About the Judge
Judge Jerald Jensen was initially appointed to the Justice Court Bench in 1987. He is currently serving in both the Davis County Justice Court and the Sunset City Justice Court. Judge Jensen served as a member of the Utah State Judicial Council from 1991 through 1997 and again from 2000 through 2006. Judge Jensen has also served as a member of the Utah Board of Justice Court Judges in various capacities for the past 19 years and recently completed a second two year term as Chairman of that governing body. He has been extensively involved in judicial education and training at the local court level. He has served on numerous Judicial Council committees throughout his service on the bench. He served for two years on the Justice Court Study Committee. That committee work resulted in legislation in 2008 which significantly improved the independence of Justice Courts. Judge Jensen has jointly presided over a county wide misdemeanor substance abuse court for the past three years. He has received several awards recognizing his contributions to the court system during his career. Those awards include the Justice Court Judge of the Year award and the Quality of Justice Award.