SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed two Utah attorneys to fill impending vacancies on the Third District Court. Ryan M. Harris has been appointed to fill the vacancy which will be created when Judge Glenn K. Iwasaki retires on September 30. Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills has been appointed to fill the vacancy which will be created when Judge Joseph C. Fratto, Jr., retires on December 15.
Ryan M. Harris is a partner at the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough in Salt Lake City, where he has practiced since 1999 and where he served on the three-member executive committee. His practice specializes in areas of civil litigation and appellate advocacy. Mr. Harris clerked for the Tenth Circuit Court. He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, and his juris doctorate from Stanford Law School. Mr. Harris has also served on numerous committees for the Utah State Bar, and in other volunteer capacities.
Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills is a partner at the law firm of Richard Brandt Miller Nelson in Salt Lake City, where she has practiced since 1993. Her practice specializes in family law issues. She received a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, a master's degree in counseling from the University of Vermont, and her juris doctorate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Ms. Hruby-Mills has also served on numerous boards and committees, and as an emergency social worker.
The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele Counties. Ms. Hruby-Mills and Mr. Harris' appointments are subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.