Judges' Biographies


FIFTH DISTRICT JUSTICE COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

JUDGE KEN ARMSTRONG

 Judge Ken Armstrong was appointed to the Santa Clara Justice Court in February 2000. Before his appointment to the bench, he served in the U.S. Army and received a Bronze Star Medal while serving in South Viet Nam. In 1976, he graduated Cum Laude from Colorado's Metropolitan State College with a degree in Criminal Justice and Outdoor Recreation. He worked as a law enforcement officer and firefighter for 22 years. In 2006, he was awarded a certificate of Legal Studies from the Legal Institute. From 2002 through 2009, Judge Armstrong served as the education director for the Fifth District's Justice Courts. 4/10


JUDGE SHADRACH C. BRADSHAW

JUDGE SHADRACH C. BRADSHAWJudge Shadrach C. Bradshaw was appointed to the Beaver County Justice Court in January 1995. He owned and operated a dairy farm until 2003. Since that time, he has served as the recreational director for Beaver City. For more than 30 years, Judge Bradshaw has been active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and has volunteered for many community youth programs.


JUDGE LEE L. BUNNELL

JUDGE LEE L. BUNNELLJudge Lee L. Bunnell was appointed to the bench in January 1982, as a part-time judge for Washington City. Judge Bunnell graduated from Dixie College with an Associate Degree, then from Weber State College with a Bachelor of Science degree, then from University of Utah with a Master of Science degree. He taught six years in public schools, first Weber High School in Ogden, then Rancho High School in Las Vegas. He then was appointed head football coach at Dixie College in St. George. After coaching for nine years he resigned as coach and accepted a position in the science department at Dixie College where he taught biology and math. Later he was appointed Dean of the department of Science and Math. Judge Bunnell retired in 2005 after 38 years of teaching. 5/11


JUDGE DENNIS COX

JUDGE DENNIS COXJudge Dennis Cox was appointed to the Beaver County Justice Court, Milford Precinct, in January 2007. Judge Cox He has served as chief of police in Milford and as a deputy sheriff for Beaver County. He served as the Southern Utah Area Blue & Gold Information Officer for the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Judge Cox retired from public education in 2005. Judge Cox received the Silver Beaver from the Utah National Parks Council in 2001. In 2000, he received the Utah Hunter Education Instructor of the Year, Southern Region, from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Judge Cox has completed the Legal Institute course work. 4/11


JUDGE PAUL DAME

JUDGE PAUL DAMEJudge Paul Dame was appointed to the Washington County Justice Court as a full-time judge in 2004. He earned a law degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 1990. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as the chief deputy prosecutor for Washington County. Judge Dame received the 2008 Utah Justice Court Judge of the Year award, and was co-recipient of the 2010 Quality of Justice Award. 2/11


JUDGE BRENT A. DUNLAP

 Judge Brent A. Dunlap was appointed to the Iron County Justice Court in February 2007. In addition, he serves the Parowan City Justice Court. Prior to being appointed, Judge Dunlap served in law enforcement for 21 years. Judge Dunlap is currently a member of the Justice Court Judges Education Committee. 4/10


JUDGE KENNETH JAKE GRAFF

 


JUDGE MARGARET MILLER

JUDGE MARGARET MILLERJudge Margaret Miller began working in the Cedar Precinct Justice Court in May 1973. She has been district director and assistant director for the Fifth Judicial District within the Justice Court Judges Association. She has assisted with juvenile offender programs within the Fifth District and has served on the board to review court procedures. Judge Miller currently serves on the Cedar City Housing Authority Board of Directors. She has also served as a mentor for new judges in the Fifth District since 2007. Judge Miller received the Cedar City Business and Professional Women's honor as Women of Achievement in 1986 and 1997, and the Utah Federation Business and Professional Women's State honor as Women of Achievement in 1986. She was named Judge of the Year in 1988 and 1992. Judge Miller has received the Quality of Justice Award. She was named Iron County resource person of the year and Division of Youth Corrections Region III Outstanding Volunteer. 5/11


JUDGE KARLIN MYERS

JUDGE KARLIN MYERSJudge Karlin Myers was appointed to the Hurricane City Justice Court in July 2005. He serves East Washington County, including the cities of Hurricane and LaVerkin. Judge Myers is a graduate of Oregon State University and Willamette University College of Law. He has been admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Myers maintained a private law practice for 15 years with an emphasis on criminal defense. 3/13


JUDGE JETTA ROBINSON

JUDGE JETTA ROBINSONJudge Jetta Davie Robinson was appointed to the Beaver County Justice Court in 1981. She has served as the Minersville City Justice of the Peace and has served two terms on the Utah State Bail Schedule Committee. She is currently the Beaver County Justice Court Judge for the Minersville Precinct. 4/10


JUDGE DOUGLAS WHITLOCK

JUDGE DOUGLAS WHITLOCKJudge Douglas Whitlock was appointed to the Enterprise Justice Court in November 1990 where he serves on a part-time basis. In January 2003, Judge Whitlock was appointed by the Washington County Commission to serve as a full-time judge in the Washington County Justice Court. Judge Whitlock received the Second Miller Award and the District Award of Merit for Service to the Youth from the Pilot Peak District of the Boy Scouts of America. Judge Whitlock was awarded the Justice Court Judge of the Year Award in 2005. In March 2009, he received a Certificate in Legal Studies from the Legal Institute for Justice Court Judges. Judge Whitlock currently serves as a member of the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition. He also serves on the Utah State Fine & Bail Committee. Judge Whitlock has served on the Washington County Board of Adjustments and for 19 years as the City of Enterprise volunteer fire chief until he retired in 2003. 3/10


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