Justice Constandinos "Deno" Himonas was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court in February 2015 by Governor Gary Herbert. Prior to his appointment, he served as a trial court judge in the Third District Court for the State of Utah for over ten years. He also served as the Associate Presiding Judge for the Third District Court from 2012 to his appointment. Justice Himonas graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1989. Upon graduating from law school, Justice Himonas returned to Utah and spent 15 years working as a litigator for the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, where he focused on complex civil litigation. Justice Himonas is a past 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. Justice Himonas also has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.