LAW WEEK COLORADO
Mayor Michael Hancock today announced the appointment of Kerri Lombardi as a judge to the Denver County Court. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by Judge James Breese’s retirement.
“The Denver County Court is one of this city’s finest institutions, and this city will be served well with Kerri Lombardi on the bench,” Mayor Hancock said.
Lombardi currently serves as chief deputy district attorney, supervising the County Court Division of the Denver District Attorney’s Office.
Over the course of her 20-year career in the Denver DA’s Office, Lombardi has served in a variety of roles including chief deputy for the Family Violence/Crimes Against Children Unit, where she oversaw felony cases involving sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence assaults and driving cases involving serious bodily injury or death. She has also supervised the Denver Sobriety Court, a court geared toward monitoring and treating repeat drunk drivers.
Lombardi is a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, where she serves on the Judicial Nominating Committee, and she is a board member on the Sexual Assault Interagency Council. She previously served on the Denver Child Fatality Review Committee and on the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System state review team.
Lombardi is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado. The appointment is effective May 1, 2015.