Judge Kim Allegretti was appointed to the Office of Administrative Courts in 2010. Judge Allegretti conducts hearings in workers’ compensation, regulatory law and human services cases. She received her mediation training pursuant to the 40-hour course developed by the Colorado Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Judge Allegretti graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1988 and received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1991. Previously, she was in private practice for nineteen years in the areas of general civil litigation and business transactional work.
Judge Laura Broniak joined the Office of Administrative Courts in August 2006. She earned her B.A. from Michigan State University and her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. Prior to joining the OAC, Judge Broniak worked as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General. She primarily represented regulatory agencies, such as the Division of Insurance and the Banking Board. She has also served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Denver and has worked in private practice in various areas of civil litigation.
Judge David P. Cain was appointed to the Office of Administrative Courts in 2005. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1975, and received his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1978. Judge Cain spent a total of sixteen years as an Appeals Examiner for the Industrial Claim Appeals Office, during which time he authored numerous opinions in workers' compensation appeals. He also lectured frequently on the law of workers' compensation. Judge Cain's experience includes four years as a staff attorney for the Colorado Court of Appeals, and three years in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Navy.
Judge Peter J. Cannici was appointed in October 2005. He received his B.A. in Philosophy/Political Science from Rutgers University in 1988. He received his M.A. (Philosophy) in 1993 and his J.D. in 1994 from The Ohio State University.
After law school, Judge Cannici was a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Erickson on the Colorado Supreme Court. In 1995 he was appointed a Colorado Assistant Attorney General. For approximately seven years, he worked in the Criminal Appellate Section of the Office, drafting numerous appellate briefs and arguing cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court. He subsequently moved to the Business and Licensing Section of the Office and represented the Colorado Division of Securities in injunctive and licensing actions.
Judge David Cheval has been an administrative law judge with the Office of Administrative Courts since September, 2010. He received a BS and MBA from DePaul University and graduated from the West Virginia University School of Law. After law school he worked as a judicial law clerk for United States District Court Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., was an Assistant Attorney General, representing the Department of Human Services, and served as a Deputy District Attorney in Boulder County.
Judge Hollyce Farrell became an administrative law judge in 2004 when she began working as an administrative law judge with the State Personnel Board where she worked until 2010. She has worked with the Office of Administrative Courts since 2005. Prior to becoming an administration law judge, Judge Farrell worked as an attorney in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and in private practice.
Judge Farrell earned a B.A. at New Mexico State University in 1984 and her J.D. degree in 1988 from the University of New Mexico School of law.
Judge Bruce C. Friend was appointed in 1987. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Business Administration in 1974, and from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1977. Before joining the Office, he was employed as a staff attorney for a Colorado workers' compensation insurance company and was a partner in several Greeley law firms. His eight years in private practice included representation of claimants in workers' compensation proceedings. He has lectured on workers' compensation to numerous groups. Judge Friend has heard cases in the areas of workers' compensation, human services, medicaid, and regulatory law.
Judge Margot Jones joined the Office in 1998. She is a graduate of the University of Denver (B.A., 1973) and the University of Colorado (J.D., 1976). She has served as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, representing regulatory agencies. She also served as a staff attorney for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and law clerk for Judge Robert McWilliams. She has been an ALJ since 1984, hearing cases pertaining to employment disputes for the Colorado State Personnel Board, Denver's Career Service Authority, and a variety of other governmental entities. Since coming to the Office, she has heard cases involving professional licensing, human services, Workers' Compensation and elections, among others. Judge Jones is a member of the Colorado Bar Association. She is a member of the Judicial Selection and Nomination Committee of the Supreme Courts Committee on Gender and Justice. Judge Jones lives in Denver with her husband and four children.
Judge Ted A. Krumreich received his law degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Office of Administrative Courts, Judge Krumreich was in private practice as a partner in the Denver firm of White & Steele, P.C. Judge Krumreich's primary area of practice was Workers' Compensation. Judge Krumreich has participated in 40 hours of mediation training through the Colorado CLE program and received certification as a trained mediatior.
Judge Keith Mottram is the Administrative Law Judge for the Western Regional Office of the Office of Administrative Courts. Prior to becoming an ALJ, Judge Mottram worked primarily in the area of workers' compensation as an attorney for over ten years in the private sector. Judge Mottram has handled workers' compensation cases in Colorado, Illinois and Utah. Judge Mottram is also a co-author of "Workers' Compensation and Disability Issues" from The Practitioners Guide to Employment Law, (2004, 2006 and 2008 Supplements). Judge Mottram graduated from DePaul University College of Law with a J.D. in 1998.
Judge Matthew E. Norwood was appointed in 2001. He received his bachelor's degree from Colorado College in 1982, and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1985. After law school he worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Lakewood, Colorado, and in 1988 was appointed a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, representing the State Board of Medical Examiners. In 1998, he was promoted to First Assistant Attorney General, where he supervised the attorneys representing the medical board, the nursing board and other health care agencies.
Judge Judith F. Schulman was appointed in 1982. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in political science, Phi Beta Kappa); the London School of Economics (M.S., International Relations, 1969); and the University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 1975, Order of the Coif). She served in the Colorado Attorney General's Office for over 6 years, initially in the Criminal Justice Division, later in the Consumer Protection Division, and finally as Unit Chief of the Professional and Occupational Licensing Division. Judge Schulman has handled cases concerning medical and other professional licensing; civil rights; education, insurance, human services, workers' compensation, and elections, among others. She has lectured and written on various administrative law topics. In a prior life, Judge Schulman worked as a legislative assistant for a U.S. Congressman and was employed as a foreign specialist for the national office of the League of Women Voters.
Judge Robert N. Spencer is a 1977 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. He served twenty years in the United States Air Force, including thirteen years as a Judge Advocate and three years as a Military Judge before retiring in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel in 1991. He then joined the Colorado Attorney General's Office where he represented the medical board and other licensing agencies. In 1997, Judge Spencer entered private practice and became a shareholder in the firm of Montgomery Little & McGrew, P.C., where his practice focused upon defense of professional licensing and medical malpractice cases. In 2005, he left private practice to join the Office of Administrative Courts.
Judge Donald E. Walsh was appointed to the Office in June 2004. Judge Walsh graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Criminal Justice in 1974. He received his JD degree in December 1978 from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania and Delaware Bars in 1979.
Judge Walsh then began a career with the United States Air Force as a judge advocate.
During his service in the Air Force he received an LL.M. in Air and Space Law from the McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to retiring in 1998, he served his last four years as a military judge presiding over criminal trials and administrative proceedings.
In anticipation of settling in Colorado subsequent to his military retirement Judge Walsh was admitted to the Colorado Bar in January 1997. Upon retiring from the Air Force Judge Walsh had a brief private practice before becoming the Legal Advisor for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in March 1999. During his tenure with the Sheriff's Office he was involved in a wide variety of legal issues at the local government level including appearances before various federal and state courts as well as administrative bodies.
Judge Walsh is married and has three children.