July 20, 2019

Ryan J. Stuart Appointed to 18th Judicial District Court

On Monday, December 17, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Ryan J. Stuart to the 18th Judicial District Court. Stuart will fill a vacancy created by the voters’ decision not to retain Hon. Phillip L. Douglass. Stuart’s appointment is effective January 8, 2019.

Stuart is currently a county court judge in Jefferson County, where he presides over a docket of mostly misdemeanor criminal cases. He is also an acting district court judge in the 1st Judicial District, presiding over civil, juvenile, and felony criminal matters. Prior to his appointment to the Jefferson County Court, Stuart was a District Court Magistrate in the 1st Judicial District, and a Deputy District Attorney in the 1st Judicial District. He was in private practice prior to his service at the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, his B.A. from Stanford University, and an M.Ed. from Harvard University.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

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