Providing the highest quality of legal representation at a reasonable cost.
Providing the highest quality of legal representation at a reasonable cost.
The Law Firm of Stowell, Crayk & Bown
The Law Firm of Stowell, Crayk & Bown

Chris Bown, Partner Esquire

Mr. Christopher Bown is an experienced attorney with a solid reputation of over 17 years of service. He is arguably the best criminal defense attorney in Utah.  Before joining Stowell, Crayk and Bown PLLC, he was a partner attorney for Crippen and Cline. He also worked at the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor for 12 years. He has won numerous public service awards and is recognized by his attorney peers as one to go to, to get legal advice.


He has earned his exceptional reputation with an estimated 17,500 hours in the court room in front of many judges and juries.  In addition to criminal work, Mr. Bown has handled numerous civil litigation in the courts.  He has been the lead counsel in over 30 jury trials including homicides. Chris has prepared briefs for the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals. He has argued cases in front of the Utah Supreme Court.


Chris graduated at the top of his class from the University of Utah Law School in Estate Planning and Family Law.  He has been published in the Journal of Law and Family Studies.  Chris received the Leary Scholar award  in Family Law and Trusts & Estates.  


Chris has provided service to numerous people in Salt Lake County.  For two years, Chris served as a Salt Lake County Alcohol and Drug Planning and Allocation Council member providing advice, support and advocacy to the Salt Lake County Division of Substance Abuse Services who serves as the local authority for the delivery of treatment and prevention services in Salt Lake County. He has also  volunteered for the Utah State Bar as a Tuesday Night Coordinator providing free legal counsel to members of the public and recruited and supervised other attorneys to do the same.


Se Hablo Espanol?  He speaks and reads Spanish fluently. Chris easily translates for Spanish speaking defendants, witnesses, and victims during court proceedings, attorney interviews, and assessment interviews.


Chris knows how to protect you, your family, and your assets.

The bottom line is, Chris understands the Utah court systems, he knows the law, he is exceptional in front of juries, he knows most of the attorneys in the state of Utah, and the judges know and respect him.  Chris will professionally protect your constitutional rights and property with the highest standard of diligence, knowledge and advice. Chris is your criminal defense Utah attorney.




  • American Bar Association Member, 2001 - Present
  • Utah Bar Association Member, 2001 – Present
  • Utah Estate Planning Association
  • Utah Legal Defenders Association

Contact Us

Stowell Crayk and Bown PLLC The Law Firm

2225 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84115


Phone: (801) 944-3459

Fax: (801) 483-0705

Email Vicky Nicolaides

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Monday- Friday 9am to 5pm


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