August 19, 2019

Hon. David M. Thorson to Retire from Eleventh Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. David M. Thorson from the Eleventh Judicial District Court, effective January 12, 2016. Judge Thorson was appointed as a district court judge in 2005. Prior to his appointment, he was a Deputy District Attorney in the Eleventh Judicial District for 16 years. He also has been in private practice, and he served as town attorney for the towns of Alma and Fairplay. He received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University and his law degree from the University of Puget Sound Law School. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Fremont-Custer Bar Association, and Heart of the Rockies Bar Association. He has volunteered as a mountain search and rescue person for decades and was a recipient of the J. Hunter Holloway Spirit Award for commitment to the professional advancement of Colorado’s search and rescue community.

Applications are now being accepted for the forthcoming district court vacancy. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Eleventh Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Nathan B. Coats. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Eleventh Judicial District and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on November 18, 2015, and anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on November 11, 2015.

For more information about the vacancy and application process, click here.

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  1. […] to fill a vacancy on the Eleventh Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. David M. Thorson, effective January 12, 2016. The three nominees are Molly K. Chilson of Salida, Ramsey Lama of […]

  2. […] On Tuesday, December 29, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper’s office announced the appointment of Ramsey Lama to the Eleventh Judicial District Court Bench, effective January 12, 2016. Lama will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. David Thorson. […]

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