DENVER — Friday, June 29, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Suzanne Carlson to serve as a district court judge in the 6th Judicial District (La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties.) Carlson will fill a judgeship created pursuant to HB12-1073, “Number of Judges in Judicial Districts,” sponsored by Rep. J. Paul Brown and Sen. Ellen Roberts.
Carlson has served as a judge for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe since 2005. She currently practices at the law firm of Lisa Ward LLC with a focus on divorce and child custody matters. Previously, she practiced with the Deputy State Public Defender and has served as a Legal Research Attorney for the 6th Judicial District.
Carlson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.
Carlson’s judicial appointment is effective July 1, 2012.