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SECOND DISTRICT JUSTICE COURT JUDGES



JUDGE JAMES L. BEESLEY

 Judge James L. Beesley was appointed to the Plain City Justice Court in July 1998. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Beesley was a member of the Plain City City Council and served in the Utah National Guard Special Forces unit as an army medic. He is currently the treasurer for the Utah Justice Courts Association and a member of the Utah Bail Committee. 9/10


JUDGE BRIAN BROWER

 


JUDGE CATHERINE JEANE HOSKINS

 Judge Catherine J. Hoskins was appointed to the Syracuse Justice Court in Sept. 2014. Judge Hoskins received an Associates Degree from Brigham Young Idaho in 1996, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Utah in 1999, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. Judge Hoskins currently works for Hoskins Legal Solutions. She is co-chair of the Second District Pro Bono Committee, a member of the Second District Nominating Committee, a former Davis County Bar President, a member of the Rex E. Lee Inns of the Court and a member of the Divorce Procedures Subcommittee. 3/15


JUDGE PATRICK E. LAMBERT

JUDGE PATRICK E. LAMBERTJudge Patrick E. Lambert was appointed to the bench in July 1982. He serves the Farr West, North Ogden, Pleasant View, Uintah/Huntsville and Washington Terrace/Marriott-Slaterville justice courts. Judge Lambert received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University in Sociology. He retired from state government after 32 years of service having worked nine years for the Dept. of Corrections and 23 years as an administrator for the Division of Youth Corrections. Judge Lambert is a former president of the Utah Correctional Association and a former board member of the Commission on Criminal Juvenile Justice/Board on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 9/15


JUDGE DAVID MILLER

JUDGE DAVID MILLERJudge David Miller was appointed as a Justice Court judge in 1996. He currently serves Centerville and North Salt Lake and previously served Fruit Heights for eight years. As a practicing attorney, Judge Miller was appointed as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 1999 and continues working in that capacity. Judge Miller graduated magna cum laude from Weber State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He also graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a law degree in 1982. Judge Miller earned a Master of Law degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1985. He teaches youth, fellow judges, and lawyers, has served as the education director for the Second Judicial District, and has served on the Board of Justice Court judges. 7/11


JUDGE REUBEN J. RENSTROM

JUDGE REUBEN J.  RENSTROMJudge Reuben J. Renstrom serves the Harrisville Justice Court. He was appointed to the South Ogden Justice Court in 2006 and the Woods Cross Justice Court in 2011. He received a B.A. in political science from Weber State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2002. Judge Renstrom served as a prosecutor for Ogden City, and practiced law with Helgesen, Waterfall & Jones prior to his appointment to the justice court. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Utah Trial Lawyers Association, and the Rex E. Lee Inns of Court. 9/10

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