Polis Appoints Two Court of Appeals Judges
Jaclyn Brown and Neeti Pawar will join the Colorado Court of Appeals

by Tony Flesor

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday appointed Jaclyn Brown and Neeti Pawar to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Brown’s appointment fills a vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge Karen Ashby. Pawar’s appointment fills a vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Laurie Booras.

Brown is a District Court Judge in the 17th Judicial District, a position she has held since 2016.  Her docket is split between domestic relations and civil matters. Previously, she was an attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Pawar is owner and member at Neeti Pawar LLC, which she founded in 2008.  Her practice consists of mediation, investigations and appeals. She serves as a family law mediator, as well as an investigator in employment law matters.  Previously, she was an attorney at DiManna & Jackson, and a trial attorney with the Denver Municipal Public Defenders Office.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Brown’s appointment is effective May 31. Pawar’s appointment is effective immediately.