Andrew H. Stone was appointed on Monday to Utah 3rd District Court by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Stone previously served as a trial attorney for the commercial litigation branch of the U.S. Justice Department, defending businesses in antitrust, trade secret and intellectual property matters. Prior to his appointment, he was an attorney with Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough LLP.
Stone will take the seat of retiring Judge Stephen L. Henriod. The 3rd District Court handles cases in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.
Stone’s nomination must be confirmed by the state Senate.