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Judge Kevin K. Allen was appointed to the First District Court in March 2008 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. He serves Cache, Rich and Box Elder counties. Judge Allen grew up in Cache County, graduated from Brigham Young University, and received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Judge Allen was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and after graduation, served in the JAG Corp where he eventually became the lead prosecutor for the Northeast Command and the Tax Officer for the European and Southwest Asia Command. Upon leaving active duty as a Lieutenant Commander, Judge Allen returned to Logan and practiced law primarily in civil matters. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Allen served as president of the Cache County Bar Association. He was also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American and Utah Bar Association's Litigation, Real Property and Estate Planning sections. Judge Allen established and presides over the First District Mental Health Court and presides over the Box Elder County Drug Court. Additionally, Judge Allen was instrumental in establishing the Intermountain Mental Health Court Conference held at Utah State University annually. Judge Allen also serves as a member of the Utah Sentencing Commission and is presently serving on the Board of District Court Judges. 3/12

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