SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed M. James Brady to serve as a district court judge in the state's Fourth Judicial District.
"Jim has spent the last 28 years developing a solid reputation and earning the respect of his colleagues through his legal work and his professionalism" Governor Herbert said. "His commitment to public service is clear, and I look forward to the contributions he will make from the bench."
Mr. Brady is a partner at the law firm of Bradford & Brady, which focuses on domestic, business, criminal and land use litigation. He has served as a small claims court judge in Provo's Fourth District Court, as well as a circuit court judge in Provo's Eighth Circuit Court.
The Fourth Judicial District serves Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties. If confirmed, Mr. Brady will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Fourth District Judge Howard Maetani.
Mr. Brady has a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University, and is a former mayor and council member of Mapleton City, Utah. Mr. Brady has also served on the Utah County Board of Adjustments, as well as in the South Utah Valley Municipal Water Users Association and the Boy Scouts of America.
The Governor's appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.