Judge Ann Marie McIff Allen was appointed to the Fifth District Court, serving Iron, Beaver and Washington counties, in August 2020 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Judge Allen received her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in 1994 and her law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU in 1997, where she was an editor for the Journal of Public Law and represented the law school at the American Bar Association. A southern Utah native, Judge Allen practiced law in the Fifth District for nearly 20 years as a prosecutor, public defender, private civil attorney, and finally as General Counsel for Southern Utah University, before taking the bench. Judge Allen has engaged in public service on community and state levels, most notably as a trustee of SUU, a commissioner on the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, and a Rotarian.11/20