DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Matthew D. Grove to the Court of Appeals.

Grove is a Senior Assistant Attorney General (appointed in 2015) and Assistant Solicitor General (appointed in 2014) in the Public Officials Unit of the State Services Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.  He has served in the Public Officials Unit since 2009. As a member of the Public Officials Unit, he represents Colorado’s four statewide elected officials, the Judicial Branch, and several executive branch agencies. Previously, he was an attorney with Bjork Lindley Little PC (2007-2009), an Assistant Attorney General with the Appellate Division of the Attorney General’s Office (2003-2007), and a law clerk to Justice Nathan B. Coats on the Colorado Supreme Court (2002-2003). Grove earned his A.B. from Duke University in 1998 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2002.

Grove’s appointment is effective Dec. 28, 2018.

Today’s appointment marks the Governor’s 183rd court appointment in his eight years in office. Grove is the Governor’s 10th appointment to the 22-judge Court of Appeals. Gov. Hickenlooper has appointed five of the seven justices on the Colorado Supreme Court.