Weber County Attorney Reflects on the Past and Looks Forward to the Future

Weber County Attorney Chris Allred

Chris Allred is a dedicated public servant who has served the citizens of Weber County for over 25 years.

Born and raised in Ogden, he attended Ogden High School, graduated from Weber State University with honors, and obtained his law degree from Brigham Young University. Chris and his wife, Priscilla, have raised their four children in Ogden.

Allred began working for the Weber County Attorney’s Office in 1996, where he developed expertise in civil law as well as criminal prosecution. In 2015, Allred became the first Republican elected to the office of Weber County Attorney in over thirty years.

Chosen by his fellow county attorneys to serve as the Utah County and District Attorneys Association (UCDAA) president, he was also recently elected to serve as the president of the Statewide Association of Prosecutors & Public Attorneys (SWAP). Additionally, Chris is a board member of the Weber-Morgan Children’s Justice Center and has been a presenter of local government issues at numerous statewide conferences.

Allred and his team act as in-house legal counsel for over 1,000 county employees and 20 departments by providing legal advice for each department for a variety of civil matters. His team’s services include responding to lawsuits, reviewing contracts with vendors, and guiding health departments with policy decisions, to name a few.

Allred’s legal expertise extends to criminal prosecution as well. Weber County’s criminal department handles every felony that occurs within the county, and while municipal courts oversee misdemeanor cases, Allred and his team file 4,000 cases per year, from felonies and juvenile court orders to misdemeanors that occur within unincorporated areas.

“Serving the community of Weber County is something that I am very passionate about,” said Allred as he reflected on his official duties. “Here at the Weber County Attorney’s office we take our jobs very seriously, and are grateful for the opportunity to live and work in such a great county.”

As a re-elected county attorney, Allred’s hopes for Weber County include strengthening the local community through strong collaboration with our law enforcement partners. Equipped with invaluable knowledge, experience, and leadership skills, Allred is an asset to Weber County, and he looks forward to continuing to serve with unmatched dedication and integrity.

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