April 23, 2019

Hon. Catherine A. Lemon to Retire from Denver District Court


On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Hon. Catherine A. Lemon will retire from the Denver District Court, effective March 6, 2019.

Judge Lemon was appointed to the Denver District Court in January 2004. Prior to her appointment, she was a partner at Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels), where she exclusively practiced civil litigation. In particular, she defended businesses and nonprofit associations in contract and business torts, product liability, securities fraud and construction litigation. Before working at Faegre, she was an associate with the law firm of McClearn & Heppenstall. Lemon received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Second Judicial District (Denver County) and must have been admitted 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 Second Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Monica Marquez. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on February 11, 2019, to be considered; anyone wishing to nominate another must do so by 4 p.m. on February 4.

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

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