Rice Appoints New Chief Judge of the 4th Judicial District

Judge William Bain has been appointed to serve as the chief judge of the 4th Judicial District Court by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice.

Bain was originally appointed to the court in 2010 by Gov. Bill Ritter. Before being appointed to the bench, Bain worked in private practice with Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley in Denver and was a deputy district attorney in the 4th Judicial District and a civil litigator for Colorado Springs. He has served on the boards of Court Care, Safe Passage, the El Paso County Bar Foundation and was the president of the Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court.

Bain is replacing Chief Judge Gilbert Martinez who is retiring from the bench after serving since 1989. Judge Bain’s appointment is effective upon Martinez’s retirement on Aug. 1.