On Friday, December 30, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the governor’s appointment of Hon. Craig Welling to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Judge Welling will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Gale Miller, effective January 16, 2017.
Judge Welling is currently a district court judge in the Seventeenth Judicial District, where he presides over a criminal docket. He has also presided over domestic relations, juvenile, civil and appellate (municipal court and county court appeal) cases since his appointment in 2010. Prior to his appointment to the Seventeenth Judicial District, Welling was chief legal counsel to Governor Bill Ritter’s administration. He was in private practice before working for Governor Ritter. Judge Welling received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, his master’s degree from Penn State University, and his law degree from the University of Colorado.
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