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J Robert Latham

J Robert Latham

Criminal Defense and Child Welfare Lawyer
J. Robert Latham, J.D., P.C.
Saint George, UT
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About J Robert Latham

Attorney Biography

Rob Latham wants you to be free ... free from unjust prosecutions and adjudications. He provides his clients with a broad range of expertise and working knowledge of the legal system. He is a fourth-generation Utah native and has spent more than a decade championing our ability to pursue happiness and enjoy the blessings of liberty.

Mr. Latham gathered petition signatures, advocated, and campaigned for the passage of Utah's medical cannabis initiative, Proposition 2.

Yet, despite recent improvements in Utah law for medical cannabis patients, traps for the unwary remain.

For example, the state of Utah has imposed requirements for individuals to have a "qualifying condition" and a "medical cannabis card" to possess cannabis in a "medicinal dosage form." In addition, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act "does not authorize a medical cannabis cardholder to smoke or combust cannabis or to use a device to facilitate the smoking or combustion of cannabis."

Drivers found with a non-psychoactive, but measurable, metabolite of cannabis (11-nor-9-carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol) in their body may still be prosecuted for DUI pursuant to section 41-6a-517 of the Utah Code if other unprescribed controlled substances are detected.

A newborn child found with a measurable metabolite of cannabis in the child's body may be supported for abuse or neglect by a child protective services agency, and a child welfare matter petitioned against the parents in juvenile court by the attorney general's office.

Mr. Latham has devoted a significant portion of his practice advocating on behalf of individuals facing prosecution or threats to their parental rights in circumstances involving the possession or use of cannabis.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (50%)
Child Welfare Law (15%)
Marijuana Law (10%)
DUI / DWI (5%)
Juvenile Defense (5%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (4%)
Drug Crimes (3%)
Domestic Violence (3%)
Sex Crimes (3%)
Federal Crimes (2%)
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Bar Licenses

Utah State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Utah College of Law
Juris Doctor


Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Utah Family Defenders Association

Life Member
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL)

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Awards & Honors

Appellate Attorney of the Year
Parental Defense Alliance of Utah

New Parental Defender of the Year
Parental Defense Alliance of Utah

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
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Case Results - J Robert Latham

TPR vacated
Defense of familial rights
Aug 2018
Mr. Latham successfully appealed a termination of parental rights for a parent before the Utah Court of Appeals in , and successfully defended the Utah Court of Appeals’ landmark decision on appeal ...

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J Robert Latham
J. Robert Latham, J.D., P.C.
3143 South 840 East Suite 420
Saint George, UT 84790
Office: 435-200-4872

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.