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.

John W. Coyle III

John W. Coyle, III was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 7, 1948, and graduated from Harding High School. A graduate from OCU School of Law, John was admitted to the Bar in 1974. Mr. Coyle is also a 2000 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming.

He is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and is also a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court. He was the recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer in 1995, and recipient of the Barry Albert Award from the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for Excellence in Advocacy in 2005.

Mr. Coyle has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for multiple years, and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Criminal Trial Practice. He was the instructor in Criminal Law and Procedure for the Oklahoma Bar Review from 1988 through 1997, and remains a frequent speaker and lecturer in Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Mr. Coyle is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1999-2000; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers’ Association (Member: Board of Directors 1991, 1993; Advisory Board, 1998 – 2002); Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association (Board of Directors 1996-1997); Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 2009-Present, President 2011); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Legislative Coordinator); First Amendment Lawyers’ Association; Master, William J. Holloway American Inn of Court, 1997 – 2018.

Firm Overview:

Well-Recognised Criminal Defense Practice In Oklahoma City

Founded in 1988 by John W. Coyle III, Coyle Law Firm has earned a strong nationwide reputation for effectiveness and accomplishments in criminal defence.

Mr. John Coyle is one of just a few preeminent criminal defence lawyers in Oklahoma. Lawyers at other firms often consult with him when they are in search of referrals for the best counsel to assist clients elsewhere. John Coyle was later joined in this practice by his son, J. W. “Billy” Coyle IV, who has since developed his own clientele, including the third attorney at the firm, W. Brett Behenna.

Brian D. Joslyn

Brian Joslyn’s decision to become a criminal defence attorney was shaped by unique personal hardship. His life has been and remains a testament to the pursuit of justice for those subjected to overzealous law enforcement. He firmly believes in the dignified, respectful treatment of every person before the law.

In his late teens, Brian was a victim of police brutality. This experience was the catalyst in his goal to defend the rights of others. While attending a campus block party at Ohio State University, Brian stood on a private lawn holding a milk carton. As the crowds grew, police arrived to maintain order. Instead, utter chaos ensued. The assembly of students was thrown into disarray as the police sprayed tear gas everywhere. Brian was hit in the forehead with a tear gas canister, a blow which threw him to the ground and nearly rendered him unconscious. Frightened and disoriented, he remained in a defenceless posture, while inhaling fumes from the canister at his side. People stampeded by him in fear. Those who didn’t flee were arrested.

As he lay injured on the ground, a police officer approached Brian and hit him on the top and back of his head with a Mag flashlight, splitting his skull open. The officer then proceeded to stomp on Brian’s back and entire body. Notwithstanding Brian’s screams for mercy, the abuse persisted. Four zip ties were then fastened to Brian’s hands behind his back. The officer then picked him up from behind, walked him into an alley about twenty feet away, and slammed his body into the ground, which fractured his right thumb. Repetition of the body slam caused shards of glass to pierce Brian’s forearm. He was then taken to a police paddy wagon, which the police sprayed the back of with mace and shut the doors.

At the hospital, police interrogated Brian despite his request for counsel and refusal to sign any documents. After Brian tested negative for drugs and alcohol, his doctor wanted to administer an anaesthetic for the purpose of stapling his head wounds. The police declined the medication for Brian. As a result, the procedure took place without any numbing agent. During intake at the jail, officers ridiculed Brian and called him “Zipper Head.” Unbeknownst to Brian, his blood-soaked clothes had been washed, in an effort to destroy evidence. Ultimately, Brian’s blood-stained wallet and paper money testified to the police officers’ conduct. Nevertheless, Brian’s problems were far from over. He was formally charged on five false counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to leave the scene of an emergency, rioting, and disorderly conduct.

Ultimately, Brian was acquitted of all charges at trial. Following the trial, Brian began working for a law office, where he remained for five years, assisting with his cases and developing a deep understanding of the criminal law. In light of Brian’s ordeal, his compassion for those faced with criminal charges was evident to everyone he encountered.

