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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new county court judge in Alamosa County

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Daniel A. Walzl to serve as an Alamosa County court judge in the 12th Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties).


Walzl will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Michael Gonzales, who was recently appointed to serve as a district court judge in the 12th Judicial District.


Walzl, of Alamosa, serves as the Office Head of the Colorado Public Defenders Office for the Alamosa Regional Office.


Before serving as a Colorado Public Defender, Walzl served as a law clerk from 1999-2000 for the Honorable Thomas M. Jahnke, Superior Court, 1st Judicial District, Ketchikan, Alaska. The majority of Walzl’s legal career has been devoted to criminal litigation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.


Walzl’s judicial appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2011.