Jaceson Maughan is a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and is a member of the Utah State Bar. He was appointed as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel for the Utah Labor Commission in April 2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maughan worked as legal counsel for the Department of Workforce Services. He also worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Attorney General’s Office, where he represented the State of Utah in the recovery of Medicaid funds, condemnation actions, and child support issues.
During his career Mr. Maughan also worked as an associate for the law firms Bostwick & Price, PC, and Olsen, Skoubye, and Nelson, LLC, where his practice focused primarily on construction litigation and workplace health and safety issues, particularly the representation of employers who had been cited by UOSH for workplace hazards. He began his career with the State of Utah in 1998 as a youth counselor with the Division of Juvenile Justice Services prior to attending law school.
Mr. Maughan was raised in Wellsville, Utah. He attended Utah State University, earning a master’s degree in U.S. History. He and his wife, Jennifer, also taught English in Japan as part of the JET Program. They now live in Clinton, Utah, with their three children, Abigail, William, and Sarah. As a family, they enjoy hiking, fishing, and spending time at Bear Lake.