DENVER — Thursday, July 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Ryan James Stuart to serve as a county court judge in the 1st Judicial District (Jefferson County.) Stuart will fill a judgeship created by the retirement of Hon. John A. DeVita II.
Stuart is currently a District Court Magistrate in the 1st Judicial District where the majority of his docket consists of domestic relations cases and some dependency and neglect cases. Prior to becoming a Magistrate Judge, Stuart was a Deputy District Attorney in the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He also practiced civil litigation as an associate at Davis Graham & Stubbs and Brownstein Hyatt & Farber.
Stuart earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a M.Ed. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Stuart’s judicial appointment is effective August 31, 2012.