Attorney Jaime E. Wiley attended law school at the University of Utah, where she received certificates of study in both Criminal Law and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Ms. Wiley also successfully competed on the SJ Quinney's national negotiation team. Ms. Wiley was admitted to the Utah Bar in January 2021 and has focused her practice primarily on criminal defense and family law.
Before beginning law school, Ms. Wiley had a successful career working in the mental health field with high risk youth and disadvantaged families. Ms. Wiley was certified in "Wraparound Services" and assisted in piloting the first program in Utah to bring these services to junior high and high schools; this program is still successful in Utah today. This experience gave Ms. Wiley a unique insight into issues facing many clients and families, as well as experience in both the juvenile justice system and cases involving DCFS.
During law school, Ms. Wiley focused on criminal defense, wrongful convictions, and victims' rights. She was a public defense intern and handled dozens of hearings and trials before graduating law school. Ms. Wiley was also an intern at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center where she received specialized training and represented victims of human trafficking. She also assisted in drafting and enacting public policy changes in Ohio's criminal system. In both Utah and Ohio, Ms. Wiley worked on post-conviction cases representing wrongfully convicted persons.
Since being admitted to the Utah Bar, Ms. Wiley has achieved a significant number of dismissals and acquittals while representing criminally accused clients. She also has a particular talent in negotiating impressive plea deals. Ms. Wiley believes in getting to know each client's personal circumstances and tailoring her strategy to fit the unique needs of every client.
Ms. Wiley also specializes in DUI defense and successfully completed the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing student course for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Having completed the same field sobriety testing training course as police officers in Utah, Ms. Wiley has the experience to challenge an investigating officer's performance of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during his/her investigation of DUI.