Following recommendations by Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah, President Biden has announced the nomination of Trina Higgins to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. Ms. Higgins is a graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Utah since 2002.
Of the nomination, Sen. Lee said, “Trina Higgins is a fantastic choice to be the next United States Attorney for the District of Utah. I had the honor of working with Trina during a part of her nearly two decades in the U.S. Attorney’s office. In our interactions, she always proved herself to be a dedicated, disciplined prosecutor. Her integrity and commitment will serve the people of Utah well in her new role as she continues to uphold the rule of law.”
Sen. Romney said, “After reviewing her record and qualifications, and meeting with her personally, it is clear that Trina Higgins is exceptionally qualified to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. For the last two decades, she has served Utah in the U.S. Attorney’s Office as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where she has held several positions including Special Counsel to Litigative Programs, Violent Crime Section Chief, and Tribal Liaison. I have full confidence that Trina will serve Utah and our country with honor and integrity, and I look forward to supporting her nomination when it comes before the Senate.”