Justice Constandinos Himonas

Justice Constandinos “Deno” Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in February 2015. 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 in economics from the University of Utah in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1989. Upon graduating from law school, he returned to Utah and spent 15 years working as a litigator, focusing 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 Court’s task force for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners and the Chair of the Judicial Council’s task force on Online Dispute Resolution, as well as on a number of national groups. Justice Himonas can often be found speaking to local, national, or international audiences on access-to-justice issues. And he is currently deeply involved in efforts aimed at reimagining how the legal profession is regulated in the United States. 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 Rebuilding Justice Award from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System and the Judicial Excellence Award from the Utah State Bar and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association.