December 13, 2018

Dawn Mann Appointed to Huerfano County Court in 3rd Judicial District

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper announced the appointment of Dawn Mann to the Huerfano County Court in the 3rd Judicial District. Mann will fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Hon. John C. McKisson, III, to the district court bench, effective January 8, 2019.

Mann is currently a solo practitioner at The Mann Law Firm in Pueblo, where she has a general practice. She is also a contract attorney with the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative and the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution. She received her law degree from Nova Southeastern University and her undergraduate degree from Florida Atlantic University.

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Nominees Selected for Huerfano County Court Vacancy

On Wednesday, November 13, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of two nominees to fill a vacancy on the Huerfano County Court. The vacancy will be created by the appointment of Hon. John McKisson, III, to the district court bench, effective January 8, 2019.

The two nominees are Pierce Fowler of Trinidad and Dawn Mann of Pueblo. Pierce Fowler is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Pierce Fowler, where he practices family law. Dawn Mann is a solo practitioner at The Mann Law Firm, where she has a general practice.

Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from November 14, 2018, in which to appoint one of the nominees to the bench. Comments regarding any of the nominees may be emailed to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. For more information about the nominees, click here.

John “Clay” McKisson, III, Appointed to Huerfano County Court

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the governor’s appointment of John “Clay” McKisson, III, to the Huerfano County Court. McKisson will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Gary R. Stork, effective January 10, 2017.

McKisson is currently a probation officer in Walsenburg. He has also worked at the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office; the Jackson, Michigan Office of the Independent Medical Monitor; and at the Law Office of J. Clay McKisson P.L.L.C. in DeWitt, Michigan. McKisson received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School.

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Hon. Gary R. Stork to Retire from Huerfano County Court

StorkOn Monday, June 13, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Hon. Gary R. Stork will retire from the Huerfano County Court, effective January 10, 2017. Judge Stork was appointed to the court in January 2009. Prior to his appointment, he spent 22 years as an elected District Attorney in La Junta, Colorado, and spent several more years as a district attorney in various other Southern Colorado communities. He received his undergraduate degree from Pasadena College and his law degree from the University of Denver.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Huerfano County and must have graduated from high school or attained the equivalent. Application forms are available from Justice William Hood, III, the ex officio chair of the Third Judicial District Nominating Commission, and are also available on the State Judicial website. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 3, 2016, to be considered; anyone wishing to nominate another must do so by no later than 4 p.m. on July 27, 2016.

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