Governor appoints Neill to the Second District Juvenile Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 3, 2016) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Robert Neill as a judge to fill a vacancy on the Second District Juvenile Court.

“Rob Neill has a deep appreciation for the law and the role it can play in the lives of families. Rob’s sincere desire to serve and his impressive experience will make him the kind of judge who will change lives and impact families in a positive way.” Gov. Herbert said.

Neill has served in various positions within the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office since Jan., 1998, including assignments as the juvenile court specific Special Victims Prosecutor and the West Jordan Division Unit Chief, and serving most recently as the Screening and Misdemeanor Unit Chief. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Brigham Young University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to have been selected by Gov. Herbert to serve the Second District as a Juvenile Court Judge. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the children and families of this exceptional community and executing the duties of this position with hard work, professionalism and integrity,” Neill said.

Subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate, Neill will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge J. Mark Andrus.