Appointment: October 12, 2012; Investiture: January 18, 2013
CAREER: Before joining the court, Anthony J. Navarro was a Supervisory Attorney in the Social Security Administration’s Office of the General Counsel in Denver (2008 to 2013). In addition to supervising extensive litigation before federal circuit and district courts, he oversaw matters related to bankruptcy, civil rights complaints, agreements with state and local governments for Social Security coverage, and disclosure issues concerning the Privacy Act. From 2005 to 2008, he worked at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver, where he focused on the appellate aspect of commercial litigation. From 1999 to 2005, Judge Navarro was a member of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, where he worked first as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section before joining the Appellate Division. From 1997 to 1999, he served as law clerk to Justice Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court. From 1996 to 1997, he practiced corporate and securities law in San Francisco at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
EDUCATION: Judge Navarro obtained a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996 and a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1993.
CIVIC & PROFESSIONAL: Before joining the court, Judge Navarro was a member of the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Denver County Court Judicial Discipline Commission, the Citizen Oversight Board (regarding the Denver Police Department), the Colorado Bar Association (former board member), the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (former board member), and the Colorado GLBT Bar Association (former board member).
PERSONAL: Judge Navarro was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado.