Professional Experience: Judge Medley was admitted to the Utah State Bar and Federal Bar in 1978. Worked as a research attorney for the Third District Court and as a Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney 1978 to1981. An associate with the law firm of Cotro-Manes, Warr, Green & Shand, litigating civil matters, including transportation, personal injury, business, domestic relations, criminal matters and a Certified N.F.L. Contract Advisor from 1981 to 1984. Appointed December 1984 by Governor Bangerter as a Fifth District Court Judge, serving Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Counties, assigned to the civil department. For twenty years presided over thousands of civil cases in all areas of civil practice. Presided over settlement conferences, jury and bench trials in areas of personal injury, medical, dental and legal malpractice, construction, commercial and domestic relations matters. Appointed July 1992 by Governor Scott Matheson, Third Circuit Court Judge, serving Salt Lake , Summit and Tooele Counties, presided over criminal and civil matters. Retired as an active Third District Judge July 1, 2012, currently serving as an active senior District Court Judge. Private arbitration and mediation July 1, 2012 until present.
Education: B.S. University of Utah, 1974. J.D. University of Utah College of Law, 1977.
Memberships: Utah State Bar, 1978 – present
Federal District and 10th Circuit Bar, 1978
Fellow of the American Bar Association
Past Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
Co-Chair Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Legal System
Board of District Court Judges
David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inn of Court
Honors: Utah State Bar Judge of the Year Award, 1998
Utah State Bar Raymond S. Uno Award, 2000
NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Award, 2012
NAACP Albert B. Fritz Award, 1996
The National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award, 2005
Crimson Club Hall Of Fame, 2000