Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ritter appoints John Thomas Bryan


Gov. Bill Ritter today announced he has appointed John Thomas Bryan of Thornton to serve on the District Court bench of the 17th Judicial District. The district covers Adams and Broomfield counties.

John Thomas Bryan has served as a magistrate for the 17th Judicial District since 2004. Prior to his position as a magistrate, Bryan was an assistant attorney general for the Criminal Justice – Appellate Division from 2000 to 2004 and a clerk for Judge Leonard P. Plank on the Colorado Court of Appeals from 1998 to 2000. From 1996 to 1998, Bryan acted as president and managing partner at Bryan, Downie & Associates, P.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1982, his master’s degree from New Mexico State University in 1985, and his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1996.

The judgeship is a new position created pursuant to House Bill 07-1054. The initial term of office is a provisional term of approximately two years, and if retained by the voters, a term of six years.