Judge Clark A. McClellan was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Court bench for Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett counties in August 2010 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Judge McClellan is a lifetime resident of the Uinta Basin, and graduated from Uintah High School in 1980. He has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of Uintah High. Judge McClellan graduated from Brigham Young University, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in International Relations. He continued his education graduating from the University of Utah College of Law where he was a William H. Leary Scholar, and a member and editor of the Utah Law Review in 1990.Judge McClellan was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 1990, and Utah in 1992. Out of law school, he clerked for Justice Michael D. Zimmerman of the Utah Supreme Court.Judge McClellan practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, before he returned home to practice in the Uinta Basin in 1997. Judge McClellan's practice included extensive prosecution experience with Roosevelt and Vernal cities, and Duchesne County. He has also represented a number of private and governmental entities in areas of domestic relations, contracts, personal injury, property, business, landlord-tenant, among other areas of law.He is currently the presiding judge of the Eighth Judicial District. He has been a member of the Board of District Court Judges from 2011 through 2013, a member of the Committee on Fines and Bails, the advisory committee on Child Support Guidelines, and the New Lawyer Education Committee. Judge McClellan has been a Drug Court Judge in Uintah County since 2011, and continues in that capacity to the present. 4/20