Judges' Biographies


SEVENTH DISTRICT COURT JUDGES


Judges' Biographies

PRESIDING JUDGE LYLE R. ANDERSON

PRESIDING JUDGE LYLE R. ANDERSONJudge Lyle R. Anderson was appointed to the Seventh District Court in December 1992 by Gov. Norman H. Bangerter. He serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. He received a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1982 with honors and Order of the Coif. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Anderson was affiliated with the firm of Anderson & Anderson from 1982 to 1992, and was Grand County attorney from 1991 to 1992. Judge Anderson was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1992. He has served on the Judicial Council and currently serves on the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Anderson has been presiding Judge of the Seventh District Court from 1997 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009. 09/09


ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE GEORGE HARMOND

ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE GEORGE HARMONDJudge George M. Harmond, Jr. was appointed to the Seventh District Court in December 2005 by Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. He serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. Judge Harmond received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, and a law degree in May 1981 from Creighton University School of Law. Judge Harmond was in general private practice from October 1981 until his appointment to the bench. In addition to his private practice, Judge Harmond served as Deputy Carbon County Attorney from 1987 to 2005. He was appointed to the Utah Board of Water Resources by Governor Michael O. Leavitt in April 2003 and served until December 2005.


JUDGE DOUGLAS B. THOMAS

JUDGE DOUGLAS B. THOMASJudge Douglas B. Thomas was appointed to the Seventh District Court in April 2007 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. He serves Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan counties. Judge Thomas received his undergraduate degree from Weber State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, and Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 1989. He worked for the law firm of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall and McCarthy and later was a shareholder with Gridley, Ward and Shaw where he managed the firm=s Layton office. Judge Thomas was appointed as a District Court Commissioner in 2003 where he served until his present appointment. In addition to his courtroom responsibilities, Judge Thomas currently serves on the Board of District Court Judges, the Family Law Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar, and as co- chair of the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Children and Family Law. 4/10


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