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U.S. Attorney John W. Huber

U.S. Attorney John W. Huber

Since June 2015, John W. Huber has served as the United States Attorney and lead federal law enforcement official in Utah. After nearly two years as a Presidential appointee in the previous administration, Mr. Huber was appointed to continue his service to the District of Utah by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions in March 2017. In August 2017, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s appointment of Mr. Huber to serve an additional four years as United States Attorney.

Mr. Huber graduated with honors from The University of Utah, and went on to complete his juris doctor degree at The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. He began his prosecution career in the Weber County Attorney’s Office, and later served as the Chief Prosecutor for West Valley City before joining the ranks of federal prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office in 2002. Mr. Huber is a veteran public servant who has devoted his career to the communities of Utah, where he is a life-long resident.

Prior to confirmation as the United States Attorney, Mr. Huber prosecuted a number of high profile federal cases and coordinated task forces that focused on violent crime and counter-terrorism. As a line prosecutor, he earned recognition from the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice over the course of two Presidential administrations. In 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft recognized Mr. Huber for his work in fighting violent crime, and in 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder honored Mr. Huber for his superior performance as a federal prosecutor. In Utah, he helped create and then lead the National Security Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office before being tasked to serve as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, a member of the office’s executive leadership team.

During his tenure as United States Attorney, Mr. Huber has focused on fighting back against an upward trend in violent crime, as well as targeting prosecutions against the outsized number of fraudsters who victimize Utah residents. He prioritizes law enforcement productivity and crime prevention through strong partnerships in the communities he serves. In recognition for his commitment and leadership as a career public servant, Mr. Huber has served on the esteemed Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, as well as co-chair of its Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. With his extensive specialized prosecutorial experience, Mr. Huber also co-chairs the interagency Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee in Washington, D.C. In 2017, Mr. Huber led the executive board of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area that serves Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. Mr. Huber also serves on the governing board of the Utah Statewide Information & Analysis Center.

Updated August 21, 2017