SUMMIT COUNTY CLERK
Coalville, UT May 2021-Present
Administers elections for Summit County. Issues marriage and business licenses. Produces minutes for the Summit County Council and serves as repository of County ordinances, resolutions, and other related documents.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF UTAH
Magistrate Judge, Salt Lake City, UT May 2012–Apr. 2020
Managed and decided pretrial matters in civil and criminal cases. Presided over civil cases with parties’ consent and over Behavioral Health Reentry Court. Conducted settlement conferences/mediations. Co-chaired court’s Risk/Needs Assessment Tool Committee to study, evaluate, and explain statistical tools used within the criminal justice system.
THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER
Magistrate Judges Education Advisory Committee
Chair Apr. 2017—Apr. 2020
Member Aug. 2016–Apr. 2017
Advised on, conducted, and promoted orientation, continuing education, and training for federal magistrate judges. Received intensive training on adult education.
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION
Senior City Attorney, Salt Lake City, UT Sept. 2006–Apr. 2012
Pursued litigation from initiation through appeal in State and Federal Court involving eminent domain, quiet title, contract disputes, personal injury, state constitutional claims, federal civil rights suits, appeals from administrative rulings regarding business licenses, land-use decisions, open records and meetings, and employment actions. Advised City Council, Mayor, and department heads regarding litigation.
Partner, Salt Lake City, UT Oct. 2005—Aug. 2006
Practiced complex corporate litigation following the acquisition of Bendinger, Crockett.
BENDINGER, CROCKETT, PETERSON, GREENWOOD & CASEY PC
Shareholder, Salt Lake City, UT Jan. 2003—Sept. 2005
Associate, Salt Lake City, UT June 2000—Dec. 2002
Practiced complex corporate litigation managing securities defense, products liability defense, professional malpractice, land development disputes, and antitrust cases. Pro bono work included post-conviction relief, First Amendment litigation, and child custody disputes. Managed paralegal staff, including training in substantive areas and case management and trial presentation software.
COVINGTON & BURLING
Associate, Washington, D.C. Mar. 1998—May 2000
Practiced litigation and regulatory antitrust. Engaged in civil discovery and motion practice for health care fraud, patent, directors’ and officers’ liability, post-conviction relief, and Medicaid disallowance cases. Worked to obtain governmental approval of various mergers.
Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, Washington, D.C. June 1999—Dec. 1999
Six-month rotation to the District of Columbia’s Office of Corporation Counsel prosecuting child physical/sexual abuse and child neglect.
SUPREME COURT OF UTAH, Salt Lake City, UT
Law Clerk to the Honorable Christine M. Durham Jan. 1997—Jan. 1998
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, Ogden, UT
Olene Walker VOTE Certification started January 2022
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY
J.D., cum laude May 1996
Honors: Journal of International Law and Politics, Staff Editor
Activities: Research Education & Advocacy to Combat Homelessness-Clinic Coordinator, Treasurer
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL,
B.A. in Public Policy Analysis, cum laude May 1993
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
PROFESSIONALISM AWARD, Utah State Bar 2019
MENTORING AWARD, Women Lawyers of Utah 2019
AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION, Lifetime Fellow
DORATHY MERRILL BROTHERS AWARD for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession, Utah State Bar 2010
WOMEN LAWYERS OF UTAH, Member, President 2007-2008
UTAH ANNUAL BAR CONVENTION, 2019 Co-Chair
UTAH BAR COMMISSION, 3d Division Commissioner 2011-2014
ETHICS & DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE OF THE UTAH SUPREME COURT, former Screening Panel Vice Chair
“HOW TO”: STATE CONSTITUTIONAL EXPOSITION, presenter, N.D. Ohio Federal Bar Association, June 2019
JUDICIAL ETHICS: THE PRINCIPLES THAT UNDERLIE THE RULES, panelist, Federal Judicial Center, Mid-Career Seminar for Magistrate Judges, May 2019
JUDICIAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, co-presenter, Regional Dialogue, Uzbekistan Higher Judicial School for Judges, May 2019
UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT ATTITUDES TO ENABLE INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP, presenter, Federal Bar Association Leadership Conf., Mar. 2019