July 18, 2019

Hon. Michelle Amico Appointed as Chief Judge of 18th Judicial District

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that District Court Judge Michelle Amico will be appointed as Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District. She replaces Hon. Carlos A. Samour, Jr., as Chief Judge, following his appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective July 2, 2018.

Judge Amico was appointed to the 18th Judicial District Court in 2012. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Chief Deputy District Attorney in Denver, where she directed the Family Violence Unit, County Court Division; District Court, Juvenile Division; and Gang Unit and Intake Division; in addition to prosecuting cases. She substitute teaches criminal law and procedure at the University of Denver, and has spoken at several CBA-CLE seminars. She also has previously served on the board of directors for the Denver Center for Crime Victims, and is a past-president of the board. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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