Judge Matthew L. Bell was appointed to the Fifth District Court in September 2017 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. He serves Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties. Prior to his appointment, Judge Bell worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Utah and as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2003. Prior to law school, he served as a police officer in St. George, Utah.12/17