Judge Eric A. Ludlow was appointed to the Fifth District Court in March 2003 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Beaver, Iron, and Washington counties. Judge Ludlow received a law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1987. He worked as a deputy Washington County attorney from 1987 to 1991, and was the Washington County Attorney from 1991 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Ludlow was appointed in 1998 as a special assistant United States attorney by the Department of Justice, also serving as the Santa Clara City prosecutor. At the time of his judicial appointment, Judge Ludlow was serving as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Utah Prosecution Council and serving on the Governing Board of the Dixie Regional Medical Center, the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce, and was a Trustee on the Dixie State College Board of Trustees. He was a charter board member of the Washington County Children's Justice Center until the time of his appointment. Judge Ludlow is a member of the Utah State Bar, the United States Federal 10th Circuit District Court, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.9/05