Appointed in 2000, Judge Clint Gilmore scores above the average of his justice court peers in administrative skills and consistent with the average of his peers in all other categories. From a list, survey respondents choose 93% positive words to describe him, frequently characterizing him as knowledgeable, attentive, and receptive. Observers and respondents praise Judge Gilmore’s demeanor and note that he consistently seeks input from all courtroom participants. Most observers view Judge Gilmore as fair and unbiased, reporting that he listens to and clearly communicates with everyone in court. Observers generally conclude that they would feel comfortable appearing before him. Of 37 survey respondents answering the retention question, 32 (86%) recommend that Judge Gilmore be retained.
The commission reviewed surveys and courtroom observation reports in addition to verifying that Judge Gilmore has met all time standards, judicial education requirements, and discipline standards established by the judicial branch.
Appointed to the West Valley City Justice Court in 2013, Judge Clint Gilmore graduated from BYU in 2000 and earned a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 2003. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gilmore served as the Assistant Chief Prosecuting Attorney for West Valley City, a Special Deputy District Attorney for Salt Lake County, and a Special Assistant U. S. Attorney. For his work prosecuting federal gun crimes, he received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office of U. S. Attorneys. Judge Gilmore has also taught at the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy for the Utah Department of Public Safety and served as the President of the Utah Municipal Prosecutor’s Association.