Governor appoints Troy Little to the Fifth District Juvenile Court

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 12, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Troy Little as a judge for the Fifth District Juvenile Court.

“I believe Troy Little will be an exceptional addition to the Fifth District Juvenile Court,” Gov. Herbert said. “His hardworking nature and dedication to the law will serve him well in his capacity on the bench.”

Little graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 2000. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration and a degree in nursing, both from the University of Utah. He has been chief deputy at the Iron County Attorney’s Office since 2003, and was an adjunct professor at Southern Utah University until 2014.

“I am humbled and honored to be appointed by Gov. Herbert to serve as a Fifth District Juvenile Court judge,” Little said. “I have great respect for this judicial office. I have a special interest in the welfare, protection, and success of our children and youth. One of my deepest desires is to preserve, strengthen, and fortify families. I appreciate the sensitive nature of juvenile court cases and how decisions from the bench have real consequences, in real people’s lives. If confirmed, I will diligently perform my judicial duties with integrity, fairness, and compassion.”

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.