John D. Luthy


John represents individuals and families who have been harmed or find themselves in a dispute, including estate, contract, business, and property disputes. John is also a respected appellate attorney who prosecutes and defends appeals of all types of cases. John is motivated by a desire to see the law rightly applied to obtain just results for his clients.

John began his legal career by clerking for Judge Gregory K. Orme of the Utah Court of Appeals, Justice Richard C. Howe of the Utah Supreme Court, and Judge Russell W. Bench of the Utah Court of Appeals. He then practiced law with the Salt Lake City litigation firm Suitter Axland. From 2006 to 2014, John was a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. During that time, he also worked as a contract attorney doing motion and appellate work for law firms in Utah, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. He joined Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore in 2014.

John enjoys spending time with his wife, Valerie, and their two children. He also co-founded and performs professionally with the a cappella group Voice Male. John speaks conversational Japanese.

Reported Cases

Jeppesen v. Bank of Utah, 2018 UT App 234, 438 P.3d 81

Gregory & Swapp, PLLC v. Kranendonk, 2018 UT 36, 424 P.3d 897

Lindstrom v. Custom Floor Covering Inc., 2017 UT App 141, 402 P.3d 171

Nat’l Fed’n of Independent Bus. v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519 (2012) - amicus brief

Holdeman v. Devine, 474 F.3d 770 (10th Cir. 2007)

Dreis v. Hietala, 221 Fed. Appx. 691 (10th Cir. 2007)

O’Connor v. Burningham, 165 P.3d 1214 (Utah 2007)

MFS Series Trust III ex rel. MFS Mun. High Income Fund v. Grainger, 96 P.3d 927 (Utah 2004)


Bar Admissions

  • Utah (2000)

  • South Carolina (2010; inactive)

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Contract, and Estate Disputes

  • Automobile and Other Accidents

  • Sexual Assaults

  • Property Disputes

  • Insurance Bad Faith

  • Appellate Practice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Utah State Bar

  • South Carolina State Bar

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

  • Utah Association for Justice


  • Juris Doctor, BYU, 2000

    • Cum Laude

    • Order of Barristers

    • West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award (2000)

    • Best Brief Award in the J. Reuben Clark Moot Court Competition (1999)

  • BA, Political Science, Utah State University, 1996

    • Magna Cum Laude

    • Welch pre-law scholarship (1996)