Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS PAUL KING AND FRED SKILLERN AS JUDGES TO 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens today appointed Frederick B. Skillern of Littleton and Paul A. King of Franktown as district court judges in the 18th Judicial District, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert Counties.
"Mr. King will bring integrity and a passion for impartiality to the bench," said Gov. Owens. "Mr. Skillern’s breadth of experience as a seasoned trial attorney with strong commercial law expertise will serve the court well."
Frederick Skillern is a partner in the law firm of Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods, and Levy. Prior to 1990, Skillern was a partner in the law firm of Carpenter and Klatskin from 1984 to 1990. He also was a deputy district attorney in Jefferson County from 1977 to 1981 where he worked in the felony division. Skillern serves as secretary of the Colorado Bar Association Real Estate section. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Colorado Law School.
Paul King is the chief deputy district attorney for 18th J.D. District Attorney’s office where he has worked for the past 21 years. King specializes in criminal and constitutional law. While serving in the district attorney’s office, King has responded to nearly every homicide incident that has occurred in the district in the past 14 years. King serves on the Douglas County Domestic Violence Task Force. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.
The annual salary for a state district court judge is $90,986. The initial term of office for a district court judge is a provisional term of two years, after which the incumbent must stand for retention to serve an additional six years.
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