DENVER — Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of James Michael Wittler to serve as a county court judge in the 13th Judicial District. Wittler will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Max E. Carlson.
Wittler, of Julesberg, currently practices law with Vandermoer & Carlson, P.C., where he focuses on property, real estate, estate planning, probate, contracts, family law and employment.
Previously, Wittler worked for the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationist. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Wittler’s judicial appointment is effective Feb. 3, 2012.