Attorney Carlos Trujillo
Carlos was born and raised in San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela. At age 18 he moved to the United States because he believed that in the United States his dreams were possible if he was willing to work hard to achieve them. However, this decision brought struggles, challenges and achievements that have helped shape the attorney that he is today.
Carlos began his studies at the LDS Business College, where he earned a Degree in Business and Accounting Certificate. He continued his education at the University of Utah, earning his BA in Political Science. While studying at the University of Utah, he was also able to be an intern for the IRC (International Rescue Committee). And he was awarded the Pete Suazo Award from the Hinckley Institute of Politics, for his outstanding work as an intern. Carlos attended Law School at Thomas M. Cooley in Michigan, where he graduated Cum Laude. And to complete his education, he spent his last semester working for the Honorable Judge Thorne in the Court of Appeals of the State of Utah.
Carlos is licensed to practice law in Utah, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Carlos is available during limited times as a speaker for seminars, in order to educate the community. If interested, please contact our office directly to inquire about his availability
Attorney Sylvia Grace Acosta
Ms. Acosta is an AV-rated lawyer experienced in trial, arbitration and mediation who has been named among Utah’s Legal Elite for the past several years. Her practice areas include, family law, workers compensation law, personal injury, insurance defense and business law.
Ms. Acosta served as President of the Utah Minority Bar Association from 2009 to 2010, sat as an ex-officio member of Utah Bar Commission from 2010 to 2011, as Utah Bar Commissioner from 2016 to 2019, is a former law clerk to Judge William A. Thorne of the Utah Court of Appeals and is a former law clerk to the Honorable John F. Wright of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Ms. Acosta graduated in 1994 from Auburn University with a B.S. in both psychology and English and received her J.D. in 1997 from the University of Nebraska, graduating with academic honors. Ms. Acosta sat on the Utah Supreme Court ethics committee and heard bar complaints from 2008-2012.
Ms. Acosta is also a judge pro tempe and hears small claims cases in Salt Lake City Small Claims Court and is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Acosta was a member of the Utah Multicultural Legal Center Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009 and has sat on the career development committee for the Women Lawyers of Utah for many years. Ms. Acosta currently sits on the Utah State Library Board as the governor’s appointee and was appointed by the Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Third District of Utah from 2014 to 2018. Ms. Acosta was admitted as a fellow to the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only, trial lawyer honor society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of North American lawyers, judges and scholars. Ms. Acosta was also featured in the Spring 2016 Attorney at Law magazine. Ms. Acosta is a high-energy, hard-working mother of two who enjoys camping, hiking and experiencing the outdoors with her children & husband