AUGUSTUS G. CHIN
Judge Augustus G. Chin was appointed to the Holladay Justice Court in August 2011. ]The Holladay Justice Court serves the cities of Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, and Millcreek. Judge Chin received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish from the University of Utah. Prior to attending law school he was a civilian employee with the Department of the Army, working as a maintenance management production controller/ planner at the Tooele Army Depot. He was a law clerk-bailiff and law clerk for 3rd District Judge Tyrone E. Medley. Judge Chin was a prosecutor for the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office and the Summit County Attorney's Office. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Chin worked as a criminal defense attorney for Wasatch Advocates and Rasmussen and Miner.
Service history: Judicial Council 2017 - 2023, Board of Justice Court Judges 2016 - 2023, Utah State Bar President 2006 – 2007, Utah State Bar Commissioner 2001 – 2008, Utah Minority Bar Association President 1998 - 1999, Law-Related Education Board 2009- present, Chair 2011 – 2013. Utah Bar Foundation 2008-2011, Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism and Civility 2002 -2015.
Recognitions: Quality of Justice Award - 2019, Raymond S Uno Award for Advancement of Minorities in the Legal Profession - 2018, Justice Court Service Award - 2016, Utah Minority Bar Association Lawyer of the Year - 2007, Scott M. Matheson Award for Service to Law-Related Education - 2003, University of Utah College Of Law Young Alumnus of the Year Award- 2000.