Utah native Trina Higgins nominated by President Biden as subsequent US attorney for Utah – Salt Lake Tribune

Higgins has been the Assistant US Attorney for Utah since 2002.

Chris Detrick | Trina Higgins, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Salt Lake Tribune, speaks in federal court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

On Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden named Trina Higgins as the next US Attorney for the District of Utah.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Higgins would become the first woman ever nominated for the Beehive State position.

Higgins has served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah since 2002. Prior to her federal service, Higgins was an assistant prosecutor in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Andrea Martinez is the current acting US Attorney for Utah. She moved to this position after John Huber resigned from the post last year.

Several prominent Utah attorneys were rumored to be up for the job, including Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill, Park City Attorney Margaret Plane, Kim Cordova, Greg Skordas and Martinez.

Higgins received her JD from SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah in 1995 and her BA from Weber State University in 1992.

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