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ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN A. PEARCE

Justice John A. Pearce was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in November 2015. He was selected as Associate Chief Justice in July2022. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Justice Pearce served on the Utah Court of Appeals. He holds a degree in economics from theUniversity of Utah, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley. Justice Pearce graduated from Cyprus HighSchool in Magna, Utah. Justice Pearce started his legal career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California. For many years, Justice Pearce was a shareholder and member of the Executive Committee at Jones Waldo in Salt Lake City. Between 2009 and 2013, Justice Pearce served as General Counsel to Governor Gary R. Herbert. Justice Pearce teaches Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. And he is the proud recipient of the Utah Minority Bar Association's Jimi Mitsunaga Excellence in the Law award and the S.J. Quinney College of Law Honorary Alumnus of the Year award.Justice Pearce has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Salt Lake County Bar Executive Committee, theGuardian ad Litem Oversight Committee, the Juvenile Indigent Representation Task Force, and the Governmental Records Accessand Management Act Working Group. 7/12