Judges' Biographies


FIFTH DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

PRESIDING JUDGE THOMAS M. HIGBEE

PRESIDING JUDGE THOMAS M. HIGBEEJudge Thomas M. Higbee was appointed to the Fifth District Juvenile Court in January 2001 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Beaver, Iron, and Washington counties. Judge Higbee received his law degree from the University of Utah Law School in 1980. Prior to his appointment, Judge Higbee was in private practice for 20 years. He was the senior partner in the law firm of Higbee & Jensen and a trustee of Southern Utah University at the time of his appointment. Judge Higbee currently serves on the Utah Judicial Council. He has served as a board member and chair of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, the co-chair of the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Children and Family Law, and on several other committees. 10/13


JUDGE HANS Q. CHAMBERLAIN

JUDGE HANS Q. CHAMBERLAINJudge Hans Q. Chamberlain was appointed to the Fifth District Juvenile Court in August 1995 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Beaver, Iron, and Washington counties. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was the senior member of the law firm of Chamberlain & Higbee. He also served as Iron County attorney for eight years and is the past president of the Utah State Bar, the Statewide Association of Prosecutors, and the Southern Bar Association. Judge Chamberlain has also been a member of the Utah State Board of Regents and is a past member and chair of the Southern Utah University Board of Trustees. He has served on the Board of Juvenile Court Judges and was chair from 1997 to 1998. He is a past member and chair of the Standing Committee on Court Facilities Planning. Judge Chamberlain currently serves as the vice chair of the Judicial Council. 11/08


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