November 14, 2018

Archives for September 10, 2018

Colorado Supreme Court: Announcement Sheet, 9/10/2018

On Monday, September 10, 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court issued four published opinions.

Munoz v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Przekurat v. Torres

Zoll v. People

People v. Pappan

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Zachary I. Malkinson and Kristy A. Martinez Appointed to Boulder County Court

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Zachary I. Malkinson and Kristy A. Martinez to the Boulder County Court in the 20th Judicial District. They will fill vacancies created by the retirements of Hon. Noel E. Blum and Hon. Karolyn Moore, effective January 8, 2019.

Malkinson is currently a solo practitioner at Law Office of Zachary Malkinson, where he primarily practices criminal defense, including traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases. He has previously been a partner at Malkinson Salomone, LLP and Malkinson Wheeler Law, LLP from 2010 to 2017. Prior to that, he was a public defender at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office from 2001 to 2008 and a solo practitioner in Boulder from 2009 to 2010. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Martinez is currently the Director of the Korey Wise Innocence Project at the University of Colorado Law School, a position she has held since 2015. She supervises law students and volunteer attorneys who investigate and represent indigent clients in post-conviction cases involving claims of actual innocence. Prior to her work at the law school, she was in private practice at The Law Firm of Kristy A. Martinez, Esq. LLC from 2008 to 2015, and at Martinez Law LLC from 2006 to 2008. She was also a deputy district attorney at the Adams County District Attorney’s Office in 2001. She received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.

For more information about the appointments, click here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 9/7/2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and two unpublished opinions.

Patterson v. Santini

United States v. Rafal

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.