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

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has appointed John D. Luthy to the Utah State Court of Appeals. Judicial appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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

Luthy is a Cache Valley native and has been practicing law since 2003. Currently, Luthy serves as Cache County Attorney, overseeing criminal prosecution in Cache County. Prior to that, he served as chief civil deputy county attorney in Cache County and was an attorney in private practice at Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore in Logan and Suitter Axland in Salt Lake City. In addition, Luthy taught legal research, analysis and writing and advanced legal writing at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Luthy has clerked for Judges Gregory K. Orme and Russell W. Bench of the Utah Court of Appeals and Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court. He received a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in political science and 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. “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.”