Richard Mauro graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1988. Mr. Mauro’s first client as a lawyer was charged with murder. After convincing a jury to reduce the charge, and making several successful post-trial motions, the trial judge eventually accepted a plea to felony assault resulting in a sentence of less than five years. Since that time, Mr. Mauro has devoted his entire career to representing persons charged with criminal offenses.

In 1989, Mr. Mauro worked for one year as a law clerk at the Utah Court of Appeals, and in 1990 accepted a criminal defense trial lawyer position at the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. Mr. Mauro was soon promoted to misdemeanor chief where he supervised and trained other lawyers in the defense of DUI/DWI, domestic assault, and drug cases, and successfully tried to verdict a number of those cases. In 1993, Mr. Mauro was elevated to the felony division where he handled the most serious of felony cases including rape, sexual assault, drug possession and distribution, thefts and burglaries, aggravated assaults, felony DUI, automobile homicide and murder cases.

Because of his high degree of training and experience, Mr. Mauro is qualified to represent persons charged with the most serious of crimes, capital murder, and as a successful Utah defense attorney, Richard has handled several capital cases in Utah state and federal court.

In 1997, Mr. Mauro left the Utah state public defender's office to start his own Utah criminal defense law firm. Mr. Mauro spends approximately half his time representing persons statewide in DUI/DWI, sexual assault, theft, drug, and assault and domestic assault and homicide cases. The other half of his practice is in federal court and includes complex federal drug conspiracy and racketeering cases, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, drug distribution charges, and child pornography cases.

Mr. Mauro is a former adjunct professor at the University of Utah College of Law, past president of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, and has been voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyer’s in Utah.