SEAN D. REYES – Utah’s 21st Attorney General Elected to a full term in November of 2016, Sean Reyes has been Utah Attorney General since his appointment on December 30, 2013 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. General Reyes was immediately faced with the challenge of restoring public trust in the Utah Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”), where accusations of wrongdoing and abuse of power beset his two predecessors.
The Utah Attorney General’s mission is to uphold the constitutions of the United States and of Utah, enforce the law, and protect the interests of Utah, its people, environment and resources. The Attorney General Reyes priorities are: protecting families,fighting drug crimes,prosecuting white collar criminals and defending State Laws.
Before serving as Utah AG, Reyes was among the most dynamic and successful young professionals in the country. He has been recognized nationally and locally for his legal skills and professionalism, local and national Bar leadership and unparalleled commitment to public service. He has lent his legal expertise to media outlets ranging from Fox National Business News to The Economist.
After graduating summa cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1994, Reyes earned his law degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1997. He practiced for nearly fourteen years at Parsons Behle & Latimer, the largest law firm in the State, where he became one of the first minority lawyers to make partner at a major Utah firm. While there, Reyes represented clients on some of the largest and most high profile litigation cases in the history of the State. He argued or briefed cases before state and federal courts throughout the country, including the Utah Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
During that time, Reyes was honored as the first-ever National Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association, a distinction bestowed on one lawyer out of millions nationwide. He was also recognized as the Utah Young Lawyer of the Year, one of Utah’s forty most influential business leaders under the age of forty and the first recipient of Brigham Young University’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. A nine time consecutive honoree on Utah Business Magazine’s Legal Elite List, Reyes has also been highlighted as a Mountain States Super Lawyer and Top 50 Most Influential Asian Professional in America.
AG Bio: https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/meet-sean/sean-reyes-bio