Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service
Southern Utah University
351 West Center Street, Suite 173
Cedar City, UT 84720
Telephone (Cell): 435-704-4912
Eric Kirby is the Executive Director of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service. He returned to Southern Utah University after spending several years practicing law with one of Colorado’s most respected civil litigation law firms. Mr. Kirby earned his B.A. in political science with a minor in business management from SUU. Upon graduating from SUU, Mr. Kirby interned with U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC. He then went on to obtain his Master’s of Science in Legal and Judicial Administration as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. While in Denver, Mr. Kirby clerked with U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer. In conjunction with directing the Leavitt Center, Mr. Kirby is an advisor to SUUSA, an adjunct professor, and he continues to practice law in an of-counsel capacity with Murphy & Decker P.C., a Denver based civil litigation firm. Mr. Kirby is a three-time recipient of the "Legal Rising Star" award and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.