Judges' Biographies


FOURTH DISTRICT JUSTICE COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

JUDGE RANDY B. BIRCH

JUDGE RANDY B. BIRCHJudge Randy B. Birch was appointed to the Heber City Justice Court in September 2010. He received a B.A. from Utah State University and a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 1984. Judge Birch previously practice law in Salt Lake City, served as in-house counsel with a Federal contractor, and currently maintains a solo practice. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Birch served for more than 25 years as a small claims judge pro tempore in Salt Lake and Summit counties and on the Board of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL). 9/10


JUDGE W. BRENT BULLOCK

JUDGE W. BRENT BULLOCKJudge W. Brent Bullock was appointed to the Pleasant Grove Justice Court in May, 1991 and to the Lindon Justice Court on July, 1998. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors' Degree in Law Enforcement Management, a Master of Public Administration Degree and law degree from Brigham Young University, J. Rueben Clark Law School in 1987. He is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice program at Utah Valley University as well as maintaining a part-time law practice. He has served on the Utah State Court Interpreter and Translation Committee and is currently serving on the Detection of Deception Licensing Board.


JUDGE SCOTT J. CULLIMORE

JUDGE SCOTT J. CULLIMOREJudge Scott J. Cullimore has served as a judge for the Utah County Justice Court for 14 years. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He retired from a career in law enforcement after 20 years of service. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Cullimore worked as a supervisor for the Department of Adult Probation and Parole. He also worked as a correctional officer at the Utah State Prison, a driver's license examiner for the Department of Public Safety, a psychiatric aid at the Utah State Hospital, and a field investigator for the Department of Assistance Payments. Judge Cullimore has taught substance abuse classes for the Utah County Department of Human Services. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Adult Probation and Parole and currently is a member of the Lindon Historic Committee. Judge Cullimore has served on the Lindon City Council and as the Lindon City Mayor. He received the Justice Court Judge of the Year Award in 2003. 4/10


JUDGE DAVID C. DAHLQUIST

JUDGE DAVID C. DAHLQUISTJudge David C. Dahlquist was appointed to the Payson Justice Court in April 2008. Judge Dahlquist has been actively involved in judicial education and is working to complete a legal studies certificate through the Utah Judicial Institute. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah in 1975, with a degree in music education and worked for 30 years as choral director at Payson High School before retiring in June 2005. Judge Dahlquist is the founder and musical director of the Payson Civic Chorale and has been actively involved with the Payson Community Theater. 4/11


JUDGE DEBRA L. HAVERON

JUDGE DEBRA L. HAVERONJudge Debra L. Haveron was appointed in 1995 as the Justice Court Judge for the West Millard County Justice Court after having worked as the court clerk since 1991. In 2011, the East and West Millard County Justice Courts were consolidated into one court. Judge Haveron now presides over the Millard County Justice Court with offices in Delta and Fillmore. She has attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and is a graduate of the Legal Institute for Justice Court Judges. Judge Haveron invites students from local elementary schools to visit her courtroom each year to learn about the courts and to conduct a mock trial. She has also conducted outreach programs at the middle and high school levels. Judge Haveron has served as a member of the Board of Justice Court Judges, the Justice Court Education Committee, the Bail Committee, and as an assistant district education director. 5/11


JUDGE LANE MCCOTTER

JUDGE LANE MCCOTTERJudge Lane McCotter was appointed to the Wasatch County Justice Court in May 2005. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and received a M.A. in Criminology from Sam Houston State University. As a career U.S. Army officer for 22 years, Judge McCotter devoted the majority of his time to criminal justice command assignments, retiring as a colonel in 1984. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Air Force War College, and the F.B.I. National Academy. Prior to coming to Utah in 1991, Judge McCotter served as director of both the Texas and New Mexico prison systems. In 1991, he became the director of the Utah Department of Corrections, serving until 1997. During this period he also served on the Utah POST Council. From 1998 until 2002, Judge McCotter served as chair on the Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission. In May 2003, Judge McCotter was selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Justice criminal justice team to assess and implement a plan to rebuild the Iraq criminal justice system. He served in Iraq until September 2003. 4/06


JUDGE REED S. PARKIN

JUDGE REED S. PARKINJudge Reed S. Parkin serves the Orem City Justice Court. His initial appointment to the bench was in April 2005. He previously served the Bluffdale, Herriman, and Heber justice courts. Judge Parkin earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in 2004, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 1998, and an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from Salt Lake Community College in 1992. He serves as a member of the Utah Judicial Council and has served on the Board of Justice Court Judges. He is an adjunct professor teaching courses in the school of business and criminal justice programs. 10/13


JUDGE STEVAN W. RIDGE

JUDGE STEVAN W. RIDGEJudge Stevan W. Ridge was appointed to the Heber City Justice Court in June 2002 and to the Utah County Justice Court in January 2008. He has served eight years on the bench. Judge Ridge was educated at Utah State University and Weber State University. He is a graduate of the Utah Law Enforcement Academy and the Utah Corrections Academy. For 23 years, Judge Ridge served as a law enforcement officer with the Wasatch County Sheriff's Department and the Utah Department of Corrections. He has completed the Utah Judicial Institute training program and has served two terms as education director for the 4th District Justice Court judges. 4/10


JUDGE STANLEY K. ROBISON

JUDGE STANLEY K. ROBISONJudge Stan Robison, was appointed Delta City Justice Court Judge in July 1983 and has served in that position since. He was raised in Delta, graduated from B.Y.U. with a degree in Accounting, Business Education and Economics. He worked in the petroleum distribution business for 38 years in the Delta area. He served as a West Millard EMT for 13 years and as Secretary for the Millard County Jr. Livestock Show for a number of years. Has served as Justice Court District Education Director and on the State Court Planning and Building Committee. 4/10


JUDGE VERNON F. ROMNEY

JUDGE VERNON F. ROMNEYJudge Vernon F. Romney was appointed to the Provo City Justice Court bench in July 2007. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English in 1979 and a law degree in 1982. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Romney worked for 22 years in the Provo City attorney's office, at which time he served primarily as lead city prosecutor. Judge Romney has served as president of the Central Utah Bar Association, president of the Utah Municipal Prosecutor's Association, chair of the Fourth District Court's Victim's Rights Committee, as a member of the Utah Domestic Violence Council, and as a member of the training committee for the Utah Prosecution Council. 04/10


JUDGE SHERLYNN WHITE FENSTERMAKER

JUDGE SHERLYNN WHITE FENSTERMAKERJudge Sherlynn White Fenstermaker was appointed to serve as a Judge in the Springville and Mapleton Justice Courts in 2007. She was born in Cedar City, Utah and attended schools in Parowan and Cedar City, Utahs. She graduated from Southern Utah State College in 1975 with a degree in Political Science. Judge Fenstermaker graduated from the J Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1979. She practiced law in Salt Lake City with the firm of Hanson, Russon, Hanson and Dunn from 1979 to 1984. Since 1984 she has been a member of the firm of Ivie and Young in Provo, Utah. From 1985 to 2007, she also worked as the Springville City Prosecutor. Judge Fenstermaker previously served on the Springville Library Board, the Utah County Housing Authority Board and as a member of the Utah County Career Services Council.


JUDGE SHARLA T. WILLIAMS

JUDGE SHARLA T. WILLIAMSJudge Sharla T. Williams was appointed to Nephi Precinct Court in Juab County in January 1991. In September 2008, Judge Williams was appointed to the Santaquin/Genola/Goshen Justice Court. She attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Williams was given the Honor of "Dedicated Service" in the year 1995. 4/10


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