Utah Courts



The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts and Information Page due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

El poder judicial de Utah está comprometido a la administración de justicia de una manera abierta, justa y eficiente bajo la ley. En nuestra página Información y alertas encontrará información importante sobre qué hacer en cuanto a su caso y dónde encontrar ayuda debido al impacto del brote de COVID-19.

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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Judges' Biographies




Judge Douglas B. Thomas was appointed to the Seventh District Court in April 2007 by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Judge Thomas graduated from the University of Utah College of Law in 1989. He practiced law with Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall and McCarthy and later became a shareholder at Gridley, Ward and Shaw. He then served as a Second District Court Commissioner from 2003-2007. Since his appointment to the bench, Judge Thomas has served as presiding judge of the Seventh District Court and on the Board of District Court Judges. Judge Thomas currently co-chairs the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Children and Family Law and serves on the Utah State Bar's Family Law Executive Committee. 1/17  



Judge 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 Don M. Torgerson was appointed to the Seventh District Court in July 2018 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. He serves Grand, San Juan, Carbon, and Emery counties. Judge Torgerson graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2004. He was a private practice attorney from 2004 until his appointment to the bench, maintaining a broad civil litigation and criminal practice that included both trial and appellate work. His private practice included work as juvenile-court parental defender, criminal public defender, and appellate public defender in Carbon, Grand, San Juan, and Emery counties. He has also been involved with drug court programs since 2005, serving as defense counsel to two adult drug courts and two child-welfare adult drug courts. He currently presides over the adult drug court in San Juan County. 1/19 

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

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