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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new district court judge for Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Paul Dunkelman to serve as the district court judge in the 5th Judicial District, which includes Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties. Dunkelman will fill a vacancy that occurred as a result of the resignation of the Hon. R. Thomas Moorhead.


Dunkelman currently works in private practice for the law firm of Carlson, Carlson & Dunkelman, LLC, where he focuses on family, criminal, civil and business law. He is also an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College and a prosecuting attorney for the Town of Leadville. Previously, Dunkelman was a law clerk in the 2nd Judicial District for the Hon. Lynne M. Hufnagel and the Hon. Paul A. Markson Jr.


Dunkelman earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.


The appointment is effective Nov. 30, 2013.




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.