On Friday, December 9, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of James Michael Wittler to serve as a county court judge in the Thirteenth Judicial District. His judicial appointment is effective February 3, 2012.
Wittler will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Max E. Carlson.
Wittler, of Julesberg, currently practices law with Vandermoer & Carlson, P.C., where he focuses on property, real estate, estate planning, probate, contracts, family law, and employment. Previously, he worked for the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationist. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University; he earned his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.