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Jann L. Farris                                                          
P.O. Box 641                                              
Morgan, Utah 84050                                                                                       
E-mail- lightninglaw@yahoo.com                           

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EDUCATION:           University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho

                             J.D.  December 2000

                        Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

                             B.S. 1991 Double Major: Criminal Justice/Psychology

         

EMPLOYMENT:         Morgan County Attorney April 2006 to Present Morgan, Utah

Elected County Attorney entrusted with all legal responsibilities on behalf of Morgan County including civil litigation and criminal prosecution.

*Current Member in good standing of Utah and Federal Bar Associations*

 

Owner – Farris Law Office L.L.C.  August 2003 to January 2006 Ogden, Utah

General legal practice with an emphasis on Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Contracts.

 

                              Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee

                                    June 2002 to August 2003 Salt Lake City, Utah

                              Staff Attorney for Chapter 13 Trustee  

                             Extensive Federal court room experience.                  

 

                              Whatcott, Barrett & Hagen PC

                                    May 2001 to June 2002 Layton, Utah

Attorney in busy Bankruptcy Firm. Manager of Layton Office. Extensive bankruptcy experience.

 

                              Westlaw

                             1999 to 2000 Moscow, Idaho

                             Student Representative for leading legal research company.

Duties: Train law students in the use of Westlaw research software. Market Westlaw by assisting law students in their research. Extensive legal research experience.

         

                        Salt Lake Police Association (Local 75 AFL-CIO)

                    1993 to 1998 Salt Lake City, Utah

                    President of Labor Union. Represented over 300 police officers.

Chairman of Grievance Committee. Represented officers in disciplinary hearings.

Lead Negotiator in 1998 labor contract negotiations with Salt Lake City Corp.

 

                        Editor of monthly newsletter, The Associate.

Associate Editor of quarterly magazine, The Salt Lake Law Enforcement Journal.

                   

                        Salt Lake City Police Department

                    1991 to 1998 Salt Lake City, Utah  

                    Detective 1995-1996

Duties: Conduct follow-up investigations, interview suspects, screen cases with prosecuting attorneys, prepare and serve arrest warrants, testify in court.

                    Patrol Officer 1991-1998

Duties: All law enforcement duties. Special emphasis on narcotics enforcement.

Proactive patrolman with over eighty self-initiated drug arrests while in uniform.

 

 

          BOARDS:      

                             Board Member:        Utah Prosecution Council

            (Past)         Board Member:        Paralegal Advisory Team Davis Applied Technology College

            (Past)         Board Member:        Second District Judicial Nominating Commission

                             Board Member:        Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Advisory Board 

                             Board Member:        Indigent Aggravated Murder Defense Trust Fund

                             Board Member:        Weber Morgan Children’s Justice Center Advisory Board

                             Member:                 Weber/Morgan Domestic Violence Coalition

                                                          Past Chairman (2008)

          (Founding)     Board Member:        Morgan Empowered

 

 

          CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

 

                             (SAUSA):       Special Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned Federal Drug and Weapons cases. (Holder of Government Security Clearance)

 

                             Lead Instructor: Davis Applied Technology College (Paralegal Program)