DENVER — Tuesday, June 4, 2013 — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today appointed Wayne Patton to serve as a district court judge in Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, which are in the 5th Judicial District.
Patton is now the Lake County Court Judge and the County Court Magistrate for Eagle County. Previously, Patton was the Summit County Court Magistrate and worked in private practice at the Patton Law Office and the Law Office of J.E. Losavio Jr. He also worked as the Leadville City Attorney and as a special county attorney for Lake County. Before attending law school, he served in the U.S. Army.
Patton earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.
The appointment is effective July 1, 2013.