Hal Armstrong reviews and edits articles for FindLaw.com, LawInfo.com, and Abogado.com. Previously, he was the head of the Spanish department of a large personal injury firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hal has been a practicing attorney for 18 years and has experience in a variety of other legal fields as well, including family law, criminal law, and litigation.
Hal graduated from the University of Utah with an undergraduate degree in communication and a minor in Spanish. He then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Second Judicial District Court in Ogden, Utah, where he provided general research assistance to seven different judges and gained insight into the judicial decision-making process. He then worked for a boutique law firm handling municipal defense cases primarily in federal court, including a case that reached the United States Supreme Court. Hal also has worked as a prosecutor in municipal court and has operated his own law firm as a sole practitioner. Hal believes that justice must be accessible to all, and he has devoted a considerable portion of his practice to representing underserved communities.
Prior to law school, Hal worked as a Spanish and Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. He is still licensed as an attorney in Utah but now lives in northeast Ohio, where he spends his free time strolling through Ohio’s verdant woods with his wife and their two golden retrievers.