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Justice Constandinos "Deno" Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in February 2015 by Governor Gary Herbert. Prior to his appointment, he served as a trial court judge for over 10 years. Justice Himonas graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1989. Upon graduating from law school, Justice Himonas returned to Utah and spent 15 years working as a litigator for the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, where he focused on complex civil litigation. Justice Himonas has served as the chairperson of the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, co-chairperson of the Third District Court's Pro Bono Committee, and member of the Judicial Conduct Commission. He currently serves on the Utah Judicial Council, as the Chair of the Supreme Courts task force for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, the Chair of the Judicial Councils task force on Online Dispute Resolution, the Co-chair of the Supreme Courts regulatory reform task force, as well as on a number of national committees. Justice Himonas has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and has been honored by the College of Law as an Honorary Alumnus of the Year. He is a recipient of the Judicial Excellence award from the Utah State Bar and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association. 8/20

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