LAW WEEK COLORADO
Elizabeth Harris, a Denver-based solo appellate attorney, will be the next Court of Appeals judge after her selection to replace the retiring Judge James Casebolt.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment Friday. Her tenure begins July 1.
Harris is a sole practitioner, focusing primarily on appellate work, criminal defense and civil litigation. Before hanging her own shingle in 2013, she was an associate, of counsel and partner at Jacobs Chase — now Husch Blackwell — from 2003 to 2012.
Before that, Harris served as an assistant federal public defender from 2000 to 2003 and research and writing attorney at the Office of the Federal Public Defender from 1997 to 2000. From 1996 to 1997, she was a judicial clerk for Judge John Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Harris earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1989 and her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1996.