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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints Colorado Court of Appeals judge

DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Michael Berger to serve as a judge for the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy is a result of the retirement of the Hon. Russell Carparelli.


Michael Berger currently serves as a partner at Husch Blackwell, LLP, with a focus on civil litigation, legal ethics and appellate law. Additionally, he is retained as an expert witness on legal ethics, disqualification of lawyers in judicial proceedings, reasonableness of attorneys’ fees, and the standard of care for lawyers. Prior, he was a member of Jacobs Chase, LLC, Koff Corn & Berger P.C., and was a partner and an associate at Bader & Dufty. He had served as a law clerk to the Hon. Edward E. Pringle, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Hon. Rex H. Scott, Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District (Boulder County).


Berger earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Colorado. His appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals is effective immediately.