LAW WEEK COLORADO
The clock is now ticking for the governor to select the next Colorado Court of Appeals Judge, and the three finalists include a business litigator, an appellate attorney and a former prosecutor turned judge.
With Judge James Casebolt announced set to retire by July 1, the Supreme Court Nominating Commission narrowed down the candidates to Robert Fishman, Elizabeth Harris and Judge Ted Tow III during a two-day meeting May 11-12. Gov. John Hickenlooper has 15 days from today to make an appointment.
Fishman, currently of counsel at Ridley McGreevy & Winocur, focuses on criminal and civil appeals. He graduated with a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1992 and has made arguments in state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Harris runs her own law firm in Denver and focuses on business litigation and appeals. She graduated from the New York University School of Law and is a former assistant federal public defender.
Tow has served as a judge in the 17th Judicial District since 2011. Prior to that, he was executive directory of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council and a deputy district attorney in the district.
Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at [email protected] state.co.us