On Thursday, August 30, 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Ruth Acheson to serve as a county court judge in the Twelfth Judicial District, which serves Mineral County. Acheson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable F. Stennard Lentz, effective January 8, 2013.
Acheson currently is in private practice for the Law Office of Ruth M. Acheson, a position she has held since 2004. Her practice consists exclusively of child protective issues. Prior to starting her own firm, Acheson worked as a public defender in the Twelfth Judicial District for nearly twenty years.
Acheson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.