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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new district court judge for Weld County

DENVER — Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Shannon Douglas Lyons to serve as the district court judge in the 19th Judicial District in Weld County. Lyons will fill a vacancy that occurred as a result of the retirement of the Hon. Daniel Maus.

 

Lyons is currently Senior Litigation Counsel at Otis, Coan & Peters, LLC, where he practices in commercial civil litigation with a focus on business, real estate, fiduciary relationships, banking, oil and gas, probate and administrative law. He specializes in trial litigation and serves as the trial specialist for Otis, Coan & Peters, LLC. Previously, he worked for Colorado Rural Legal Services, served as a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender and was a founding member and managing partner of Collins, Liu, & Lyons, LLP.

 

Lyons earned a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and a J.D. from Capital University Law School.

 

The appointment is effective Oct. 11, 2013.

 

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About the judicial selection process

Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts has a judicial district nominating commission. The nominating commission selects three nominees for the district and county judicial vacancies of which the final appointment is selected.