Judges' Biographies


SECOND DISTRICT JUSTICE COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

JUDGE NORMAN ASHTON

JUDGE NORMAN ASHTONJudge Ashton was appointed to the first Ogden City Justice Court concurrently with the court's commencement and opening on July 1, 2006. Judge Ashton has a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude), English and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah. Judge Ashton was in private practice with law firms in California, the U.S. Territory of Guam and Utah for thirteen years prior to serving as the Ogden City Attorney for twenty years. Judge Ashton has served ad past president of the Utah Municipal Attorney's Association and the past chairman of Ogden-Weber Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Society. Judge Ashton also regularly teaches at the University of Phoenix as an instructor in Business Law. 4/10


JUDGE JAMES L. BEESLEY

 Judge James L. Beesley was appointed to the Plain City Justice Court in July 1998. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Beesley was a member of the Plain City City Council and served in the Utah National Guard Special Forces unit as an army medic. He is currently the treasurer for the Utah Justice Courts Association and a member of the Utah Bail Committee. 9/10


JUDGE TONY HASSELL

JUDGE TONY HASSELLJudge Tony Hassell was elected as Justice Court Judge for Morgan County in 1982. He retired from the Division of Youth Corrections in 1996 after 30 years. During that time, he held such positions as Director of Weber Valley Detention Center, manager of the Observation and Assessment Program, superintendent of Millcreek Youth Facility, and associate regional director of Northern Utah Youth Corrections. Judge Hassell is currently serving as Director of Farmington Bay Youth Center, a private youth corrections facility. He is a board member of the Juvenile Court Drug and Alcohol Program and a licensed certified social worker.


JUDGE CATHERINE JEANE HOSKINS

 


JUDGE JERALD L. JENSEN

JUDGE JERALD L. JENSENJudge Jerald Jensen was appointed to the Davis County bench in June 1991. He has served as a Justice Court judge since 1987. Judge Jensen served as a member of the Utah Judicial Council from 1991 through 1997, and again from 2000 through 2006. Judge Jensen has also served as a member of the Utah Justice Court Board in various capacities for the past 15 years, including a two-year term as board chair. Judge Jensen was recently elected by his peers to serve a second term as Justice Court Board chair and is currently serving in that capacity. He has been extensively involved in judicial education and training, and has been instrumental in advancing the community court concept in local courts. Judge Jensen has received several awards in his career on the bench, including the Quality of Justice Award. 5/06


JUDGE PATRICK E. LAMBERT

JUDGE PATRICK E. LAMBERTJudge Patrick E. Lambert is currently the Municipal Court judge for North Ogden, Pleasant View, Farr West, Uintah, and Washington Terrace-Marriott Slaterville cities. He was appointed to the bench in July 1982. Judge Lambert retired from state government after 32 years of services. He spent nine years with the Department of Corrections and the last 23 years as an administrator for the Division of Youth Corrections. 5/11


JUDGE ANDREA LOCKWOOD

JUDGE ANDREA LOCKWOODJudge Andrea W. Lockwood was appointed to the Ogden Justice Court in 2006. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Weber State University in 1974 and a law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1979. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Lockwood worked in the Ogden City Attorney's Office for 27 years, serving the last four years as the Chief Deputy City Attorney. Judge Lockwood has served for more than six years as a board member of the Midtown Community Health Center and was formerly a member of the McKay Dee Foundation Board. 4/10


JUDGE DAVID MILLER

JUDGE DAVID MILLERJudge David Miller was appointed as a Justice Court judge in 1996. He currently serves Centerville and North Salt Lake and previously served Fruit Heights for eight years. As a practicing attorney, Judge Miller was appointed as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 1999 and continues working in that capacity. Judge Miller graduated magna cum laude from Weber State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He also graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a law degree in 1982. Judge Miller earned a Master of Law degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1985. He teaches youth, fellow judges, and lawyers, has served as the education director for the Second Judicial District, and has served on the Board of Justice Court judges. 7/11


JUDGE REUBEN J. RENSTROM

JUDGE REUBEN J.  RENSTROMJudge Reuben J. Renstrom serves the Harrisville Justice Court. He was appointed to the South Ogden Justice Court in 2006 and the Woods Cross Justice Court in 2011. He received a B.A. in political science from Weber State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002. Judge Renstrom served as a prosecutor for Ogden City, and practiced law with Helgesen, Waterfall & Jones prior to his appointment to the justice court. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Utah Trial Lawyers Association, and the Rex E. Lee Inns of Court. 9/10


JUDGE JOHN L. SANDBERG

JUDGE JOHN L. SANDBERGJudge John Sandberg was appointed judge of the Clinton Justice Court in 1988. He was appointed judge of the Clearfield Justice Court in 1994. He earned a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from Weber State University in 1975 and a law degree from J. Ruben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1978. Judge Sandberg has been President of the Utah Justice Court Judges Association and chairman of the Justice Court Board of Judges. He has served on the Utah Judicial Council, Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee, Utah Judicial Ethics Task Force, and Utah Standing Committee on Judicial Education. Judge Sandberg has served as the education director for Utah Justice Courts. Judge Sandberg is a member of the Utah State, Davis County and Weber County Bar Associations. He has been twice awarded the Quality of Justice Award by the Utah Judicial Council and has received the Justice Court Judge of the Year Award. 4/11


JUDGE R. SCOTT WATERFALL

JUDGE R. SCOTT WATERFALLJudge Scott Waterfall was appointed to the South Ogden Justice Court in August 1992 and the new Roy City Justice Court in January 2003. He earned bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in taxation from Weber State University and a law degree from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Utah State and Weber County Bar Associations and the Utah Trial Lawyers Association. Judge Waterfall has served on the Board of Directors of several local companies and service organizations and worked as an attorney in private law practice as a partner with Helgesen, Waterfall & Jones, PC with offices in Ogden and Layton. In addition, Judge Waterfall held an adjunct faculty position in the Weber State University School of Business. He has written various law-related articles for publication in national and local media. Judge Waterfall has served on the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, the Uniform Fine and Bail Schedule Committee, and as education director of the Second Judicial District. Most recently, he was appointed to the Utah Board of Justice Court Judges. 7/11


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