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Derek Pullan

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Derek Pullan
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Current Court Information:
Utah Fourth Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Position:   District Court
Appointed by:   Gov. Michael O. Leavitt
Active:   2003-2018
Past post:   Wasatch County Attorney
Past term:   1999-2003
Past post 2:   Deputy County Attorney, Washington and Wasatch counties
Past term 2:   1994-1999
Personal History
Law School:   Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1993
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Fourth Judicial District
State:  Utah
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Retention vote:  139,104
Retention vote %:  83.9% ApprovedA

Derek Pullan is a judge of the Utah Fourth Judicial District for the Heber City District Court.[1] Pull was appointed to this position in September 2003 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt and he was retained in 2012. His current term expires in 2018.[2]


Pullan received his J.D. from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1993.[2]




Pullan stood for retention to the Utah Fourth Judicial District court in 2012. On November 6, 2012, Pullan was retained with 83.9 percent of the vote and receiving a total of 139,104 votes.[3][4]

See also: Utah judicial elections, 2012

Judicial Performance Evaluation recommendation

The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission compiled information from attorneys, court staff and jurors about the performance of all judges up for retention in 2012. Judges were evaluated based on five criteria.

A judge must score at least 3 out of 5 in each of these categories to meet the minimum performance standard. 96 attorneys responded to the following questions.

  • Legal Ability: 4.35
  • Communication: 4.46
  • Integrity: 4.60
  • Judicial temperament: 4.51
  • Administrative: 4.50

Based on cumulative results, Judge Pullan was recommended for retention by 12 out of 12 commission members. For the full report, visit: Utah Judicial Evaluation Performance Commission, Honorable Derek P. Pullan.

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