SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Nominating Commission has announced Michael Peter Boehm will fill the South Jordan City Justice Court vacancy. Boehm will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth, who will resign effective Jan. 2.
The commission also announced that Anna Lisa Rossi Anderson will fill the South Salt Lake City Justice Court vacancy. Anderson will replace Judge Catherine M. Johnson, who will retire effective Jan. 1.
Boehm received a degree in business management from BYU, and after a brief period in the corporate world, he returned to law school, graduating with honors from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.
After receiving his law degree, Boehm returned to Utah and joined the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, where he handled a wide range high-profile cases.
Anderson received her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Illinois in 2000 and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. She began her legal career as a prosecutor at the Tazewell County State's Attorney’s Office in central Illinois, during which time she also received an appointment as a special assistant U.S. attorney in Peoria, Illinois, to assist in the prosecution of several federal cases that originated in her county.
Anderson moved to Joliet, Illinois, in 2007 and began work as a felony prosecutor with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted cases in that office for seven years before relocating to Utah in 2012, where she has since been employed as a prosecuting attorney in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.
Both appointments are subject to completion of the court’s new judge orientation and certification by the Utah Judicial Council.