Kent Burggraaf was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley. Currently he is an Assistant Attorney General at the Utah Attorney General's Office, and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the State of Utah. He is part of the Special Prosecutions Unit and handles cases of government fraud, while consulting on cases of public corruption. Prior to that he was assigned to prosecute Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). Kent also serves as a member of the Taylorsville Planning Commission.
Prior to his work at the Utah Attorney General's Office, Kent served as Deputy Kane County Attorney, in southern Utah. There he handled criminal and civil litigation matters, advised public officials and the Human Resource Director on issues of policy and law, reviewed and drafted ordinances, policies, and contracts. While living in southern Utah, Kent was elected to the Kanab City Council and volunteered his time with the Kanab City Planning Commission. For many years, Kent operated a private law practice, focused on contracts, business setups, buyouts and litigation, real estate, mediation, and estate planning.
Kent graduated with a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University, a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University, and a Graduate Certficate for Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is licensed to practice law in Utah and California (currently inactive).
Kent and his wife, Amy, enjoy much of their waking hours having fun with their three young boys, one that attends AISU.