Appointed in 2006, Judge Andrea Lockwood’s survey scores are consistent with the average of her justice court peers in all categories. Many respondents view her as knowledgeable and consistent; some describe her as dismissive and impatient. Some respondents report that her interactions with courtroom participants are not always constructive. Courtroom observers, in contrast, are consistently positive. All report they would feel comfortable appearing before her. They observe a no-nonsense, non-threatening, and professional demeanor and emphasize Judge Lockwood’s particular interest in hearing directly from the people appearing before her. Of 39 survey respondents answering the retention question, 28 (72%) recommend that Judge Lockwood be retained.
The commission reviewed surveys and courtroom observation reports in addition to verifying that Judge Lockwood has met all time standards, judicial education requirements, and discipline standards established by the judicial branch.
Judge Andrea W. Lockwood was appointed to the Ogden Justice Court in 2006. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Weber State University in 1974 and a Juris Doctorate degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1979. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Lockwood worked in the Ogden City Attorney’s Office for 27 years, serving the last four years as the Chief Deputy City Attorney. Judge Lockwood currently serves as the Education Director for the Second Judicial District and has served on various state-wide committees for the judiciary. In 2015, Judge Lockwood received the Justice Court Service Award from the Board of Justice Court Judges, and the Quality of Justice Award from the Utah Judicial Council.