Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Deno Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in 2015. For the decade prior, he served as a district court judge, where he was able to try hundreds of criminal, civil, and family law cases and run a felony drug court. In addition to his judicial duties, Justice Himonas has taught at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He is the 2017 Honorary Alumnus of the Year of the S.J. Quinney law school, a recipient of the Judicial Excellence award from the Utah State Bar, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Justice Himonas is deeply involved in the access-to-justice movement and often can be found speaking about access-to-justice issues around the country. He currently chairs two access-to-justice task forces, one on licensed paralegal practitioners and the other on online dispute resolution, and co-chairs a third, which is reimagining the regulation of the practice of law.