Colorado Court of Appeals

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One of the Colorado Court of Appeals courtrooms in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver.

The Colorado Court of Appeals is the intermediate-level appellate court for the state of Colorado. It was established by statute[1] by the Colorado General Assembly under Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution of Colorado.[2]


The Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over cases from the Colorado District Courts, Denver Probate Court, and Denver Juvenile Court, as well as cases from various state agencies.


Colorado Court of Appeals in Denver

The court is based in Denver, but is authorized to sit in any county seat to hear cases. The court sends panels once a year to decide cases at the University of Colorado School of Law and the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver to allow law students to observe the appellate process.

The court has two courtrooms in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, located at 2 East 14th Avenue in Denver, Colorado.


The Colorado Court of Appeals, located in Denver, has 22 judges as of October 2014. One is chief judge. The court sits in panels of three to hear cases. Assignments to these panels are made by the chief judge.

Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb

  • Judge Daniel M. Taubman
  • Judge James S. Casebolt
  • Judge John Daniel Dailey
  • Judge John R. Webb
  • Judge Dennis Graham
  • Judge Robert D. Hawthorne
  • Judge Gilbert M. Roman
  • Judge David Furman
  • Judge Steve Bernard
  • Judge Diana Terry
  • Judge Jerry N. Jones
  • Judge Nancy J. Lichtenstein
  • Judge Richard L. Gabriel
  • Judge David J. Richman
  • Judge Gale T. Miller
  • Judge Laurie A. Booras
  • Judge Terry Fox
  • Judge Stephanie Dunn
  • Judge Anthony J. Navarro
  • Judge Karen M Ashby
  • Judge Michael H. Berger

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