Hon. Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Moeller graduated from South Fremont High School (St. Anthony, Idaho) in 1981. After doing volunteer work in Japan for 18 months, he graduated magna cum laude from B.Y.U. in 1987, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at B.Y.U., where he received his juris doctor degree in 1990. He was admitted to the Idaho State Bar that same year.
Immediately following law school, Justice Moeller began working for the Rexburg law firm of Rigby, Andrus & Moeller, where he became a partner in 1994. During his years as an attorney, he focused on civil litigation, water law, and criminal defense, trying large and small cases across Idaho in both state and federal courts. From 2007 to 2009, he taught an upper division class in Media Law & Ethics as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho.
After 19 years in private practice, Justice Moeller was appointed as district judge by Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter on April 2, 2009. While his resident chambers were in Rexburg (Madison County), he heard cases throughout the ten counties comprising the Seventh Judicial District—an area roughly the size of West Virginia. Additionally, he presided over two treatment courts: the Upper Valley Drug Court and Mental Health Court. As a district judge, he served on five Idaho Supreme Court committees and was a member of the New Judge Orientation Faculty.
On November 30, 2018, Justice Moeller was appointed by Governor Otter to serve on the Idaho Supreme Court. He was sworn-in on January 3, 2019, becoming the 58th justice of the Supreme Court. Previously, Justice Moeller had been named twice as a finalist for Supreme Court vacancies by the Idaho Judicial Council.
As a justice on the Idaho Supreme Court, Justice Moeller now chairs three Idaho Supreme Court committees: the Felony Sentencing, Treatment Court, and Media & the Courts committees. He also continues to serve as a member of the faculty for training new judges, teaching courses on jury trial management and media relations for the new judges.
Justice Moeller is a frequent speaker on various legal topics across the state and has spoken at national conferences. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, he served as a judicial representative on the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission and on the Region 7 Behavioral Health Board. In 2015, he received the Professionalism Award from the Eagle Rock Inns of Court, and in 2016 was named Public Servant of the Year by the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Justice Moeller and his wife, Kathy, have been married for over 36 years. They have five children and currently twelve grandchildren.