On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the governor’s office announced his appointment of Kimberly Karn to the district court bench of the Tenth Judicial District in Pueblo. Karn will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Victor Reyes, effective December 31, 2014.
Karn is currently a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender in Pueblo, where she headed the regional office from 2007 through 2012. In addition to her service in Pueblo, Karn has worked at public defender offices in Colorado Springs, Denver, Arapahoe County, and Greeley. She was an attorney in private practice before becoming a public defender, focusing on family law and dependency and neglect. She was also a guardian ad litem. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Iowa.