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Hon. G. Richard Bevan

Justice G. Richard Bevan was born and raised in Twin Falls, graduating from Twin Falls High School in 1977.   He received his undergraduate and law degrees from BYU, graduating in 1987 from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School.  Justice Bevan was admitted to the Idaho State Bar that same year.


Justice Bevan was a practicing attorney in Twin Falls for over sixteen years before his appointment to the bench by Governor Dirk Kempthorne in November 2003.  He also served as Twin Falls County Prosecutor from 1993 to 1997.  Justice Bevan was certified as a family and civil mediator in 1999, successfully mediating over 200 cases before becoming a judge.   


While a practicing attorney, Justice Bevan served as President of the Fifth District Bar Association and he has served on statewide law-related committees.  Justice Bevan has been the presiding judge of both the Fifth Judicial District Mental Health Court and the Veteran’s Treatment Court.  Justice Bevan also served for nearly eight years as the Administrative District Judge for Idaho’s Fifth Judicial District.  Justice Bevan presently serves as the chair of the Idaho Supreme Court’s Drug and Mental Health Court Coordinating Committee and the Security Committee.


Justice Bevan is a 2014 graduate of the National Center for State Courts Toll Fellowship Program, a national leadership training program located in Lexington, Kentucky.


Justice Bevan was involved in youth programs in Twin Falls for years.  He is a past president and board member of the Magic Valley YFCA and the CARES advisory board.


Justice Bevan has been married to his wife, Pam for 37 years.  They are the parents of five children engaged in various stages of adult life.  Justice Bevan and Pam are the proud grandparents of eight. 



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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge John M. Melanson
Judge Molly J. Huskey



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