Paul T. Moxley
P: (801) 363-4300
F: (801) 363-4378

Paul T. Moxley is a shareholder with the law firm Cohne Kinghorn, P.C.  Mr. Moxley has been engaged in the practice of law since 1973 and handles many types of complex matters including securities litigation, white-collar crime, products liability matters, intellectual property and a wide array of commercial litigation. He helps clients to resolve their most critical disputes.

Following law school, Paul was a law clerk to David T. Lewis who was Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit for the United States Circuit Court.  Paul Moxley was “Distinguished Lawyer of the Year” by the Utah State Bar for 2009-2010. Paul Moxley is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. He is a past President of the Utah State Bar and the National Conference of Bar Presidents, and he has served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. In 2015 the Utah State Bar recognized Mr. Moxley by naming a mentoring award after him.  He was on the Board of Governors of the ABA representing four western states from 2012-2015. He is a past Chancellor of the Jackrabbit Bar Association, a group of eight State Bars from Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. He is State Chair of the Utah Fellows of the American Bar Association. a group consisting of less than one-third of one percent of elite Utah lawyers.  Mr. Moxley has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (commercial litigation) and has been recognized frequently among Utah’s “Legal Elite” according to Utah Business Magazine.  Mr. Moxley was a member of the ABA Standing Committee on the federal judiciary for a term of three years, where he vetted potential federal judges for the country. He served as a commissioner for the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission and is a past member of the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.  Paul has been a member of the Alta Town Council since 2002.

Paul has run marathons and competed in triathlons and is an avid skier and cyclist. He completed stages of the Tour de France (Alps, including Alps d’Huez to Paris) and Giro de’ Italia. He participated in bike tours and races throughout the United States including the ride around Mt. Ranier (205 miles), Logan to Jackson, (206 miles in one day), and in Europe. Mr. Moxley is interested in trekking and mountaineering and has been on mountain expeditions, including trekking peaks in the Himalayas (Manaslu, Island Peak), the Western United States (Mount Ranier and Mount Shasta), and numerous Utah peaks. He played football and ran track in college.

University of Kansas College of law – J.D., (1973)

Utah State University – B.S., Political Science (1970)

DC Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal District of Florida (Pro Hac Vice)

Federal District of Kansas

Federal District of Missouri

Federal District of Nevada (Pro Hac Vice)

Federal District of Pennsylvania (Pro Hac Vice)

All State and Federal Courts in Utah

Federal District of Wyoming (Pro Hac Vice)

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Court of Claims

United States Supreme Court

Ute Indian Tribe

Private practice of law since 1974

Law Clerk, Honorable David T. Lewis. United States Tenth Circuit Court Judge. (Chief Judge of Tenth Circuit). (1973-1974)

Law School Intern, District Attorney Arlen Specter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (former US Senator from Pennsylvania). (1971)

United States Senate. College intern, Senator Frank E. Moss in Washington, D.C. (1969)

    American Bar Association

  • State Chair, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Governors (2012-2015)
  • Member, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary – Member for Tenth Circuit (2009-2012)
  • Utah State Delegate, House of Delegates (2000-2009)
  • Utah State Bar Association Delegate to House of Delegates (1996-2000)
  • President, National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) (2003-2004)
  • Presented Law Office Practice Seminars to Russian lawyers
  • Member, Executive Council of National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) (1996-1999)

Utah State Bar

  • Paul T. Moxley Award for Mentoring 2016
  • Distinguished Lawyer of the Year Award (2009-2010)
  • President (1994-1995)
  • Ex-Officio Member, Board of Utah State Bar
  • Commissioners (1996-2009)
  • Chairman, Task Force for the Utah State Bar on Professionalism for Lawyers (1995-1996)
  • Member, Board of Utah State Bar Commissioners (1989-1995)
  • Judicial Conduct Commissioner, Judicial Conduct Commission (1990-1995)

Former Member, Board of Arbitrators of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange

Mediator, complex commercial transactions Graduate of Pepperdine Law School-Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution

Member, Panel of Mediators (See

Master, Aldon J. Anderson Inn of Court in Salt Lake City

Member of the National Advisory Board of Lexis-Nexis Martindale Hubbell (2003 – 2005)

Member, Alta Town Council, since 2002 re-elected multiple times

Utah Business magazines “Legal Elite”

  • Law Lecturer and panelist concerning securities litigation at numerous securities conferences and other sponsored programs of the Utah State Bar Association.
  •  Lecturer and panelist at American Bar Association, National Conference of Bar Presidents and Utah State Bar Meetings, and for CEELI (Central and East European Law Initiative) in Uzbekestan and Kazakstan (1996).
  • Expert witness in securities law and corporate law issues in state and federal court proceedings.