ATTORNEY GENERAL SEAN D. REYES
Sean Reyes is among the most dynamic and successful young professionals in the country today. He has been recognized nationally and locally for his legal skills and professionalism, local and national Bar leadership and unparalleled commitment to public service. He has lent his legal expertise to media outlets ranging from Fox National Business News to the Economist.
Education and Select Legal Experience:
After graduating summa cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1994, Sean earned his law degree with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1997. He practiced for nearly fourteen years at Parsons Behle & Latimer, the largest law firm in the State, where he became one of the first minority lawyers to make partner at a major Utah firm. While there, Sean represented clients on some of the largest and most high profile litigation cases in the history of the State. He argued or briefed cases before state and federal courts throughout the country, including the Utah Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. For years, Sean has maintained an “AV” rating, the highest ranking possible as determined by peer ratings.
Select Business and Non-Profit Experience:
In the business community, Sean has served on boards for “for-profit” and “non-profit” entities, including organizations ranging from Utah Fast Pass (for fallen law enforcement officers) to United Way Heroes. He helped rebuild the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and co-founded its education foundation. He was an early supporter of the Utah Asian Chamber and helped establish its education initiative. Sean has created programs to bring larger businesses together to mentor smaller ones. Sean was also a co-founder of Fraud College, a free-to-the-public symposium to educate everyday citizens on how to avoid being taken by scams with an on-line component for support. Fraud College has received national acclaim and been lauded as a model for combating fraud nationwide. The next Fraud College takes place January 25, 2012 at the University of Utah.
Sean’s deep appreciation and love of Utah has led him to devote thousands of hours to community and non-profit organizations and underserved individuals. As an example, Sean supervised hundreds of volunteers over a three year period who taught English classes to thousands of immigrants from all over the world. Sean speaks frequently at schools from the elementary level to higher education and even juvenile detention facilities to promote education, self-responsibility and self-reliance.
Select Political Experience:
In addition to his legal career and volunteer service, Sean has been very involved in Utah politics. He has served as a county, state and national (alternate) delegate for the Republican Party and a member of the State Central Committee (the governing body of the Utah Republican Party). He is currently a leader in his local precinct. He was appointed by Governor John Huntsman to serve as one of the youngest members of the prestigious Third District Judicial Nominating Commission and spent several years on a National Congressional Commission started by President George W. Bush. Appointed by Congress and the President of the United States, Reyes conducted public hearings throughout the country to advise the Administration and Congress on Latino issues.