Mr. Bastian is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on trial and appellate work in criminal defense, personal injury, transportation, and healthcare law. Mr. Bastian has conducted over thirty jury trials, including aggravated murder, rape, sex crimes against children, aggravated assault, DUI and various property and drug crimes. He cares about and works hard to serve the best interests of his clients.
After graduating cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, during which he served as Chair of the Trail Advocacy Team, Mr. Bastian clerked for the Honorable Fred D. Howard in the Fourth Judicial District Court. Following his clerkship, Mr. Bastian prosecuted criminal cases as a Deputy Utah County Attorney for eight years, during several of which he served as a liaison to Utah County’s Major Crimes and Sex Crimes Task Forces. Mr. Bastian’s last three years as a prosecutor were focused almost exclusively on sexual assault and domestic violence cases, ultimately supervising the Special Victims’ Unit.
Mr. Bastian is a member of the A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Courts and was tapped as a statewide trainer of other prosecutors by the Utah Prosecution Council. He prides himself on an excellent reputation in Utah’s legal community. More importantly, he is known as the best dad in the world by four kids and two dogs.
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah: JD (Cum Laude) – 2011
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Graduate Studies in Biomechanics and Physiology – 2006-2007
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah: BS in Zoology, Minor in Chemistry – 2004
Admitted to Practice
State of Utah, 2011
United States District Court for the District of Utah, 2011
American Bar Association
Utah State Bar
A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Courts
Federal Bureau of Investigation Outstanding Record Recognition
Chief’s Recognition for Outstanding Service, Orem Police
Service Recognition: Utah County Sex Crimes Task Force, 2017-2019
Service Recognition: Utah County Major Crimes Task Force, 2016-2017
Utah Prosecution Council Statewide Trainer
J. Reuben Clark Law School Trial Advocacy Chair, 2010-2011