David Ogden Nuffer is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. He was nominated by US president Barack Obama. He received his commission on March 23, 2012, and served as Chief Judge from 2014 to 2018.
Nuffer was born on February 28, 1952, in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He was in private practice from 1978 to 2002 and served as a part-time magistrate judge from 1995, and then in 2009, as Utah’s chief magistrate. He has also been an adjunct professor at BYU.
He also teaches information technology courses to federal judges throughout the country on behalf of the Federal Judicial Center. He is recognized nationally as an expert and pioneer in court use of technology.