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Governor Cox appoints Charles Stormont to Third District Court


June 14, 2023


Emma Williams

Governor’s office

(385) 303-4383,

Governor Cox appoints Charles Stormont in the Third District Courthouse

SALT LAKE CITY (June 14, 2023) — Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox has appointed Charles Stormont to the Third District Courthouse to fill the vacancy left by Judge Amy Oliver’s appointment to the Utah Court of Appeals. Stormont’s nomination requires confirmation by the Utah Senate.

« Charles has a strong commitment to public service and a broad range of experiences that will enhance his court service, » Governor Cox said. « We appreciate his willingness to serve in this new capacity. »

Stormont currently serves as the Utah Department of Transportation’s Director of Right-of-Way and Property Management, where he oversees a myriad of complex real estate functions. Prior to joining UDOT in 2018, Stormont was a senior counsel in the Utah Transit Authority, of counsel to Fabian VanCott, a member of Stormont Billings PLLC, and an assistant attorney general in the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

« I am honored by Governor Cox’s appointment to Third District Court and the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Utah, » Stormont said. « If confirmed by the Utah Senate, I pledge to uphold the principles of integrity, respect, fairness and compliance with the law. »

Stormont currently serves on the Utah Bar of Utah Third District Pro Bono Commission, Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Resources for Self-Represented Parties, Utah Bar Association Access to Justice Commission Utah and other legal businesses. Civic involvement includes board member of The Road Home, board member of the IJ & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, and candidate for Utah Attorney General.

Stormont holds a BA in political science from Davidson College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has received awards including the SJ Quinney College of Law, the Pro Bono Initiative 2016 Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney Award, the Utah Judicial Council 2015 Service to the Courts Award, the International Right of Way Association 2018 Government Employer of the Year Award, and the Utah Department of Transportation 2019 Innovation Award.

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