CLEARFIELD — Stuart Williams has been named city attorney following the appointment of his predecessor, Brian Bower, as a justice court judge.
Williams began his legal career as a law clerk for West Jordan, then worked almost four years for South Salt Lake as the criminal prosecutor. He then returned to West Jordan as chief city prosecutor and then deputy city attorney. He was with the city for eight years, overseeing the victim advocate program, prosecution, code enforcement and the civil litigation department. He then served as assistant city attorney over public safety and risk management for West Valley City.
“I may have worked for larger cities, but even with Clearfield’s smaller population, it’s the same amount of work,” Williams joked in a press statement. “I look forward to working for the city and residents, and getting to know the city and staff.”
The son of renowned figurative abstract artist Franklin Williams, the younger Williams grew up traveling the world. His father took his family to Europe almost every summer while he taught or gave lectures at institutions around Europe.
After receiving a bachelor’s in English with a minor in sociology from the University of Nebraska, Williams received his law degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock.
Williams and his wife, Cambria, have two children, ages 4 and 11. In his spare time, he likes to tinker with his red 1963 Mercury Comet convertible.