MICHAEL D DIREDA portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Law
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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • Juris Doctor, Law, Pepperdine University School of Law

Biography

Judge Michael D. DiReda was appointed to the Second District Court by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., in December 2008. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1990 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from Pepperdine University. He served as a judicial law clerk in the Second District Court from 1994-1995 before joining the Davis County Attorney's Office. From 1995-2008, Judge DiReda worked as a Deputy Davis County Attorney, where he served as the Litigation Section Chief in the criminal and juvenile divisions. He was a Special Assistant United States Attorney from 2001-2007 and a prosecutor for the cities of Centerville and Clinton. Currently, Judge DiReda is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the trial advocacy department. He is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, an editorial board member of the Utah Journal of Criminal Law, and a past member of the Standing Committee for Self-Represented Parties.