I don't think there is anything in life more difficult to overcome than addiction. Plus, it's a constant challenge that stays with a person for the rest of their life. Hopefully, some of what we're doing is making the path to recovery a little easier. Any part we can play to do that is worth whatever time and resources we can contribute.
Greg Skordas is a shareholder in the firm of Skordas, Caston & Hyde, LLC. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, criminal appeals, attorney disciplinary matters, juvenile defense and police labor law. Greg is the former Chief Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney, where he worked as a prosecutor from 1987 until 1995. Prior to his employment at the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, he worked for the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Association.
Greg is a past President of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar. He has served on the Utah Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice, the Utah Sexual Violence Council, and on the Boards of the Children's Justice Center at the Utah Law Related Education Project, as well as serving as attorney for the Board of the Rape Recovery Center and Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center. He has also served as legal advisor to the Intermountain Division of the National Ski Patrol.
Greg was the 1993 recipient of the Distinguished Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Utah State Bar. In 1991, he was the first recipient of the Scott M. Matheson award for service to law related education. He has been an instructor at the National College of District Attorneys and currently instructs at the . Greg is also an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at the , which is where he received his B.S. and J.D. degrees.
In 1990, and 1991, he was honored by the Legal Assistance Program at the as the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award. He received a Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award from the in May, 2005. Greg has also received special recognition awards from the Salt Lake Area Gang Project in 1992, the Utah Courts in 1993, and the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Association in 2006. Greg has been named one of the best 100 lawyers in Utah.
In 1995, Greg was part of a small contingent of Utah lawyers sent to attend a Conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
That group help put together Utah’s first Drug Court in 1996. Five years later, Greg formed the Friends of Drug Court Foundation, a Utah Non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the thousands of Drug Court graduates and alumni.