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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Andrew H. Stone and Charlene Barlow to the Third Judicial District Court, which serves Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

"The two attorneys I appointed to Utah's bench today have extensive experience handling sophisticated litigation matters," Governor Herbert said. "Their understanding of the challenges imposed by factually and legally complex cases will be a tremendous asset to the Judiciary."

Mr. Stone is an attorney with Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough. He has previously served as a trial attorney with the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

"For the past 20 years, Andy Stone has distinguished himself as a litigator defending businesses in antitrust, trade secret and intellectual property matters. Andy's history of litigating sophisticated and high-profile cases will prove invaluable as he presides over cases in the Third District Court," the Governor said.

Mr. Stone has a juris doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law. He has been appointed to replace Judge Stephen L. Henriod who will retire December 31, 2010.

Ms. Barlow currently serves as the section chief of the Criminal Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining the Utah Attorney General's Office in 1988, she served as the Provo City Attorney, Orem City Attorney and as a prosecutor in the Utah County Attorney's Office.

"Over the course of her career, Charlene has developed a well-deserved reputation for fairness, hard work and intelligence," Governor Herbert said. "Her background investigating and prosecuting complex financial crimes will serve her well on the Third District Court."

Ms. Barlow has a juris doctorate from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. She has been appointed to replace Judge Michele Christiansen, who Governor Herbert appointed to the Utah Court of Appeals in May 2010.

The Governor's appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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