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Adam  Alba
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Salt Lake City Attorney
Adam Alba

Phone: 801.359.9000


Languages: Icelandic, English

Adam Alba is an associate at Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood whose practice consists of complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense in state and federal courts.

Mr. Alba has been practicing as a trial attorney since graduating from law school, and has obtained favorable results for his clients at jury trials and with motions before the court. For example, in 2014 Mr. Alba prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in federal court which effectively dismissed all claims against his client in a suit for employment discrimination and other related claims. Additionally, before Joining Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, Mr. Alba was a trial attorney with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association where he chaired more than twenty jury trials and obtained not guilty verdicts and dismissals in all types of criminal cases.

Mr. Alba graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 with a degree in philosophy. He obtained his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2010 where he attended on full scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Alba clerked in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Alba was also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Journal for the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr. Alba is active in the legal community. He has served on the boards of the Young Lawyers Division, the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Utah Minority Bar Association. He is currently serving as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Evidence. Recently, Mr. Alba was voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s 2017 “Legal Elite,” as published in Utah Business Magazine.

Areas of Practice:

  • Complex Civil Litigation/Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:

  • Utah, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2016


George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia – 2010

  • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Law Journal: Journal of American Intellectual Property Law Association , Member

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • B.S.
  • Major: Philosophy

Published Works:

In Utah, Scanning a Person’s Face or Iris to Determine Identity is a Search Justified Only in Limited Circumstances , Utah Bar Journal, November, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Utah Minority Bar Association, Member , 2014 – Present
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2010 – Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Department of Justice, Law Clerk
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, Trial Attorney


  • Icelandic

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Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

1500 East Arlington Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
United States

Law Firm Contact: Matthew B. McCune

Tel: 801.359.9000

Fax: 801.359.9011



Member Since: 1999

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