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Meet the U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney John W. Huber


John W. Huber was nominated by President Barack Obama in February 2015 and confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2015 as United States Attorney for Utah. With the four-year appointment, he U.S. Attorney John W. Huberserves as the lead federal law enforcement official in Utah.

After graduating with honors from the University of Utah, Mr. Huber 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 served as a prosecutor at every trial court level in the State 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, where he earned recognition from the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice. In 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft recognized Mr. Huber for his ability to form and maintain community partnerships in fighting violent crime, and in 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder honored Mr. Huber for his superior performance as a federal prosecutor. He served as chief of the National Security Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office before being asked 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’s priorities include law enforcement productivity, crime prevention and strengthening partnerships for public safety in the community. Recognizing his commitment and leadership as a career public servant, the United States Attorney General has appointed Mr. Huber to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. He will co-chair the AGAC’s Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee. With his extensive experience prosecuting terrorism and national security cases, Mr. Huber has also been appointed to chair the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee and Working Group.

Updated November 22, 2016