Mason County District Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Licensed attorney
since 1991. Admitted to the practice of law in Washington, Colorado, and
Utah. 13 years experience in private practice, representing clients in
criminal and civil matters in both State and Federal Courts. Criminal
Appeals.13 years experience in a corporate setting handling government
and civilian contracts. Served as an Attorney Guardian ad Litem
representing abused and neglected children.
Other Professional Experience: USMCR
Education: Brigham Young University School of Law. Major: Law;
Degree: J.D. (1991) City University. Major: Business Administration;
Degree: MBA (2004) Brigham Young University. Major: Anthropology; Minor:
German, Degree: BA (1985)
Statement: The United States was founded on the idea “that all
men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness.” Our government was created to protect these
rights, not interfere with them. The importance of this idea cannot be
overstated for it is the essence of American Exceptionalism because it
was the first time that a country was established based on such an idea.
Throughout most of human history, tyranny was the norm of human
existence. To avoid that norm, the Constitution established a government
whose powers were granted to it by the people and which was tasked with
protecting the rights of the people. Each branch of government serves to
protect these rights in a different way.
Although the District Court is a lower court, it still serves to protect
individual rights and must deal with the same legal issues as all
courts. It can do this only by providing fair and equal justice under
the law. As District court Judge I will work to ensure fair and equal
treatment adhering to the established rules, laws, and Constitution
(State and Federal).
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