Judges' Biographies


Judges' Biographies


JUDGE LYON W. HAZELTON IIJudge Lyon W. Hazelton, II, was appointed to the San Juan County Justice Court in 1994. In 1999, he was appointed as the Justice Court judge for the City of Monticello. He graduated with an Associate of Science degree from the College of Eastern Utah. He has attended all mandatory classes required by the Administrative Office of the Courts, as well as optional classes. In addition, Just Hazelton has attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Judge Hazelton has served as education director for the Justice Court judges and Seventh District court clerks. He was awarded the Justice Court Service Award in 2001. Judge Hazelton has been an active volunteer member of the San Juan County and Monticello City Emergency Services for more than 27 years. In addition, he has worked with the Boy Scouts and other youth programs. 4/11


  LINDA MURDOCKJudge Linda Murdock was appointed to the Helper Justice Court in 1997. She was then appointed to the East Carbon Justice Court. She attended Fullerton College in California and worked as the head secretary in several law firms in California. 4/10


JUDGE ELAYNE STORRSJudge Elayne Storrs was appointed to the Carbon County Justice Court in 1991 and to the Wellington City Justice Court in 1993. She has served on the Justice Court Board of Judges, the Judicial Ethics Committee, as education director for the Seventh District Judges, and as education director for the Utah State Judges. Judge Storrs was appointed to represent the justice courts on the Small Claims Subcommittee for the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure. She was chosen as a participant for the National Leadership Conference for the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration. Judge Storrs is a graduate of the National Judicial College's Legal Institute and the Utah State Level II Legal Institute. In 1999, the Utah Association of Justice Court Judges named Judge Storrs as Justice Court Judge of the Year. She received the Quality of Justice Award in 2004. Judge Storrs and the staff of the Carbon County Justice Court were named Utah Justice Court of the Year in 2009 for their excellence in serving the public. 07/10


JUDGE STEVEN L. STREAMJudge Steven Stream was appointed to the Emery County Justice Court in February 2005. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Stream worked for Emery County as a deputy sheriff for more than 20 years. He currently is the Seventh District Justice Court director, which includes serving as the Seventh District Justice Court Education chairman and serving as a member of the Utah State Justice Court Education Committee. 4/10


JUDGE DAVID TUBBSJudge David Tubbs was appointed to the Grand County Justice Court in December 2010. Judge Tubbs spent five years as a senior vice-president with a major U.S. corporation and 24 years in service to the FBI. After retiring, he was appointed as the executive director of Utah Olympic Public Safety Command where he coordinated efforts of state, local, and federal agencies during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Judge Tubbs graduated from the University of Illinois and earned a law degree from the DePaul University College of Law. 4/11

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