H.D. Gailey, finds purpose and meaning in his work defending people accused of Crime.
H.D. is a Utah native, an earned his bachelors degree in communication from the University of Utah, and his juris doctorate from the University of Idaho in 2006. H.D. spent the first years after graduating from law school representing large corporate entities in civil litigation. After a few years, H.D. was unable to find satisfaction in this line of work. He has since found the joy and satisfaction that come from obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients that are accused of criminal injustices. He enjoys defending the constitutional rights of all people. Including but not limited to: not guilty (acquittals), plea in abeyances, diversions, dismissals, and significantly reduced charges.
H.D. is resourceful and willing to put in the hours to get the job done, often resulting in creative solutions to difficult issues. H.D. is a fun loving individual with a calming demeanor. And while he takes each individual’s situation seriously has the ability to bring laughter to the most stressful situations.
H.D. gained valuable criminal experience while interning with the Moscow City Attorney’s Office, as well as the with the ADR Administrator & Staff Attorney U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and as a CASA volunteer for the Couer d’Alene Indian Tribe where he worked primarily with domestic violence and child abuse matters.
H.D. is a member of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the largest group of criminal defense attorneys in Utah.
Like H.D. the UACDL is dedicated to promoting and protecting justice by supporting the defense of the constitution and the rights of individuals
H.D. serves those he works with both in the public, private and academia sectors. He has taught paralegal courses to college level students looking to enter the legal field. In addition, has given countless seminars to college and high school students regarding business ethics.
H.D. sincerely believes in the virtues of criminal defense and the power it has to genuinely help those who are especially in need of legal protection.