When You Hire Conyers & Nix, You Hire A Team
We, Kate Conyers and Jesse Nix, met while working at Salt Lake Legal Defenders, one of the most recognized criminal defense firms in Utah. After branching out and starting our practice in 2018, we decided to dedicate our practice to helping clients overcome criminal charges.
As a firm, we handle and oversee every aspect of every case together, so when you decide to hire Conyers & Nix, you don’t just hire one of us, you hire both of us. What the means is that you always a team in your corner, ready to fight for you.
With over a decade of experience practicing criminal defense inside and outside of the courtroom, we’ve represented thousands of clients, working by their side no matter what the scenario. Our fierce advocacy for our clients has cemented our reputation as top criminal defense lawyers in Salt Lake City.
We work to be a trusted resource for our clients in all stages of the process, whether that be prior to being charged, when you are charged, or after charges have been filed. No matter what stage you may be in, we are here to unearth creative solutions to help receive the outcome you are looking for.
We are also incredibly transparent, and will honestly explain your options and how we could help. We do not plead out our clients unless there isn’t another choice. Typically, we examine other options first such as dismissal and diversion, which would mean that your case would be dismissed or you’d perform community service and/go to a treatment program and make restitution for a crime. Ultimately, we fight for our clients so that they can move forward with their lives in the most productive way possible.
We participate in jury trials, bench trials, preliminary hearings, motions, cross-examinations of witnesses, depositions, pleadings, and sentencings, and we’re known for defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in District Courts and Justice Courts.
Kate Conyers is the former President of Women Lawyers of Utah and serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, YWCA Utah, the Salt Lake County Bar Association, and the Utah Minority Bar Association. She has received many national and state awards, including the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court, Utah State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
Jesse Nix is the former president of the Utah Minority Bar Association. He serves as President of the board of directors for Plan-B Theatre Company, and has served on the board of directors for the Utah Pride Center and S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association. He was the intern supervisor at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, serves on the Utah Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Model Utah Jury Instructions, and was nominated by Salt Lake County’s Judicial Nominating Commission to become a Judge in the Salt Lake City Justice Court.