvale, and in 1995 moved to downtown Salt Lake. In 1996, Matt purchased a building which housed The Advocates until 2018 when the firm moved to its current location. Matt and a group of partnering attorneys of The Advocates joined forces and became the Driggs, Bills & Day, P.C. personal injury law firm. In his collective years with The Advocates, Matt has compensated his clients with over $200-million.

When Matt isn’t in the office, he spends most of his time with his wife and five wonderful children. He is extremely passionate about traveling and self-betterment. Matt’s bucket list is packed full of adventure, including traveling to every continent and seeing every Wonder of the World.

Firm Overview:

We are a team of experienced injury attorneys, working for the people throughout the state of Utah to give victims of personal injury accidents a voice. After you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the dangerous or negligent behavior of another individual, you need help getting what is fair from the insurance company. When you are the victim of a personal injury, it is often easy to feel lost, alone, and unheard. The insurance companies will try to take advantage of that, but don’t let them; The Advocates are here for you.

We will listen to your story, help you get the medical treatment you need, and fight for your right to a fair settlement. As your personal lawyers, we will represent your case to the insurance company and make sure that they fulfill their responsibility of respecting your rights and compensating you for your injury. The Advocates is a law firm that is dedicated to helping you get the settlement you deserve.

The insurance companies do not want to give you what is fair, and will resist your efforts to recover fair compensation. Here at The Advocates, we will not let them get away with mistreating you and giving you less than you deserve. With The Advocates on your side, you can be assured that you are in the most capable hands. Know that you can get the medical treatment you need without having to worry about costly medical bills or time away from work. We can help with all of that.

We know that recovering from a personal injury or accident is a long, painful, and stressful process, and fighting the insurance company can be emotionally taxing as well. At Driggs Bills & Day, our goal is to help you eliminate that stress so you can focus on healing.