In a twenty-seven year judicial career, Robert Braithwaite has been a circuit judge, a district judge, a juvenile judge, a pro tem Utah Supreme Court judge and is now a U. S. magistrate judge. He has heard cases ranging from parking tickets to divorce to rape and murder. As a part-time magistrate judge he now hears criminal cases arising in the southern half of Utah, usually occurring in National Parks, National Forests, and federal lands. Needless to say, he rides a circuit, hearing cases in four diverse locations: St. George, Big Water, Moab, and Salt Lake City.
He lives in Cedar City with his wife who is an artist. Together they have raised four children.