Carol Mortensen

Carol Mortensen

Law Office of Carol Mortensen, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • Utah
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Summary

Carol Mortensen brings over 10 years of counseling and advocacy experience into her legal practice. She has worked as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and Social Service Worker for many years prior to joining the legal profession. As a result, Carol has a unique and comprehensive insight into the dynamics of individuals and families dealing with the judicial system.

Family & Juvenile Law Expertise:
Carol is a long time and committed advocate for individuals and families dealing with issues such as: divorce, custody and domestic violence. She has worked extensively with DCFS, Dependency Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court and has worked with youth in Juvenile Delinquency proceedings.

Criminal Law Expertise:
Carol has advocated for clients in the Justice and District Courts and through Drug Court Programs for drug related charges, DUI / DWI, domestic violence, assault, probation / parole violations, theft and other property crimes.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
US District Court, District of Utah
Professional Experience
Law Office of Carol Mortensen, PLLC
Managing Attorney
- Current
Managing attorney of Ogden based law firm serving Northern Utah. Focused on Family, Juvenile and Criminal Defense Law.
Court Supportive Services
District Manager
Developed and managed Outpatient Treatment Program serving Northern Utah. Advocated for clients as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in Justice and District Court systems.
Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prosecutor's Office, Special Department for War Crimes
International Legal Intern
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Performed legal research, analysis, witness and trial preparation and drafted closing arguments for the prosecution of War Crimes / Crimes Against Humanity.
Salt Lake District Attorney's Office - Criminal Justice Division
Law Clerk
Worked with trial attorney's performing research and writing of legal motions and memoranda.
US District Court, District of Utah
Extern
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Served as a judicial extern for Judge Dee Benson.
Utah Attorney General's Office - Child Protection Division
Law Clerk
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Performed legal research and drafted legal memoranda, motions and petitions.
Clinical Consultants
Contract Consultant / LSAC
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Facilitated treatment groups at the Utah State Prison and Salt Lake Day Reporting Center for inmates, parolees and probationers focusing on family dynamics, drug addiction, and cognitive restructuring.
Odyssey House of Utah, Women and Children's Program
Facility and Case Manager, Dependency Drug Court Liaison, Prevention Specialist
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Provided case management and counseling to individuals and families dealing with drug dependency, domestic violence issues, negative family dynamics and criminal thinking errors.
Wasatch Youth Center
Youth Corrections Technician II
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Counseled youth in secure care with criminal thinking errors and drug addiction.
Education
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: -- CALI Achievement Award -- -- John Farr and Ann Clayson Larson Scholarship -- -- Lloyd G. Balfour Scholarship -- -- Mary Cherry Mosslander Roberts Scholarship -- -- Minority Law Caucus Scholarship -- -- Nagoya International Scholarship -- -- Olga V. Alexandria Scholarship -- -- Pro Bono Initiative Certificate
Activities: -- International Legal Issues Society - -- Minority Law Caucus - -- Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Magister - -- Public Interest Law Organization - -- Women's Law Caucus, Treasurer
University of Utah
B.S. | Psychology; Sociology; Criminal Justice
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London Law Consortium, London, England
Law
Professional Associations
Women Lawyers of Utah
Women Lawyers of Utah
Current
Member
Utah Association for Justice
Current
Member
Salt Lake City and County Bar
Current
Member
Young Lawyers of Utah
Current
Member
Utah State Bar
Current
Member
American Bar Association
Current
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Public Defender
Public Defender
- Current
Activities: Represent parents involved with DCFS and juveniles in delinquency matters.
Certifications
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
Utah - Inactive
Social Service Worker
Utah - active
Attorney
Utah State Bar - Active
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Law Office of Carol Mortensen, PLLC
2550 Washington Blvd, Suite 325
Ogden, UT 84401
USA
Telephone: (801) 866-1046
Fax: (801) 399-4194