Max Wheeler’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has a reputable practice for his many high-profile cases, both as a federal prosecutor and while in private practice. Two of his noteworthy cases, include the Novell v. Microsoft antitrust case and the 2002 Utah Olympics bribery case.
Max’s practice includes many years as a trial lawyer which began in Washington D.C., where he joined the Criminal Section of the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. In that position, he traveled throughout the United States prosecuting criminal tax cases in various federal courts.
Max has practiced law in the highest echelons in Utah, during his time in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, where he represented the federal government in both civil and criminal cases. He held various positions under several administrations and under four different United States attorneys, including Chief Criminal Assistant and First Assistant, United States Attorney.
After leaving government service in 1979, Max entered private practice and joined SCM. For more information about Max’s practice and SCM’s criminal defense work, please visit our Criminal Defense Law Utah website.
- J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1968
- B.S., Weber State University, Political Science, 1965
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- United States Supreme Court
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, District of Utah