Judge William K. Kendall was appointed to serve as a Third District Court Judge in Salt Lake County in December 2014. Before his judicial appointment by Governor Gary Herbert, Judge Kendall worked as an assistant U.S. attorney and the deputy violent crimes section chief at the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah. As the anti-gang and robbery coordinator he prosecuted federal racketeering, robbery, firearm, narcotics, and child pornography cases. Prior to his work there, he served as a deputy district attorney in Salt Lake County. Judge Kendall received bachelor's degrees in political science and communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1993. He graduated with a juris doctorate from the University of Richmond, Virginia in 1996 where he was the executive editor on the founding editorial board of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology.