Lindon, UT—The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Brook Sessions to fill the Lindon City Justice Court vacancy. The position replaces Judge Brent Bullock who retired effective Feb. 28, 2019.
Judge Brook Sessions was appointed to the Wasatch County Justice Court in Aug., 2015. Judge Sessions graduated from Orem High School and attended Utah State University where he majored in business with a specialization in finance and a minor in economics. After graduating from Utah State, he attended law school at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1991 with a
J. D. degree. Judge Sessions then worked as a clerk for a Circuit Court Judge in Oregon before returning to Utah where he has worked in private practice since 1992. He has represented parties in a wide variety of cases and facilitated case resolution as a mediator. Judge Sessions is admitted in all State and Federal Courts in Utah and in the Courts in Oregon. He is or has been a
member of the Utah State Bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, and the Utah Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to serving on the bench, Judge Sessions is a family law mediator.
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Pleasant Grove, UT—The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Judge Randy B. Birch to fill the Pleasant Grove City Justice Court vacancy. The position replaces Judge Brent Bullock who retired effective February 28, 2019.
Judge Randy B. Birch was appointed to the Heber City Justice Court in Sept., 2010. He received a B.A. from Utah State University and a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law. Judge Birch has been an active member of the Utah State Bar since 1984. He served as a screening panel member of the Utah State Bar Ethics Committee, as a member of Utah Association for Justice, and as a board member of the Utah Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL). He has practiced law for over 34 years, focusing on construction-related commercial law and criminal defense. He practiced law in Salt Lake City, and served as in-house counsel with a federal contractor. He currently maintains a solo practice in Heber City. He often speaks on construction and collection-related subjects and has written numerous articles for several publications and local newspapers, covering a wide range of topics. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Birch served over 25 years as a small claims judge in Salt Lake and Summit counties. In 2007, he prepared materials and taught substantive law portions of the training for the Administrative Offices of the Court (AOC) for Justice Court judges and the judges pro tempore. He appeared and presented training materials in videos for the AOC. He is a member of the bar of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and since 2001, the bar of the United State Supreme Court.
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