Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed David Williams as a judge for the Second District Court.

“David Williams has a nuanced understanding of the law that will serve him well on the Second District Court,” Gov. Herbert said. “I believe he will be unbiased and bring honesty and integrity to the bench.”

For the past 16 years, Williams has worked at Stoel Rives, representing a variety of clients in complex business litigation. Formerly, he clerked for the Honorable Judge Dee V. Benson, District Court Chief Judge for the District of Utah. He received his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

“I am honored and humbled to have been appointed by Gov. Herbert,” Williams said. “I appreciate his trust and, if confirmed, will work hard to serve those in the Second District to the best of my abilities.”

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.