On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Patrick Murphy to serve as a district court judge in the Eleventh Judicial District, which covers Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties. Murphy will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Julie G. Marshall. His appointment is effective immediately.
Murphy currently serves as the head of the Colorado State Public Defender office in Salida. He has worked as a Public Defender in the Eleventh Judicial District for seventeen years.
Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Colorado College of Law.