August 22, 2017

John Scipione Appointed to Arapahoe County Court

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the governor appointed John Scipione to the Arapahoe County Court in the 18th Judicial District. He will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Robert C. Tobias, effective May 31, 2017.

Scipione is currently a magistrate in the 18th Judicial District, where he presides over first appearances, felony advisements, bond hearings, and preliminary hearings for all felony cases. Prior to his work as a magistrate, Scipione worked for Taussig, Scipione & Taussig, LLC from 2011 to 2012; Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, P.C. from 2008 to 2011; Herrold & Herrold, P.C. from 2007 to 2008; Law Cash/Esquire Capital from 2006 to 2007; and Caplis, Scipione & Deasy, LLC from 2003 to 2007. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Hon. Addison Adams to Retire from Arapahoe County Court

Adams (Formatted)On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Judge Addison Adams of the Arapahoe County Court will retire, effective January 10, 2017. Judge Adams was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court in February 2009. He oversees a docket of traffic violations, including DUIs, hit and run, reckless driving, and driving under restraint. Prior to his appointment to the Arapahoe County Court, he was an Arapahoe County magistrate. He also has worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Adams, Denver, and Arapahoe counties; was an Assistant Attorney General in the Regulatory Law Agency; served as the Director of Metro State University’s Law Office in the Student Legal Office; and was an attorney in private practice. Judge Adams received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Virginia, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado, a law degree from the University of Denver, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver.

Applications are now being accepted for the vacancy on the Arapahoe County Court. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Arapahoe County and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website and from the ex officio chair of the Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice William Hood, III. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 4, 2016. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on July 28, 2016.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.