Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Sean Finn as a district court judge in the 17th Judicial District. He fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Ted Tow to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Finn currently serves as a chief trial deputy for the District Attorney’s Office in the 20th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2010. In this capacity, Finn prosecutes felony offenses, supervises felony-level prosecutions of economic crimes — cases brought before the Boulder County Grand Jury — and appeals brought on behalf of the District Attorney’s and handles civil matters on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office, including forfeiture of asset cases.
Finn also serves as an adjunct professor of criminal procedure at the University of Colorado School of Law. Prior to his current employment, he served as a deputy district attorney and senior deputy district attorney in the 17th Judicial District, as a law clerk for Judge Robert Russel of the Colorado Court of Appeals, as an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs and as an Associate at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. Finn earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in 1997 and his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2001.
Finn’s appointment was effective Feb. 13.