Dustin Pead has been a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Utah since August 2014. From March 2008 to August 2014 Judge Pead served as one of two immigration judges at the Immigration Court in the Salt Lake City area and, from 2003 to 2008, as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Utah in the criminal division. From 2003 to 2008 Judge Pead was employed as an Attorney Advisor at the Board of Immigration Appeals based in Falls Church, Virginia, under the Attorney General's Honors Program and, in that capacity, was detailed to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee as immigration counsel from 2001 to 2002. Judge Pead began his legal career in 1998 as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Seattle, Washington Immigration Court also under the Attorney General's Honors Program. Judge Pead received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah in 1995 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998.