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ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE THOMAS R. LEE

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Thomas R. Lee was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court by Governor Gary Herbert in July 2010. Justice Lee has a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from Brigham Young University and a J.D. (with high honors) from the University of Chicago. After law school, Justice Lee served as a law clerk for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then for Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court. He then joined the law firm now known as Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless, where he became a shareholder. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice Lee was a full-time professor at the law school at Brigham Young University. He also developed a part-time appellate practice, arguing numerous cases in federal courts throughout the country and in the United States Supreme Court. In 2004 - 2005, Justice Lee served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Justice Lee currently serves as Associate Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. He also serves on the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and teaches on a part-time basis as a lecturer in law at Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School. 11/19

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