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

Oct 4, 2022, 9:00 PM
Gov. Spencer Cox appointed John D. Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals on Tuesday....
Gov. Spencer Cox delivers his 2022 State of the State address to all Utahns, House and Senate members, Utah Supreme Court Justices, State Auditor, State Treasurer and Utah Attorney General at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Photo credcit: 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.

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“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.

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