Governor appoints Kendall to the 3rd District Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 15, 2014) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed William K. Kendall as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.

“William Kendall is well known for his dedicated service to the criminal justice system and his reputation as a skilled trial lawyer.  His broad base of experience, extensive trial practice, temperament, and knowledge of criminal law will serve the 3rd District well,” said Gov. Herbert.

Kendall is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the deputy violent crimes section chief at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, where he also serves as the anti-gang and robbery coordinator.  He handles federal gang, gun and robbery crime cases, and is responsible for anti-gang outreach activities and supervision of the section.  Prior to his service with the United States Attorney’s Office, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for Salt Lake County (2000-2007) and a district executive at the Boy Scouts of America (1997-2000).

“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed by Governor Herbert,” said Kendall. “I am grateful for the confidence he has shown in me and look forward to continuing my service to the people of Utah in this new role.  I will work diligently to carry out the duties of a 3rd District Judge with reason, integrity and civility.”

Subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate, Kendall will fill the vacancy that will result from the retirement of Judge Robin W. Reese on Dec. 31, 2014.