Paul G. Cassell

Paul G. Cassell

Special Counsel
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone:
801-839-4811
Fax:
801-363-6666
Email:

Paul G. Cassell is Special Counsel to Hatch, James & Dodge and works in a consulting capacity on several cases each year where his diverse experience can be brought to bear. Cassell is currently a professor at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, where he holds the Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Chair in Criminal Law. Before that, Cassell served as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Utah (2002-07), a law professor at the University of Utah (1992-2002, 2007 to present), an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (1988-1991), an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice (1986-88), law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court (1985-86), and law clerk to then-Judge Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1984-85). Cassell graduated from Stanford Law School in 1984 (Order of the Coif), where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review.

Mr. Cassell has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, having tried cases and argued appeals before judges around the country, including the Utah Supreme Court; the U.S. District for the District of Utah; the Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 5th Circuit, 9th Circuit, and 10th Circuits; and United States Supreme Court. He is also the author of two books, numerous law review articles, and other publications.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Law

Education

  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Stanford Law Review, President
  • Stanford University
    • B.A. - 1981

Classes/Seminars

  • Professor of Law, University of Utah, School of Law, 1992-2002, 2007 to present
  • Professor, University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Chair in Criminal Law

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court Judge, District of Utah, 2002 - 2007
  • Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1988 - 1991
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1985 - 1986
  • Antonin Scalia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985