On Friday, June 29, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Suzanne Carlson to serve as a district court judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which covers La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan counties. Carlson will fill the judgeship created pursuant to HB12-1073. Her judicial appointment is effective July 1.
Carlson has served as a judge for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe since 2005. She currently practices at the law firm of Lisa Ward LLC with a focus on divorce and child custody matters. Previously, she practiced with the Deputy State Public Defender and has served as a Legal Research Attorney for the Sixth Judicial District.
Carlson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School.