April 25, 2019

Carl S. McGuire, III, Appointed to 13th Judicial District Court

McGuire (Formatted)On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Governor Hickenlooper appointed Carl S. McGuire, III, to the Thirteenth Judicial District Court. McGuire will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Hon. Douglas R. Vannoy, effective July 1, 2016.

McGuire is currently a magistrate judge in the Thirteenth Judicial District, where he mostly hears domestic relations cases. He is also a judge on the Washington County Court bench. He was appointed to the Washington County Court in November 2004, where he presides over a docket of traffic misdemeanor, traffic infraction, criminal misdemeanor, and civil cases. Prior to his appointments to the bench, McGuire was a member of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. He also has been a municipal court judge, an attorney in private practice for the towns of Wiggins, Hillrose, Akron, Iliff, Log Lane Village, and Fleming, and worked at Brandenburg & McGuire, P.C. and the Law Office of Carl S. McGuire III. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his law degree from University of Wyoming College of Law.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

Hon. Douglas Vannoy to Retire from 13th Judicial District Court

vannoyOn Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Hon. Douglas R. Vannoy will retire from the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, effective July 1, 2016.

Judge Vannoy was appointed to the Thirteenth Judicial District Court in 1988, where he hears a full range of cases, including civil, domestic relations, juvenile, and felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Prior to his appointment, he was an attorney in a private practice, where he was a general practitioner. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the Thirteenth Judicial District 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 Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Richard Gabriel. Completed applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on April 18, 2016, and anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on April 11, 2016.

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

Ray Ann Brammer Appointed to Logan County Court

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Governor Hickenlooper via Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia appointed Ray Ann Brammer to fill a vacancy on the Logan County Court occasioned by the retirement of Hon. Robert B. Smith. The appointment is effective April 30, 2014.

Ms. Brammer currently is a co-owner of Brammer Law Office, P.C., where she focuses on collections and forcible entry and detainer. She also practices environmental/natural resources law, including water rights and real estate law, as well as dependency and neglect, probate, and agency representation. Prior to starting the Brammer Law Office, she worked at the Law Offices of John Musick, Jr. and Vranesh & Associates, and clerked for Hon. Robert Behrman.

 

 

Finalists Selected for Vacancy on Logan County Court Bench

The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, that finalists have been selected for nomination to the vacancy on the Logan County Court in the Thirteenth Judicial District. This vacancy will be created on April 30, 2014, by the retirement of Hon. Robert B. Smith.

The finalists for the vacancy are Ray Ann Brammer of Sterling, Lori C. Hulbert of Sterling, and Tricia A. Matuszczak of Sterling. Governor Hickenlooper has 15 days from March 18 in which to select one of the three nominees for appointment. If he fails to do so within that time, the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court may appoint an applicant.

Comments regarding any of the finalists may be submitted to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. Contact information for the three nominees is available on the State Judicial website.

Judge Robert B. Smith to Retire from Logan County Court

The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced on Monday, February 10, 2014, that Judge Robert B. Smith of the Logan County Court will retire effective April 30, 2014. The judicial nominating commission for the Thirteenth Judicial District will meet on March 17, 2014, to interview applicants and select nominees for the vacancy occasioned by Judge Smith’s retirement.

Judge Smith was appointed to the Logan County Court bench in April 2000. Prior to his appointment, he was a Sterling Municipal Judge and was also in private practice in Sterling. He also has taught classes at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

Applications for the vacancy on the Logan County Court bench are due no later than 4 p.m. on March 3, 2014. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Logan County and must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Gregory Hobbs.