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Idaho Falls attorney named to bench

Alan Stephens, a longtime attorney in Idaho Falls, has been named to a new post as a 7th District judge by Gov. Butch Otter. “I was impressed once again by the quality and diversity of candidates put forward by the Judicial Council, including a prosecutor and a magistrate,” Otter said. “Alan has a long and distinguished career as a civil litigator, and I believe his experience and skill set make him an excellent match for the caseload in the Seventh District.” Click below for Otter's full announcement.

The other two finalists for the judgeship were Stephen J. Clark, a magistrate judge in Salmon, and Bruce L. Pickett, a prosecuting attorney for Bonneville County in Idaho Falls. Amy Wallace Potter also was a candidate for the judgeship but wasn’t selected by the state Judicial Council as a finalist; she’s a lawyer in private practice in Jackson, Wyo. who resides in Victor, Idaho.


C.L. “Butch” Otter

GOVERNOR

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                     

October 3, 2013                                                                   

 

IDAHO FALLS ATTORNEY NAMED TO NEW SEVENTH DISTRICT COURT POSITION

 

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of longtime Idaho Falls attorney Alan Stephens to a newly created judgeship in the Seventh Judicial District, serving Jefferson County and based in Rigby.

Stephens was among three candidates whose names were submitted by the Idaho Judicial Council for the position, which was created last winter by the Idaho Legislature. The Ammon resident and Soda Springs native has been a partner with Thomsen Stephens Law Offices since 1990.

“I was impressed once again by the quality and diversity of candidates put forward by the Judicial Council, including a prosecutor and a magistrate. Alan has a long and distinguished career as a civil litigator, and I believe his experience and skill set make him an excellent match for the caseload in the Seventh District,” Governor Otter said. 

Stephens, 62, attended Idaho State University, and received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from the University of Idaho. He and his wife Glenna Ann have seven children.

 

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