April 30, 2017

Archives for January 3, 2017

Hon. Craig Welling Appointed to Colorado Court of Appeals

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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Tomee Crespin Appointed to 17th Judicial District Court

On Friday, December 30, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the appointment of Tomee Crespin to the Seventeenth Judicial District Court. Crespin will fill a vacancy created by the non-retention of Hon. Jill-Ellyn Straus, effective January 10, 2017.

Crespin is currently a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Tomee Crespin, LLC, where she practices family law and criminal litigation. She is also an associate judge in Commerce City Municipal Court, Brighton Municipal Court, and Lakewood Municipal Court. She received her undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 12/30/2016

On Friday, December 30, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

Racher v. Lusk

United States v. Johnson

Kingsbury v. Westlake Management Co.

United States v. Bowline

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.