Justice Court

Judge’s Biographies

The Justice Court has moved around the corner. Our new address is 197 E Tabernacle Street (the old county administration building). For a map, please visit Google Maps.

Judge Douglas Whitlock

Judge Douglas Whitlock was appointed to the Enterprise Justice Court in November 1990 where he serves on a part-time basis. In January 2003, Judge Whitlock was appointed by the Washington County Commission to serve as a full-time judge in the Washington County Justice Court. Judge Whitlock was awarded the Justice Court Judge of the Year Award in 2005. In March 2009, he received a Certificate of Legal Studies from the Legal Institute for Justice Court Judges. Judge Whitlock currently serves as a member of the Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition. He has also served on the Utah State Fine & Bail Committee and the Washington County Board of Adjustments.

Judge Ronald L. Read

Judge Ronald L. Read was appointed to the Washington County Justice Court bench in September 2014. He graduated from Southern Utah State College in 1981 and the University of Utah Law School in 1990. He served as a law clerk for the United States District Court of Boise, Idaho, after which he then became an associate and shareholder with the law firm of Hughes & Read; Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. George; and then a co-founder of Read & Wright law firm.