Judge Billings Vela was appointed Teller County Court Judge on October 1, 2011. Prior to taking the bench in Teller County, Billings Vela served as a magistrate in the 4th Judicial District where she presided over the dependency and neglect and family treatment drug court dockets.
From 1995 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2009 she worked in the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted cases in juvenile, county court, district court and the economic crimes division. From 1997 to 2001 she worked in private practice as an associate with Anderson Dude & Lebel on civil matters, school law, domestic relations and municipal utilities law. Billings Vela earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is married with two children.
Judge Billings Vela welcomes and encourages the public to sit in on her cases.