Gov. Hickenlooper appoints judges to the 8th Judicial District Court and Fremont County Court

DENVER — Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Juan G. Villaseñor as a district court judge to serve in the 8th Judicial District Court. Villaseñor fills a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Devin R. Odell.

Villaseñor currently serves as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a position he has held since 2008.  In this role, he represents federal agencies and employees in civil and criminal cases in federal court. Previously, he was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Pardon Attorney (2014-2016); an Assistant Attorney General with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office (2003-2008); a First Amendment Fellowship Attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (2002-2003); and a Law Clerk to the Honorable William J. Haynes in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (2001-2002).  Villaseñor earned his A.B. from St. John’s College in 1997 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2001.

Villaseñor’s appointment is effective Oct. 6, 2018.

Also today, Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Alexandra O. Robak as a judge on the Fremont County Court in the 11th Judicial District. Robak fills a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Norman C. Cooling.

Robak currently serves as a Deputy State Public Defender in the Salida Regional Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, a position she has held since 2013.  In this role, she represents indigent clients accused of misdemeanor- and felony-level crimes. Robak earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2007 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2013.

Robak’s appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2019.