Governor appoints Teresa Welch to the Third District Court

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Teresa Welch as a judge for the Third District Court. 

“Teresa Welch will be a strong addition to the Third District Court,” Gov. Hebert said. “I am confident her extensive background in law will serve her well in this capacity.” 

Since 2003, Welch has worked as a public defender with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. She also teaches criminal justice and philosophy classes at local universities and colleges. Welch received her J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. She also holds a master’s in philosophy from the University of Utah, as well as bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and violin performance. 

“I am humbled and honored to be selected by Gov. Herbert,” Welch said. “If confirmed, I will work diligently to serve the people of Utah and the Third District Court with fairness, respect, and integrity.” 

Welch’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.