About the Judge

Judge J.C. Ynchausti is the former Bountiful Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor. He graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in History and Italian. He was honored by the University of Utah, College of Humanities as an outstanding undergraduate and by the Utah Historical Society as its Outstanding History Student. He attended the University of Idaho, College of Law where he was awarded the Langroise Scholarship and served as: a Senior Class member of the Conduct Review Board, a student representative of the Tenure Review Committee and Treasurer of Delta Theta Phi. He is licensed to practice law in both Idaho and Utah. He was employed as the law clerk for Idaho Fifth District Judge James J. May in Sun Valley, Idaho.

As a civil practitioner he has worked in the fields of adoption, employment law, family law and general litigation. He has served on several Utah State Bar committees, has been a mediator for the Utah Equal Employment Opportunity Anti-Discrimination Division and is a member of the Rex E. Lee American Inn of Court. For almost twenty-five (25) years he was appointed, by the Second District Court, to represent patients in the civil commitment process. He has also served as an instructor, on the topic of civil commitment, for the Davis County Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Team Program. As an assistant Bountiful City attorney his primary responsibilities were to assist the city attorney, advise the Board of Adjustment and Traffic Safety Committee. As a prosecutor his primary responsibilities included, but were not limited to, advising, training and assisting police and prosecuting all misdemeanor crimes. He has trained prosecutors locally and, from around the country, at the National District Attorney's Association. An enthusiastic ice hockey player, Judge Ynchausti has also served as the USA Hockey/Utah Amateur Hockey Association Safe Sport Coordinator. 

Contact Information

Physical Address
Davis Justice Complex
Courtroom #2
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
Davis County Justice Court
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 451-4488 :: Main

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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