Utah County Attorney

Utah County Historic Courthouse
Office Organization

The County Attorney's Office is led by the elected County Attorney, Jeffrey R. Buhman. The County Attorney has a Chief Deputy, Timothy L. Taylor. The Chief Deputy acts as the County Attorney in the elected County Attorney's absence.

The office is organized into an administrative element, Administration, and three divisions, Criminal, Civil and the Bureau of Investigations.

Administration

Administration is responsible for the management of the office, including its financial (i.e. budget, payroll, travel, purchasing) and administrative needs. Administration consists of the County Attorney, Chief Deputy, a confidential assistant, and legal assistant(s).

The Criminal Division

The Criminal Division is responsible for the prosecution or adjudication of crimes that occur in Utah County. The Criminal Division consists of the Chief Deputy and five trial teams. The Chief Deputy oversees the operations and personnel of the Criminal Division and reports to the County Attorney.

Trial Teams: Trial teams prosecute criminal cases in the Utah County Justice Court, in the district and appellate courts, and prosecute criminal or delinquency matters in the juvenile courts. Trial teams also act as liaisons and provide advice on criminal matters to Utah County law enforcement agencies. A trial team consists of a Supervising Attorney (the Chief Deputy also manages one trial team--the Screening Team), prosecutors, legal assistants and may include victim/witness coordinator(s). Supervising Attorneys oversee the operations and personnel of a trial team and report to the Chief Deputy.

The Civil Division

The Civil Division provides legal advice and representation to Utah County officials and departments. The Civil Division consists of the Civil Division Chief, Kent Sundberg, attorneys and legal assistants. The Civil Division Chief oversees the operations and personnel of the Civil Division, acts as the County Attorney in the Absence of the County Attorney and Chief Deputy, and reports to the County Attorney.

Bureau of Investigations

The Bureau of Investigations investigates crimes pursuant to the guidelines and priorities of the County Attorney. The Bureau consists of the Bureau Chief, Jeff Robinson, sworn investigator-sergeants, a paralegal and legal assistant. The Bureau Chief oversees the operations and personnel of the Bureau and reports to the County Attorney.