Judge Deborah J. Grohs was appointed to the District Court bench on September 28, 2007. Before taking the bench, Judge Grohs was in private practice with a concentration in criminal defense. Judge Grohs was also a mediator for the Office of Dispute Resolution in criminal and domestic matters. Prior to her private practice, Judge Grohs was the head public defender for Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert Counties; a supervisor in the Colorado Springs Public Defender’s Office; and a public defender in Chicago, Illinois.
Judge Grohs grew up in Pinckney, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University in 1982 and her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1985.
Judge Grohs currently presides over a criminal docket and a domestic docket. She is the current president of the Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, a member of the state Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Board, and a member of the events committee for Pike Peak Habitat for Humanity.