Salt Lake City

Justice Court

John L. Baxter Courthouse | 333 S 200 E, Salt Lake City UT 84111

Clemens Landau

Clemens Landau


Judge Clemens Landau was appointed to the Salt Lake City Justice Court in 2018 by Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a civil litigator at Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless before moving to the appellate firm of Zimmerman Booher. Before becoming an attorney, Judge Landau worked as a paramedic in Boston, MA, and managed a woodworking and musical instrument-making company in Metten, Germany. Judge Landau currently serves as the presiding judge of the Salt Lake City Justice Court. He is a member of Utah’s Access to Justice Commission, the AOC’s Standing Committee on Technology, the AOCs Community Relations Subcommittee, the Implicit Bias Subcommittee of the MUJI Civil Committee, and Salt Lake County’s working group on improving the criminal justice system’s response to individuals suffering from mental illness. He also serves on several boards, including the Salt Lake County Bar Association, the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the goals of equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession), and the Utah Bar’s Leadership Academy. In addition, he teaches a Law and Literature class at the Utah State Prison that is part of the University of Utah’s Prison Education Project (UPEP), and has team-taught courses on legal design, access to justice, and racial equity/law at the University of Utah Law School, Stanford Law School, and the Harvard School of Design. Judge Landau has also presented on a variety of topics for the National Center for State Courts, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, and the Women Lawyers of Utah.