THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAUL M. WARNER AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF UTAH
The President today announced his intent to nominate Paul M. Warner to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Utah.
Mr. Paul M. Warner, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is currently Chief of the Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah. He joined that office in February 1989, as an Assistant United States Attorney, and has also held the positions of First Assistant United States Attorney, Interim United States Attorney, and Violent Crimes Coordinator.
Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Warner worked for six and a half years in the Utah office of the Attorney General, where he was an Assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Litigation Division, and later became Associate Chief Deputy. He also served as the Utah Attorney General's representative on the Governor's Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission and the State Association of Prosecutors Advisory Board. From 1981 to 1982, Mr. Warner was Department Head and Chief Defense Counsel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Navy Legal Service Office in San Diego, California. During the previous five years, he was a prosecutor and defense counsel with that office. Since 1986, Mr. Warner has been an adjunct professor at Westminster College, teaching courses in administrative law, criminal law, and civil litigation. Mr. Warner holds the rank of Colonel, Judge Advocate Branch, Utah Army National Guard and has been honored with numerous academic and professional awards, including the United States Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service during Operation Desert Storm.
Mr. Warner received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973, from Brigham Young University, and his law degree in 1976, from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School. He also holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from BYU.
United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principal responsibility for the prosecution of federal matters in their district.