Governor appoints Kristine Johnson to the Third District Court

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Kristine Johnson as a judge for the Third District Court. 

“Kristine Johnson has a wealth of experience that will serve her well as she transitions into this new role,” Gov. Herbert said. “ I have no doubt she will work hard and that her passion and dedication in enforcing the law will make her a great addition to the courts.”

Johnson is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, where she has practiced

civil litigation since 1997. She has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2015. She also practiced at Campbell Maack & Sessions from 1995 to 1997. She holds a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Trinity University.

“I am incredibly honored to be appointed by Gov. Herbert to the Third Judicial District Court bench,” Johnson said.  “If confirmed, it will be my great privilege to serve the people of Utah and I will work very hard to ensure that the laws of this state are followed faithfully and applied in a fair and impartial manner.”

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.