Brian has developed a profound affinity for criminal law, received his law degree, and has devoted his life to principles of fairness and justice in the treatment of his clients and the outcomes he seeks on their behalf.

Allen C. Gasper

Allen C. Gasper is The Gasper Law Group, PLLC’s Senior Partner and practices law in the Criminal Defence Division. He is among Colorado Springs’ top Criminal Defence trial attorneys and has practised law in the Colorado Springs area since 1999. He has appeared before and successfully argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court.

The Criminal Defence cases that Mr. Gasper handles include: DUI and DWAI, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence (Felony and Misdemeanour), Property Crimes (Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Identity Theft, and Theft), Violent Crimes (Assault, Robbery, and Menacing), Homicides, and Sex Offences. He also represents clients faced with restraining orders, in Parole, or with Post-Conviction Issues.

Mr. Gasper received his Law Degree from the University of Colorado, Denver College of Law in 1999. He has attended seminars at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College and is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defence Bar Association. He is a member of the El Paso County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Gasper has lived in the Colorado Springs area since 1982. He is well respected in the community for his work in the area of juvenile law. He has previously been a judge in the Colorado Springs Municipal Court’s Teen Court program and has volunteered in various youth services activities.

Mr. Gasper is married and has four children. When not practising law, Allen enjoys riding horses and is a member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders (PPRR). He owns the Bar Diamond X Ranch which is a horse training and event facility. Aside from horses Allen is also an accomplished singer and performer. In 2016 Allen wrote, produced, and directed the musical drama “A Colorado Christmas”.

William O. “Bill” James, Jr.

Since our founding in 1994, James Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of clients in criminal defence cases in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas. Our aggressive litigators are committed to protecting your due process rights and defending your freedom. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanour or capital murder, your case is important to us. James Law Firm will not be bullied by government authorities. We have the experience, skill and resources to challenge every element of the case against you and to force the prosecution to prove its case to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if the facts are against you, we can often secure a positive outcome by fighting for a reduction in charges, entry into a diversionary program or more lenient sentencing.

James Law Firm is exclusively focused on criminal law cases. Every lawyer at our firm is ready to find solutions to your legal problems. The benefits of working with our firm include:

  • Aggressive litigation — Our team features accomplished trial advocates and appellate lawyers who are experienced in handling cases all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We provide a consistent level of excellence throughout the cases we handle and the persistence required during appeals. We are one of the few criminal defence firms certified to defend people charged with capital offenses in Arkansas. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to win freedom for the defendant in every case.
  • Personalised attention — James Law Firm is one of the largest criminal defense firms in Arkansas, with all the resources you expect from a large firm. But we also provide personal, individualised service to every client. When you retain our services, you work one-on-one with a lawyer, and we offer 24-hour availability.
  • Reasonable fees — Our team approach helps keep your legal fees down. For most cases we offer fixed-fee arrangements.

Your choice of legal representation can be the single biggest factor affecting the outcome of your case, so it’s important to select a proven legal team that is determined to fight for you.

Benjamin Brafman

Benjamin Brafman is the principal of a seven-lawyer firm, Brafman & Associates, P.C., located in Manhattan. Mr. Brafman’s firm specialises in criminal law with an emphasis on White Collar criminal defense.

Mr. Brafman, a former Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has been in private practice since 1980. Mr. Brafman is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was selected by New York Magazine as the “Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York.” Mr. Brafman was presented with the “first” ever Clarence Darrow Award for Distinguished Practitioner by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and most recently, he received the Robert M. Morgenthau Award from the Police Athletic League for outstanding achievements in the field of Criminal Defense.

Mr. Brafman has represented a wide range of high-profile celebrities, business leaders, lawyers and professionals in major criminal cases throughout the country, Canada, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. Mr. Brafman’s acquittal record in complex criminal trials is among the highest in New York City and he lectures widely throughout the United States on issues related to trial advocacy.