Bar Elections

JurisdictionUtah,United States
CitationVol. 36 No. 3 Pg. 08
Publication year2023
Bar Elections
Vol. 36 No. 3 Pg. 8
Utah Bar Journal
June, 2023

May, 2023

President-Elect and Bar Commission Election Results

The Utah State Bar is pleased to announce the results of the elections for President-Elect and Bar Commission seats for the upcoming fiscal year. Cara M. Tangaro was successful in her retention election as President-Elect of the Utah State Bar. She will serve as President-Elect for the 2023-2024 year and then become President for the 2024-2025 year. Congratulations to J. Brett Chambers who ran unopposed in the First Division; and to Kim Cordova, Mark Morris, and John Rees who were elected in the Third Division.



Cara Tangaro is an experienced criminal defense attorney at Tangaro Law. She has handled many felony jury trials, including capital homicide. A former prosecutor for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office, she is a tested, trusted defense attorney; and is committed to serving her clients as they navigate challenging cases.



J. Brett Chambers is an attorney at Harris, Preston & Chambers LLP. He is the current Cache County Bar President and has served as First Division Bar Commissioner since November 2022.



Kim Cordova and her partner Edward Brass run a small criminal defense firm in Utah. Along with criminal law, she consults with lawyers on high profile, complex, and voluminous discovery cases. She contracts with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention where she trains attorneys across the state on juvenile justice and policy issues. She also serves as a Board of Trustee for Westminster College and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. She will also teach the Criminal Process class for the SJ Quinney College of Law. Prior to her partnership in private practice, she worked as an Advisor to Governor Herbert on Criminal Justice Issues and as a prosecutor for Salt Lake County. She graduated from University of Utah Law School in 2001 and Westminster College in 1995.


Mark Morris is a partner at Snell & Wilmre where he has a very diverse practice. He has over 35 years' experience in general commercial litigation, including handling cases in the areas of construction law, real estate, securities, legal malpractice, employment, professional liability, trade secrets, general business disputes and defense of class action matters. Mark...

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