Mike Branum

Mike Branum

Gallian Welker & Beckstrom
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury
  • Arizona, Nevada, Utah
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Biography

After spending most of my adult life running into burning buildings or keeping people alive in the back of ambulances, I went to law school. I have lived and worked in North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, and now I have settled into the beautiful red rock surroundings of southwest Utah - Utah's "Dixie."

With over fifteen years of nursing experience on top of my career in emergency medicine, I have the background to understand the medical aspects of personal injury cases and to assist veterans in making compelling cases for the grant of benefits they deserve.

I am licensed in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. I practice in Mohave County in Arizona, Clark County (primarily Mesquite Justice and Municipal Courts) in Nevada, and the courts of southern Utah. I focus primarily on criminal and family law cases and assisting disabled veterans with their battle for benefits with the VA. I will consult on other civil matters and provide referrals if I do not believe I am the right attorney for your case.

If you are having a "legal emergency," give me a call. I will assist you in getting back to normal.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Area
  • Veterans Disability Benefits
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 34464
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Nevada
State Bar of Nevada
ID Number: 15018
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Utah
Utah State Bar
ID Number: 17003
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Gallian Welker & Beckstrom
- Current
Education
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
J.D. (2018)
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Honors: Pro Bono Honors
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Masters in Public Administration (2005)
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Excelsior College
Associates Degree in Nursing (2003)
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North Carolina State University
B.S. (1991) | Biological Sciences
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar
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Southern Utah Bar Association
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Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Nevada Justice Association
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State Bar of Nevada
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State Bar of Arizona
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Utah Association for Justice
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American Inns of Court
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Clark County Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
311 Questions Answered
Q. Do two minors automatically become adults by law, if married at court with parental consent?
A: No, two minors who are married with parental permission are not automatically emancipated. A minor over the age of 16 can petition the courts to be emancipated, but they must show that they are capable of living independently from their parents. Your girlfriend will be able to make healthcare decisions for her child, but she will still be considered a minor unless she goes through the court process and can convince a judge that she is capable of handling the responsibilities of someone who is considered an adult. You have a child bride who is pregnant. You really should take advantage of being a child groom and take as much help from both sets of parents as you possibly can. You are about to enter adulthood with enormous handicaps, do not further handicap yourself, your girlfriend, and your future child by deluding yourself into thinking you are ready to head off into the world and act like an adult.
Q. If you commit this what are the possible punishments and what are the likely punishments for pleading guilty?
A: You would likely be charged with failure to control your vehicle (infraction) and leaving the scene of a property damage collision (misdemeanor). You will likely face a fine and a serious increase in your cost of insurance.
Q. How do I go about seeing my kids if they are with their mother and the mother has a order of protection against me?
A: If you cannot afford an attorney, however, DO NOT miss the deadline to oppose the protective order. Even if you agree to leave the order in place, you need to get before the judge and ask for a modification to allow you parent time. If there are allegations of violence, you may be constrained to supervised visitation until the matter is resolved. As Mr. Vincent stated, you really need a good family law attorney. Unrepresented parties historically do not fare well in these situations.
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Contact & Map
Gallian Welker & Beckstrom
965 E. 700 S.
Ste. 305
Saint George, UT 84790
Telephone: (435) 628-1682
Cell: (702) 613-8015
Fax: (435) 628-9561
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Cell phone voicemail and text message inquiries requiring an immediate response after hours will be handled as soon as possible.
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