Judge Thorson was appointed to the district court bench in January, 2005. Judge Thorson currently hears criminal, civil, domestic relations and juvenile cases.
Prior to his appointment, Judge Thorson served as deputy district attorney in Fairplay for 17 years. Before that, he practiced law in Breckenridge for 11 years with emphasis in real estate, business organization and municipal law. Judge Thorson earned his juris doctorate with honors from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University Law School.)