Judge James D. Gardner was appointed to the Third District Court in December 2014 by Governor Gary Herbert. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Gardner graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1997. He then graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate degree from Duke University School of Law in 2000. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Gardner was a partner at Snell & Wilmer in its Salt Lake City office, where he maintained a broad-based civil litigation practice in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Judge Gardner was admitted to practice before the Fourth, Sixth, Tenth and Federal Circuits, the United States Supreme Court, and all state and federal courts in Utah. Judge Gardner is a member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, the New Lawyer Training Program Committee, and the A. Sherman Christensen Inn of Court. Judge Gardner is located in the West Jordan Courthouse.4/18

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