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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Utah|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Active:||3/22/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Dale Kimball|
|Past post:||District of Utah, Magistrate|
|Home State:||Portland, OR|
|Bachelors:||Brigham Young U., 1975|
|Law School:||Brigham Young U. Law, 1978|
Early life and education
Judge Nuffer received his B.A. degree in Humanities from Brigham Young University in 1975 and his J.D. degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1978. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for the firm Howard, Lewis & Peterson.
Judge Nuffer began his career in 1977 as a law clerk and attorney with the firm Allen, Thompson & Hughes. He then became a member of the firm Snow, Nuffer, Engstrom, Drake, Wade & Smart in 1979. He worked with this firm through 2002, while also teaching as an adjunct professor at the BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School (2001-Present) and serving as a part-time federal magistrate judge (1995-2002). 
District of Utah, Magistrate
Nuffer was appointed a part-time magistrate on May 1, 1995 and a full-time magistrate on January 17, 2003.
District of Utah
On June 29, 2011, Nuffer was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama to the seat vacated by Dale Kimball. Of the appointment, Obama said, “I am honored to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench. They have both demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers, and I am confident they will continue to serve the American people with integrity.”
He was rated Unanimously Well Qualified by the American Bar Association. He had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee on September 20, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire Available Here and his Questions for the Record Available Here.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012 David Nuffer was confirmed by the United States Senate to the United States District Court for the District of Utah with a vote of 96-2. 
- News: Will Sen. Lee vote against a nominee he supports?, March 14, 2012
- News: Nuffer becomes Utah's newest federal court judge, May 30, 2012
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Utah
|Magistrate judges||Paul Warner • Robert Braithwaite • Brooke Wells •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|