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FIRST DISTRICT JUSTICE COURT JUDGES



JUDGE KEVIN CHRISTENSEN

JUDGE KEVIN CHRISTENSENJudge Kevin Christensen was appointed to the Box Elder County Justice Court in May 1996. He serves Box Elder County, Tremonton City, Brigham City, Garland City, and Willard City. Judge Christensen is a graduate of Weber State University and the Gonzaga University School of Law. He was in private practice before being appointed to the bench. In addition to his judicial and family duties, Judge Christensen often speaks to various youth and civic groups about the structure and function of the court system. In 2006, Judge Christensen received the Scott M. Matheson Award for outstanding service to law-related education. 5/06


JUDGE TREVOR LAYNE COOK

 Appointed to the justice court bench in 2012, Judge Trevor L. Cook serves in the Nibley City, Mendon City and Rich County justice courts. Judge Cook graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in management and human resources, and earned a law degree from Texas Southern University. He is also employed as in-house counsel. 9/17


JUDGE MATTHEW FUNK

JUDGE MATTHEW FUNKJudge Matthew Funk was appointed to the Richmond Justice Court in 2009. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utah State University in 1996 and a Master's degree in Accounting from Utah State University. Judge Funk serves as the treasurer for the Utah Justice Court Judges Association. 9/17


JUDGE EVAN HALL

JUDGE EVAN HALLJudge Evan Hall was appointed to the Lewiston Justice Court in January 1992. He received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University in Business Administration and Business Education in 1967. Judge Hall was a school teacher and coach in the Cache County School District for 31 years. He has served in various leadership positions in the community. 4/10


JUDGE PAUL LARSEN

 Judge Paul K. Larsen was appointed to the Hyrum City Municipal Justice Court in 2012. He had earlier served for 10 years as the Smithfield City Justice Court judge. He graduated from Utah State University and earned a law degree from Western State University College of Law of San Diego. Judge Larsen served for three years as Director and Education Officer for the Utah Justice Court Association for the First Judicial District. He served five years on the Logan City Planning Commission and serves as Administrative Hearing Examiner for Logan City and as Appeal Authority for Smithfield and Hyrum cities. He enjoys educating civic groups and students about the legal system from a judge’s perspective. 9/17


JUDGE DAVID MARX

JUDGE DAVID MARXJudge David Marx was appointed to the bench in June 1997. He serves Logan City, North Logan City, and Hyde Park City. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University, a law degree from Concord Law School, and is a graduate of the Utah Legal Institute. Judge Marx has served as the education director for justice courts for the First Judicial District. In addition, he served as the chair of the Justice Court Board for two terms and as a board member since 2000. Judge Marx currently serves on the Utah Judicial Council and as a member of the Council's Management Committee. He received the Justice Court Service Award in 2007, the Quality of Justice Award in 2008, and the Judge of the Year Award in 2013. 9/15


JUDGE TERRY MOORE

JUDGE TERRY MOOREJudge Terry Moore has served on the Smithfield Justice Court since April 1990 and as Wellsville Justice Court Judge from March 1994 to June 1995; and since March 1997. After serving nine years in the US Air Force he returned to college and graduated with a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Utah. He has attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. He makes presentations regularly to high school and civic groups regarding courts and justice court procedures. 4/11


JUDGE KEVIN L. NELSON

JUDGE KEVIN L. NELSONJudge Kevin L. Nelson has served the Mantua Justice Court since 1992. He graduated from Weber State University in computer science, has attended the National Judicial College, and earned a Certificate in Legal Studies from the Justice Court Judges Legal Institute. Judge Nelson has served on the Utah Judicial Council and the Board of Justice Court Judges. In 2002, he received the judiciary's Quality of Justice Award. Judge Nelson's committee work has focused on improving the judicial process through the use of technology. 10/15

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