James Z. Davis, American judge, Died at 72


Judge James Z. Davis was born on December 16, 1943, and died on February 27, 2016.

He was an American judge on the Utah Court of Appeals.

Davis was in private practice, practicing in Ogden, Utah, from 1971-1977.

The Judge became the Deputy Weber County Attorney and Weber County Police Legal Adviser, in 1973.

During 1977, James joined the Ogden law firm Thatcher, Glasmann, and Davis where he practiced until 1982.

James Z. Davis then joined the Salt Lake City based firm of Ray, Quinney and Nebeker where he worked as a shareholder and director until his appointment to the bench.

Whilst he was a lawyer, Davis concentrated his practice in Commercial Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Banking.

He was elected President of the Utah State Bar in 1991.

He was appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals in 1993 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt.

Davis served a two-year term as presiding judge in January 1999 and is currently serving as presiding judge.

Judge James Z. Davis passed at 72 yrs old.