Hon. Gregory W. Moeller
Justice Moeller graduated from South Fremont High School (St. Anthony, Idaho) in 1981. After spending two years in Japan, he graduated magna cum laude from B.Y.U. in 1987 with 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, Chtd., 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 upper division classes in Media Law & Ethics as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho.
In April 2009, after 19 years in private practice, Justice Moeller was appointed by Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter to be a district judge. His resident chambers were in Madison County, but he presided throughout the ten counties comprising the Seventh Judicial District (an area roughly the size of West Virginia). He also presided over both the Upper Valley Drug and Mental Health Courts, and served on five Idaho Supreme Court committees, including the faculty for training new judges.
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. Justice Moeller had been previously named twice as a finalist for Supreme Court vacancies by the Idaho Judicial Council.
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 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 34 years. They have five children and currently seven grandchildren.