October 17, 2017

Nancy Salomone Appointed to 20th Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the appointment of Nancy Salomone to the 20th Judicial District Court. Salomone will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Maria Berkenkotter, effective October 31, 2017.

Salomone is currently a partner at Malkinson Salomone, LLC, and also has a solo practice, The Law Offices of Nancy W. Salomone, PC. Previously, she was Of Counsel at Lazlo & Associates, and also worked at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office in Denver. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.

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Magistrate Priscilla Loew Appointed to District Court Bench in 17th Judicial District

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the governor’s appointment of Priscilla Jeffrey Loew to the 17th Judicial District Court. Loew will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. John Popovich, effective May 31, 2017.

Loew is currently a magistrate in the 17th Judicial District, where she has been since 2016. Prior to her work as a magistrate, Loew was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the 2nd Judicial District from 2008 to 2016, and a Deputy District Attorney in Weld County from 2006 to 2007. She also clerked for Hon. Larry Naves in the Denver District Court. Loew received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.

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Nominees Selected for 17th Judicial District Court Vacancy

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of three nominees for an upcoming vacancy on the 17th Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. John Popovich, effective May 31, 2017. The three nominees are Sean Finn of Broomfield, Priscilla Loew of Broomfield, and Kyle Seedorf of Broomfield.

Sean Finn is a Chief Deputy District Attorney in Boulder County. Priscilla Loew is a Magistrate in Broomfield County. Kyle Seedorf is a partner at Taylor Anderson LLP, where he practices business, insurance, tort, and premises liability litigation.

The governor has 15 days from April 17 in which to appoint one of the nominees to the bench. Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. For more information about the nominees, click here.

Hon. John E. Popovich, Jr., to Retire from 17th Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. John E. Popovich, Jr. from the Seventeenth Judicial District Court, effective May 31, 2017.

Judge Popovich was appointed to the court in 1986. Prior to his appointment as a judge, he worked as a district court magistrate in the Seventeenth Judicial District. Judge Popovich has worked on a mixed docket, including civil, domestic relations, juvenile, criminal, probate, and mental health. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventeenth Judicial District and must have been registered to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website and also from the ex officio chair of the Seventeenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Brian Boatright. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on March 20, 2017. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on March 13, 2017.

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Roberto Ramirez Appointed to 17th Judicial District Court

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the governor’s appointment of Roberto Ramirez to the Seventeenth Judicial District Court. Ramirez will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. Craig Welling to the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective January 16, 2017.

Ramirez is currently the City of Arvada’s litigation counsel and United States Air Force’s Reserve Chief Senior Prosecutor. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. For the City of Arvada, Ramirez handles all civil litigation matters for city council, city divisions and departments, and individual employees. For the United States Air Force, he has worked legal issues as an Air Force federal prosecutor, criminal defense counsel, trial consultant, or instructor in several U.S. cities and foreign countries. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio and his law degree at South Texas College of Law, Houston.

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Vacancy Announced on Seventeenth Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced a vacancy on the Seventeenth Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created by the appointment of Hon. Craig Welling to the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective January 16, 2017.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield counties) and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from Justice Allison Eid, the ex officio chair of the Seventeenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, and are also available on the State Judicial website. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on January 17, 2017. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than January 11, 2017.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

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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Nominees Selected for Vacancy on Seventeenth Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the Seventeenth Judicial District Nominating Commission’s selection of three nominees for appointment to the bench in the Seventeenth Judicial District. The three nominees are Gregory Beacom of Westminster, Tomee Crespin of Thornton, and Roberto Ramirez of Thornton.

Gregory Beacom is currently a magistrate in the Seventeenth Judicial District, where he has served since October 2006. Tomee Crespin is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Tomee Crespin, where she practices criminal and family law litigation and participates in truancy court matters. Roberto Ramirez is the City of Arvada’s litigation counsel, and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.

The judicial vacancy was created by the non-retention of Hon. Jill-Ellyn Straus, effective January 10, 2017.

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Sharon Holbrook Appointed to 17th Judicial District Court Bench

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the governor’s appointment of Sharon Holbrook to the district court bench in the Seventeenth Judicial District. Holbrook will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Francis C. Wasserman, effective October 17, 2016.

Currently, Holbrook is a district court magistrate in the Seventeenth Judicial District, where she oversees domestic relations cases. She has also completed rotations in the criminal and civil divisions. Prior to her appointment as magistrate, Holbrook served for ten years in the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, with the last four years in the position of Senior Trial Deputy for the Child Victim Unit. She teaches extensively on child physical and sexual abuse and abusive infant head trauma. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and her law degree from Willamette University College of Law.

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Hon. Francis C. Wasserman to Retire from 17th Judicial District Court

Wasserman (Formatted)On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. Francis C. Wasserman from the Seventeenth Judicial District Court, effective October 17, 2016. Judge Wasserman was appointed to the district court bench in July 2005, where he presides over a mixed docket of civil, criminal, juvenile, and domestic relations cases. Prior to his appointment, he was a Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney in the Seventeenth Judicial District and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver. He also served as a Merchant Marine and in the Navy, and had Top Secret security clearance. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville and his law degree from the University of Florida Law School.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Seventeenth Judicial District and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Seventeenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Nathan Coats. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on September 1, 2016, and anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on August 25, 2016.

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Jaclyn Casey Brown Appointed to 17th Judicial District Court

JaclynCaseyBrownOn Thursday, May 19, 2016, the governor’s office announced the appointment of Jaclyn Casey Brown to the District Court Bench in and for the Seventeenth Judicial District. Brown will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. C. Scott Crabtree, effective July 1, 2016.

Brown is currently a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in Denver, where she practices in the real estate and business litigation groups with an emphasis on commercial and complex civil litigation involving business entities ‎of various size. Brown is a member of the Colorado, Denver, American, and Colorado Women’s bar associations; a member of the Faculty of Federal Advocates; a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow; and is active on many boards and committees. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, summa cum laude, and her law degree from Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, where she was in the Order of the Coif.

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