John Robinson Jr.

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John’s practice revolves around legal writing and research. His specialties include complex administrative litigation and civil and criminal appellate advocacy. He has represented the State of Utah, various state agencies, and individuals in state and federal courts of appeal.

John grew up along the coast of Maine where he spent most of his time in the woods or on the water and eventually studied forestry at the University of Maine, graduating with Honors in 2001. After working for a decade, John studied law at the University of Utah College of Law.

During school, John uncovered a passion for legal research and writing, and he's now an admitted law geek. He was elected an executive editor of Utah Law Review, president of the Natural Resources Law Forum, and served as committee chair of the University of Utah’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. In addition, John was one of eight students selected (out of 850 applicants) to serve in the US Environmental Protection Agency's Summer Honors Program in Washington, DC. John also represented the University of Utah at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition in New York, where his team won the David Sive Award for best brief in the nation and advanced to the competition's final round. He was also a William H. Leary Scholar, received four CALI awards for highest grade in a course, and was awarded the Dewsnup Fellowship in Natural Resources Law. 

John is licensed to practice in Utah’s state and federal courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

 

Education

University of Utah College of Law

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Juris Doctor with High Honors, 2014
  • Executive Editor, Utah Law Review 
  • President, Natural Resources Law Forum
  • Committee Chair, Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund

University of Maine

Orono, ME

  • Bachelor of Science, Forest Ecosystem Science with Honors, 2001

Experience

Utah Court of Appeals

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen L. Roth

Utah Office of the Attorney General

  •  Assistant Attorney General & General O'Hara Honors Fellow

US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Honors Clerk

Publications

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