Date of Judicial Appointment: January 7, 2000
CAREER: Colorado Attorney General's Office 1978-2000 (Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Section; First Assistant Attorney General, Appellate and Human Resources Sections; Deputy Attorney General, Appellate, Criminal Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Sections; Assistant Solicitor General); Adjunct Professor of Law, Appellate Advocacy, University of Colorado College of Law (1996, 1999) & University of Denver College of Law (1994, 2007-2008); Adjunct Professor of Law, Criminal Procedure, University of Denver College of Law (Spring 2002); Co-teacher, “Great Debates in the Law,” at the Academy for Lifelong Learning (Spring 2014); Judicial Law Clerk to Court of Appeals Judge David W. Enoch (1977-78).
PROFESSIONAL: Admitted to practice law in the courts of New York, Colorado, in the District of Colorado, in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court; Member, Colorado Supreme Court's Advisory Committees on Delay Reduction (1986-89), Rules of Criminal procedure (1984 - present; committee chair July 2000 - present), Rules of Appellate Procedure (1996-2013); Member, Colorado Criminal Justice Commission (1989-90, 1993-94); Member, Colorado Bar Association Criminal law Section's Executive Council (1997-2007).
EDUCATIONAL: B.A., political science (cum laude), Bucknell University (1974); J.D. (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Honorary Law Society Award for Scholastic Excellence, American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law, Evidence, and Future Interests), Syracuse University's College of law (1977).
PERSONAL: Born February 16, 1952 in Hornell, N.Y., the son of Bill and Grace Dailey; Co-captain, Bucknell University's Varsity Football Squad (1973); Academic All-American Linebacker (1973); Member, Hornell High School's Athletic Hall of Fame and Bucknell University's Athletic Hall of Fame; Married Elaine Lamping in Boulder, CO (1982); John and Elaine (now deceased) have two daughters, Erin and Brianna and a grandson, Conor.