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Judges' Biographies: Senior Judges

JUDGE MICHAEL D. LYON

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Judge Michael D. Lyon is an Active Senior Judge. He was appointed to the Second District Court in July 1992 by Governor Norman H. Bangerter and served Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Judge Lyon served twice as presiding judge of the Second District Court. He also served on the Utah Judicial Council, the Governor's Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee, and as a member and chair of Utah's Board of District Court Judges. He was founding president of the Rex E. Lee American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to promoting ethics and professionalism within the legal profession. Before becoming a district judge, Judge Lyon was the justice court judge for South Ogden City and practiced law with the law firm of Lyon, Helegesen, Waterfall, & Jones in Ogden, where his practice emphasized civil litigation. He is a former Clinton City attorney and deputy Weber County attorney. He is also a past member of the Ethics & Disciplinary Committee and the Courts and Judges Committee of the Utah State Bar. Judge Lyon received his B.S., cum laude, from Weber State College and his J.D. degree from the University of Utah in 1971. In 2013, he received the Utah State Bar's Judge of the Year Award. 3/17

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