Cannell nominated for Utah First District Court

LOGAN – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is nominating Logan-based attorney and Utah State University media law instructor Brian Cannell to fill a First District Court vacancy in Logan.

The governor issued a statement Friday saying he has no doubt Cannell will be a good replacement for Judge Clint Judkins.

Judkins retired this year after 24 years on the bench.

Cannell’s appointment needs confirmation from the Utah State Senate.

He says he’s humbled by the nomination.

According to his <a href=”” target=”_blank”>law firm bio</a>, Cannell graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1993 and received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1996. He was admitted to the State Bar in 1996 and became a shareholder at Hillyard, Anderson and Olsen P.C. in 1999.

Herbert notes Cannell has served on boards and committees in Cache County and has provided pro-bono legal services to non-profit organizations.

Logan City Attorney Kymber Housley was previously nominated, but withdrew before confirmation.

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