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THIRD DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES



PRESIDING JUDGE MARK W. MAY

PRESIDING JUDGE MARK W. MAYJudge Mark W. May was appointed to Third District Juvenile Court in July 2007 by Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge May worked for the Utah Attorney General's Office where he was the division chief of the Child Protection Division. Judge May also worked for the Office of the Guardian ad Litem and the law firm of Moyle & Draper, P.C. Judge May earned a degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University in 1984 and received his law degree from the University of Utah School of Law in 1989. Judge May is currently the Presiding Judge for Third District Juvenile Court. He is also a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, and is a past chair of the Board. Judge May previously served on the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and served on the Advisory Board of the Tooele County Children's Justice Center for several years. 8/16


ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE JULIE V. LUND

ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE JULIE V. LUNDJudge Julie V. Lund was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in November 2010 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. She serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Lund graduated in 1981 from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a B.A. in Political Science and received a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1986. She was employed in a civil litigation practice until 1995, when she joined the Child Protection Division of the Utah Attorney General's office. Judge Lund was named the Attorney of the Year in 2003. She served as division chief for three years prior to her appointment to the bench. Judge Lund is a past president of the Board of Trustees for the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a member of the executive committee of the Salt Lake County Bar Association. She presently serves as Associate Presiding Judge and as a member of the Utah Sentencing Commission. 10/15


COMMISSIONER ANTHONY FERDON

 Commissioner Anthony Ferdon was appointed in the Third District Juvenile Court in December 2006. Prior to this, he worked as a guardian ad litem for the Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem. Commissioner Ferdon also served as a law clerk for Utah Court of Appeals Judge Jim Davis. He received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University and a master's of science degree in Special Education. Commissioner Ferdon received his law degree from the University of Utah Law School. 5/11


JUDGE KIMBERLY K. HORNAK

JUDGE KIMBERLY K. HORNAKJudge Kimberly K. Hornak was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in October 1994 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. She serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Hornak received a law degree from Gonzaga University College of Law in 1983. From 1984 to 1985, Judge Hornak was a staff attorney with Utah Legal Services in Ogden. From 1985 to 1986, she was a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society. Judge Hornak was assistant attorney general from 1986 to 1988, and Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney from 1988 until her appointment to the bench. She has taught in the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Utah College of Law and for the paralegal program at Westminster College. She has served on the Court Improvement Committee, the Law Related Education Board, the Standing Committee on Judicial Education, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the Standing Committee on Judicial Outreach, and the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. Judge Hornak served as the presiding judge in Third District Juvenile Court from 2004 through 2007. She has served on the Sentencing Commission and on the Utah Judicial Council. In addition, Judge Hornak presides over two drug courts. 8/16


JUDGE RENEE JIMENEZ

JUDGE RENEE JIMENEZJudge Renee Jimenez was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in May 2013 by Gov. Gary Herbert. Judge Jimenez received an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1991. From 1991 until her appointment to the bench, Judge Jimenez worked for the Utah Attorney General's Office in the Division of Child and Family Support and in the Child Protection Division. She has served on the Utah Supreme Court's Ethics and Discipline Diversion Committee, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the advisory committee on Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Juvenile Court eFiling Steering Committee. Judge Jimenez also presides over a Family Dependency Drug Court. 10/15


JUDGE ELIZABETH KNIGHT

JUDGE ELIZABETH KNIGHTJudge Elizabeth M. Knight was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in August of 2015 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Judge Knight serves in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Counties. Judge Knight graduated in 1989 from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education, and taught first grade in Compton California for one year. Judge Knight then received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1993. After graduating from law school, Judge Knight was employed as a Guardian ad Litem from 1993 until 2002. Judge Knight then returned to the University of Utah where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Leadership and Policy in 2003. Following a brief stint teaching sixth grade, Judge Knight was employed by the Department of Human Services as an Administrative Law Judge from 2003 until 2013, and then as the Director of the Office of Guardian ad Litem from 2013 until her appointment to the bench. Judge Knight currently serves on the State Children’s Justice Center Board and the Language Access Committee. 9/16


JUDGE ELIZABETH A. LINDSLEY

JUDGE ELIZABETH A. LINDSLEYJudge Elizabeth A. Lindsley was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in September 2002 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. She serves Salt Lake, Tooele, and Summit counties. Judge Lindsley received a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh College of Law in 1990. She served as a law clerk at the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office until 1991, when she became a deputy county/district attorney until appointed to the bench. Prior to her judicial appointment, she prosecuted juvenile delinquency and abuse/neglect cases in Third District Juvenile Court. Judge Lindsley is a member of a number of professional organizations. Currently, Judge Lindsley is a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Juvenile Procedures, a member of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. 8/16


JUDGE JAMES R. MICHIE, JR.

JUDGE JAMES R. MICHIE, JR.Judge James R. Michie, Jr. was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in October 2006 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Judge Michie serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Michie graduated cum laude in 1986 from the University of Utah with an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1989. After graduating from law school, Judge Michie was as Associate Attorney with the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll practicing in the area of public finance. He served as a Guardian ad Litem from September 1999 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Michie served on the Children’s Justice Center Board for several years. He served on the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice from August 2008 through June 2015, and has served as the presiding judge for Third District Juvenile Court. In 2016, Judge Michie served on the Juvenile Justice Working Group, and is currently a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. 1/17


JUDGE TUPAKK A.G. RENTERIA

JUDGE TUPAKK A.G. RENTERIAJudge Tupakk A.G. Renteria was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in January 2014 by Gov. Gary Herbert. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Renteria worked for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office where he was part of the Special Victims' Unit, which prosecuted crimes perpetrated against children. Prior to that, Judge Renteria worked for Salt Lake City where he prosecuted misdemeanor offenses in the district and justice courts. He also worked for the law firm of Lokken & Associates assisting parents in child abuse and neglect issues. Judge Renteria received his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law in 2000, where he was the president of the Latino Law Student Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. 5/15

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