Judge David Nuffer was appointed as a United States District Judge in the District of Utah on March 23, 2012 and became Chief Judge on September 1, 2014. From 1995 to 2003, he was a part time United States Magistrate Judge, part time lawyer, and was appointed as a full time magistrate judge January 17, 2003. He serves on the Federal Judicial Center Executive Education Advisory Committee and for fifteen years taught at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. After graduating from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University he practiced law 25 years in St. George, Utah. While in private practice, he was a managing partner with a law firm that grew from two lawyers to 25 and taught law office management at the law school.