Skip to main content

Meet the U.S. Attorney


Trina A. Higgins

United States Attorney

USA Trina A. Higgins


Trina A. Higgins is the United States Attorney for the District of Utah.  She was nominated by President Biden on January 31, 2022 and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 27.  Ms. Higgins is the first woman to serve as a presidentially appointed US Attorney in Utah.  Prior to her confirmation, Ms. Higgins served at the US Embassy in Valletta, Malta, as the Mediterranean Regional Legal Advisor for the Department of Justice.

Ms. Higgins previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for 20 years where she prosecuted a wide variety of federal offenses, handled many trials, and held various leadership positions, including Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the Violent Crime Section.

Prior to joining the US Attorney’s Office, she worked in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney.

Ms. Higgins was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she taught trial advocacy for 10 years.

Ms. Higgins is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers where she previously held the positions of Utah State Vice Chair and Diversity Coordinator.  She is a past president of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and a member of Women Lawyers of Utah.  Ms. Higgins received her J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and her B.A. from Weber State University.

Updated February 10, 2023