Victor Sipos has worked as a litigation attorney for more than 18 years in Arizona, California and Utah. After many years of representing the largest corporations in America, Mr. Sipos discovered he was happiest when helping individuals harmed by criminal and careless acts of others. He now spends much of his practice helping such victims navigate the civil law system. He has enjoyed success at all levels of the civil law system, from small claims court to multiple victories before the Utah Supreme Court. Clients praise him for his honesty, down-to-earth style, and high quality work.
Sipos Law, PLLC dba Victim Law Center, South Jordan, UT (2005-Present)
Salt Lake County Auditor’s Office, Salt Lake City, UT (2005-2007)
Glynn & Finley, LLP, Walnut Creek, CA (2001-2005)
Brown & Bain, PA, Phoenix, AZ (1997-2000)
U.S. District Court, District of Utah, extern for Hon. Bruce S. Jenkins, SLC, UT (1996)
University of Columbia School of Law, New York, New York. 1998. Recognized as Stone Scholar (approximately top 20%)
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.; BA, International Relations, 1995. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Partial Justice Within the U.S. Judicial System: Differing Treatment of Males and Females, published in a textbook titled A RHETORIC FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, Prentice Hall (1997)(ISBN: 0134402723)
VICTOR A. SIPOS
Dawn Ceizler has worked as a litigation attorney for more than 15 years. She provides exceptional legal work to clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Ms. Ceizler runs the Law Offices of Dawn Ceizler and works with Victim Law Center on matters filed in California.
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), Berkeley, California. 2001. Recipient of the the American Jurisprudence Award and the Prosser Award. Editor of the Berkeley Womens' Law Journal and member of the La Raza Law Journal.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; BA, 1997. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
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Out of every 1,000 rapes:
Only 344 are reported to police
Only 63 result in an arrest
Only 13 get sent to prosecutors for review
Only 6 result in incarceration (rainn.org)
One in five American women are raped during their lives (National Sexual Violence Resource Center; National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center)
About one in five college undergraduate women are raped. (Huffington Post; Centers for Disease Control)
That means a college woman is twice as likely to be raped than a prisoner. (Human Rights Watch; New York Times)
Rape victims are often young:
About 1 in 4 victims are raped before turning 12
About half of victims are raped before turning 18
About 4 in 5 victims are raped before turning 25 (US Dept. of Justice)
More than 4 out of 5 rapes are committed by someone the victim knows (relative, friend, date, acquaintance) (rainn.org; US Dept. of Justice)
Rape is the only violent crime in Utah that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation. (Utah Dept. of Health)
In 2013, about 9% of Utah female high school students were physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to.
Rape is the most under-reported crime; only about one third of rapes gets reported; only about one eighth of sexual abuse gets reported. (NSVRC)
About 1 in 20 reports is false. (NSVRC)
A person can be sexually abused even if they have not been raped. The CDC estimates 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. (Center for Disease Control; NSVRC)
About 19 out of 20 times, sexual abuse is perpetrated by males, and about 3 out of 4 times, the male is adult. (NSVRC)
In Utah, sexual assault is usually committed by someone the victim knows:
About 31% of the time, it's a family member
About 21% of the time, it's a its an intimate partner acting without consent
About 14% of the time, it's a friend
About 10% of the time, it's a neighbor
About 2% of the time, it's a babysitter
About 2% of the time, it's a coworker (Utah Dept. of Health)
FACTS ABOUT RAPE &
CIVIL LAWS CAN HELP VICTIMS IGNORED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Most people are unaware of the powerful rights they have under civil laws, a system where victims control key decisions and a primary goal is to help them. Click here to learn more about how the civil justice system can help crime victims.
HELPING VICTIMS OF RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE
"Thanks for all your help, you’re the best attorney I have ever seen." -S.G.L.
“Victor is the only attorney I’ve ever needed, and I went into our case very nervous. He was so genuine and down to earth I felt comfortable & confident right away. Very soon into the case, I realized how sharp he is, and I became extremely grateful we had him on our side. He always made us feel welcome to ask him questions and was patient in explaining things. He seemed genuinely concerned for us, and our case. He treated us like good friends he was looking out for.” -- L.N.
"I must be honest I lost all faith in attorneys until I met you. I honestly felt that “all” attorneys just lied and did not care about their clients and all they cared about was the money. But having you and what you did for me has shown me that there are indeed great attorneys out there who do care and work hard for their clients and thanks to you I now have faith back into the legal system." - B.K.
"Victor has been the best advocate I could have asked for in resolving my dispute. His knowledge and professionalism has been superb... Victor was firm and steadfast against an unwilling opponent." -T.A., 2016
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If you are the vicim of any crime (rape, financial fraud, theft, assault, etc.) click here to request a free and confidential evaluation. We are committed to helping you understand your rights under the civil law system.
CHILD SEX ABUSE VICTIMS HAVE NEW RIGHTS
A new Utah law gives victims of child sexual abuse new ways to regain power over their lives and seek justice from perpetrators. Click here to learn more.
Victims of child sexual abuse often feel anger, pain or guilt for decades about what happened to them ... meanwhile perpetrators go on like they've done nothing wrong. Victims of sexual crime often feel ignored by the criminal law system, because fewer than 1% of rapists ever serve jail time. Victims often feel abandoned and perpetrators remain free to hurt others.
But victims of sexual crimes - whether it happened when they were children or adults - have powerful civil law rights that are different than criminal law rights.
We empower victims by showing them how to use civil laws to expose perpetrators, make them pay for the harm they caused, and prevent them from hurting others.