Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Friday, May 12, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS MICHAEL
SCHINGLE TO MORGAN COUNTY COURT
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens appointed Michael J. Schingle as a county court judge in Morgan County. Schingle replaces the Hon. Edgar H. Brandenburg whose resignation will be effective July 1, 2000.
"Michael Schingle’s experience in the court room will be a great asset to the people of Morgan County," said Gov. Owens. "He brings a great deal of expertise in criminal defense work to the bench."
Michael Schingle is a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense and is an appointed member of the Fort Morgan City Council. He serves part time as the director for the Morgan Federal Bank. Prior to 1989, Schingle was a partner in the law firm of Schingle and Bartell from 1983 to 1988.
Schingle has spent most of his legal career doing criminal defense trial work. He is active in various bar associations and several civic groups including Optimist International. Schingle received his juris doctorate from the University of Tennessee Law School.
The annual salary for this full-time position is $81,590. The initial term of office for a county court judge is a provisional term of two years, after which the incumbent must stand for retention to serve an additional four years.
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