Gov. Cox appoints John Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals

Oct 4, 2022, 9:00 PM | Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 11:19 am
spencer cox is pictured, he just signed a bill about domestic violence lethality assessments...
Gov. Spencer Cox delivers his 2022 State of the State address. at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Laura Seitz/Deseret News)
(Laura Seitz/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox appointed John D. Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

All judicial appointments must be confirmed by the Utah Senate.

Luthy is a native of Cache Valley and currently serves as the Cache County Attorney. Previously, he was chief civil deputy county attorney in Cache County. Luthy has also served as an attorney for Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore in Logan and Suitter Axland in Salt Lake City.

In all, Luthy has been practicing law since 2003.

Utah State Court of Appeals nominee

“John is an accomplished attorney and public servant and will serve the people of Utah well,” Cox said in a news release. “I’m pleased he’s willing to take on this new responsibility and know he’ll perform his duties with care and professionalism.”

Luthy’s law background also includes clerking for Judges Gregory K. Orme and Russell W. Bench of the Utah Court of Appeals. Additionally, he also clerked for Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court.

Luthy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah State University. He also earned a juris doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

“I am deeply grateful to Gov. Cox for trusting me with an appointment to the Utah Court of Appeals,” Luthy said in a news release. “I have great respect for Utah’s appellate courts and the whole of our judiciary. If confirmed, I will strive to serve the people of Utah with the same integrity, humility, and commitment to the law that I have observed in those who already serve.”

Gov. Spencer Cox appointed John D. Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

John Luthy has been appointed by Gov. Spencer Cox to serve on the Utah State Court of Appeals. His appointment must be confirmed by the Utah Senate. Photo credit: Office of the Governor.

Read more:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

Crime, Police + Courts

police at ogden high school pictured after utah school shooting hoax...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

A former SLCPD officer discusses how police respond to copycat situations

Copycat situations are common following a school shooting such as the one that occurred in Tenneesse earlier this week. A former SLCPD talks to KSL NewsRadio how police respond.
1 day ago
Theb Utah Highway Patrol says three people died Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash i...
Samantha Herrera

Three people killed in two-vehicle crash on US-89 in Logan Canyon

US-89 is closed in Logan Canyon due to a crash. The Utah Highway Patrol says three people have died. The UHP says a Kia Rio crossed into oncoming lanes.
1 day ago
ogden high school pictured, it was a victim of a utah school shooting hoax...
Adam Small

Ogden High School community reacts to active shooter hoax

Ogden High School was one of several schools that got a call about an active shooter, leading law enforcement to lock the school down.
1 day ago
child labor...
Elizabeth Weiler

U.S. Department of Labor says Sodalicious violated child labor laws

SALT LAKE CITY — Four different locations of Utah soda and dessert shop Sodalicious went against federal child labor laws, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. By employing 19 minors and having them work long, non-permitted hours, the USDL found Sodalicious in violation.  Sodalicious‘ founding members are Annie and Kevin Auernig with 25 different […]
1 day ago
Granite School District pictured...
Samantha Herrera

Granite School District says it’s prepared in case of an active shooter

Granite School District's chief of staff says he is confident that officers with the school would have a quick and efficient response to an active shooter scenario.
1 day ago
police at ogden high school pictured after utah school shooting hoax...
Samantha Herrera

Multiple Utah schools received fake reports of school shooting, officials say

Several schools in Utah were the victims of fake school shooting reports Wednesday morning. Schools in other states reportedly faced a similar hoax.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Cheerful young woman writing an assignment while sitting at desk between two classmates during clas...
BYU EMBA at the Marriott School of Business

Hear it Firsthand: 6 Students Share Their Executive MBA Experience at BYU’s Marriott School of Business

The Executive MBA program at BYU offers great opportunities. Hear experiences straight from students enrolled in the program.
Skier being towed by a rider on a horse. Skijoring....
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking for a new winter activity? Try skijoring in Bear Lake

Skijoring is when someone on skis is pulled by a horse, dog, animal, or motor vehicle. The driver leads the skiers through an obstacle course over jumps, hoops, and gates.
Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five common causes of Cervical Cancer – and what you can do to lower your risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get ready for fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy.
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...

15 easy Christmas dinner ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Gov. Cox appoints John Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals