Judge Appointed To Grand County Court

by Tony Flesor


Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced last week the appointment of Nicholas Catanzarite as the Grand County Court Judge in the 14th Judicial District. The vacancy is due to the non-retention of Judge Ben McClelland.

Catanzarite is currently an attorney at the law firm of Peters Mair Wilcox in Winter Park. His practice focuses primarily on criminal defense with an emphasis on alcohol and drug offenses. He also practices in the areas of land disputes, HOA law, dissolution of marriage, employment, partnerships, personal injury and landlord/tenant conflicts. Before earning his law degree, Catanzarite was a member of the United States Paralympic Alpine Ski Team. Catanzarite earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and his law degree and master’s degree from the University of Denver in 2011.

The appointments were signed by Garcia on behalf of Gov. John Hickenlooper and are effective January 13.