United States District Court for the District of Utah
|United States District Court for the District of Utah
|Appeals to||Tenth Circuit|
|Established||July 16, 1894|
|Chief judge||Ted Stewart|
The United States District Court for the District of Utah (in case citations, D. Utah) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Utah. The court is based in Salt Lake City with another courtroom in Ogden.
Appeals from the District of Utah are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court.
According to 28 U.S.C. § 133(a), the District of Utah is allowed five active district judges. These include: Chief Judge Ted Stewart, Judge Dee Benson and Judge Clark Waddoups, who was confirmed on September 26, 2008.
Federal judicial districts are also allowed to utilize “Senior” Judges in addition to the limit set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 133(a). Currently the active Senior Judges within the District of Utah include: Bruce S. Jenkins, David Sam, Dale A. Kimball, who assumed senior status on November 30, 2009, and Tena Campbell, who assumed senior status on January 1, 2011.
 Current judges
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|13||Chief Judge||Ted Stewart||Salt Lake City||1948||1999–present||2011-present||—||Clinton|
|10||District Judge||Dee Benson||Salt Lake City||1948||1991–present||1999–2006||—||G.H.W. Bush|
|15||District Judge||Clark Waddoups||Salt Lake City||1946||2008–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|16||District Judge||David Nuffer||Salt Lake City||1952||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|17||District Judge||Robert J. Shelby||Salt Lake City||1970||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|6||Senior District Judge||Bruce Sterling Jenkins||Salt Lake City||1927||1978–1994||1984–1993||1994–present||Carter|
|9||Senior District Judge||David Sam||Salt Lake City||1933||1985–1999||1997–1999||1999–present||Reagan|
|11||Senior District Judge||Tena Campbell||Salt Lake City||1944||1995–2011||2006–2011||2011–present||Clinton|
|12||Senior District Judge||Dale A. Kimball||Salt Lake City||1939||1997–2009||(none)||2009–present||Clinton|
 Former Judges
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||John Augustine Marshall||UT||1854–1941||1896–1915||(none)||(none)||Cleveland||resignation|
|2||Tillman Davis Johnson||UT||1858–1953||1915–1949||(none)||1949–1953||Wilson||death|
|3||Willis William Ritter||UT||1899–1978||1949–1978||1954–1978||(none)||Truman||death|
|4||Albert Sherman Christensen||UT||1905–1996||1954–1971||(none)||1971–1996||Eisenhower||death|
|5||Aldon Junior Anderson||UT||1917–1996||1971–1984||1978–1984||1984–1996||Nixon||death|
|7||David Keith Winder||UT||1932–2009||1979–1997||1993–1997||1997–2009||Carter||death|
|8||John Thomas Greene, Jr.||UT||1929-2011||1985–1997||(none)||1997–2011||Reagan||death|
|14||Paul G. Cassell||UT||1959–present||2002–2007||(none)||(none)||G.W. Bush||resignation|
 See also
- Senate confirms new judge for Utah, Deseret News, 9/27/2008
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 7, 1916, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 18, 1916, and received commission on January 18, 1916.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1950, and received commission on July 7, 1950.
- United States District Court for the District of Utah Official Website
- District of Utah Federal Court Practice blog