July 17, 2019

Hon. David A. Bottger to Retire from 21st Judicial District Court

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. David A. Bottger of the Twenty-First Judicial District Court, effective August 12, 2016.

Judge Bottger was appointed to the district court bench in 1987, and was appointed Chief Judge of the Twenty-First Judicial District Court in 2005. Prior to his appointment, Judge Bottger was Mesa County’s first magistrate, where he served from 1983 to 1987. He was in private practice from 1977 to 1983 and also served as a law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Lee. He is a member of the Colorado and Mesa County bar associations. Judge Bottger received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern and his law degree from Notre Dame University School of Law.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the twenty-first judicial district and must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Twenty-First Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Allison H. Eid. Application forms must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 18, 2016, and anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on May 11, 2016.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

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