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Judges' Biographies

THIRD DISTRICT JUVENILE COURT JUDGES


PRESIDING JUDGE RENEE JIMENEZ

PRESIDING JUDGE RENEE JIMENEZ

Judge Renee Jimenez was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in May 2013 by Gov. Gary Herbert. Judge Jimenez received an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1991. From 1991 until her appointment to the bench, Judge Jimenez worked for the Utah Attorney General's Office in the Division of Child and Family Support and in the Child Protection Division. She has served on the Utah Supreme Court's Ethics and Discipline Diversion Committee, the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the advisory committee on Disproportionate Minority Contact and the Juvenile Court eFiling Steering Committee. Judge Jimenez also presides over a Family Dependency Drug Court. 10/15 

ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE TUPAKK A.G. RENTERIA

ASSOCIATE PRESIDING JUDGE TUPAKK A.G. RENTERIA

Judge Tupakk A.G. Renteria was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in January 2014 by Gov. Gary Herbert. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Renteria worked for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office where he was part of the Special Victims' Unit, which prosecuted crimes perpetrated against children. Prior to that, Judge Renteria worked for Salt Lake City where he prosecuted misdemeanor offenses in the district and justice courts. He also worked for the law firm of Lokken & Associates assisting parents in child abuse and neglect issues. Judge Renteria received his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law in 2000, where he was the president of the Latino Law Student Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. 5/15  

JUDGE STEVEN K. BECK

JUDGE Steven K. Beck

Judge Steven K. Beck was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in July 2017 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Beck earned a B.S. degree in Political Science and degrees of Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Utah where he received the S. J. Quinney College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award in Juvenile Justice. From 2005 until 2015, he prosecuted delinquency cases in juvenile court for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office and from 2015 until his appointment to the bench, Judge Beck defended youth as a member of Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys. Judge Beck also presides over a juvenile delinquency drug treatment court. 7/18 

SUSAN H. EISENMAN

 SUSAN H. EISENMAN

Judge Susan H Eisenman was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in July 2017 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. She serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Eisenman graduated in 1990 from the University of California-Berkeley with a B.A. in English and received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1994. She worked as a parental defender, a guardian ad litem, and as assistant attorney general for the child protection division at the Utah Attorney General's Office, later moving to provide legal services to the executive director of the Department of Human Services. In 2013, she was promoted to Division Director of the State Agency Counsel Division. Judge Eisenman has been a mentor to new lawyers, and serves on the Utah State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision. 12/18 

JUDGE ELIZABETH KNIGHT

JUDGE ELIZABETH KNIGHT

Judge Elizabeth M. Knight was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in August of 2015 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Judge Knight serves in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Counties. Judge Knight graduated in 1989 from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education, and taught first grade in Compton California for one year. Judge Knight then received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1993. After graduating from law school, Judge Knight was employed as a Guardian ad Litem from 1993 until 2002. Judge Knight then returned to the University of Utah where she graduated with a Master's degree in Leadership and Policy in 2003. Following a brief stint teaching sixth grade, Judge Knight was employed by the Department of Human Services as an Administrative Law Judge from 2003 until 2013, and then as the Director of the Office of Guardian ad Litem from 2013 until her appointment to the bench. Judge Knight currently serves on the State Children's Justice Center Board and the Language Access Committee. 9/16 

JUDGE ELIZABETH A. LINDSLEY

JUDGE ELIZABETH A. LINDSLEY

Judge Elizabeth A. Lindsley was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in September 2002 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. She serves Salt Lake, Tooele, and Summit counties. Judge Lindsley received a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh College of Law in 1990. She served as a law clerk at the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office until 1991, when she became a deputy county/district attorney until appointed to the bench. Prior to her judicial appointment, she prosecuted juvenile delinquency and abuse/neglect cases in Third District Juvenile Court. Judge Lindsley is a member of a number of professional organizations. Currently, Judge Lindsley is a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Juvenile Procedures, a member of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. 8/16  

JUDGE MARK W. MAY

JUDGE MARK W. MAY

Judge Mark W. May was appointed to Third District Juvenile Court in July 2007 by Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. He serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge May worked for the Utah Attorney General's Office where he was the division chief of the Child Protection Division. Judge May also worked for the Office of the Guardian ad Litem and the law firm of Moyle & Draper, P.C. Judge May earned a degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University in 1984 and received his law degree from the University of Utah School of Law in 1989. Judge May is currently the Presiding Judge for Third District Juvenile Court. He is also a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges, and is a past chair of the Board. Judge May previously served on the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and served on the Advisory Board of the Tooele County Children's Justice Center for several years. 8/16 

JUDGE JAMES R. MICHIE, JR.

JUDGE JAMES R. MICHIE, JR.

Judge James R. Michie, Jr. was appointed to the Third District Juvenile Court in October 2006 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Judge Michie serves Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. Judge Michie graduated cum laude in 1986 from the University of Utah with an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, and received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1989. After graduating from law school, Judge Michie was as Associate Attorney with the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll practicing in the area of public finance. He served as a Guardian ad Litem from September 1999 until his appointment to the bench. Judge Michie served on the Children's Justice Center Board for several years. He served on the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice from August 2008 through June 2015, and has served as the presiding judge for Third District Juvenile Court. In 2016, Judge Michie served on the Juvenile Justice Working Group, and is currently a member of the Board of Juvenile Court Judges. 1/17 

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