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John Mochel - Las Animas County Judge



Judge Mochel was sworn in as County Judge of Las Animas County in January 2019.  Prior to his judicial appointment, he served as Assistant General Counsel of DaVita Inc. and as Associate General Counsel of Orthofix Medical specializing in healthcare and commercial contract law. 

Judge Mochel also served as an Officer and Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009 – 2014, where he performed in several billets including trial counsel and as the Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the Commanding General of Camp Lejeune. 

Prior to law school, Judge Mochel served as a Dallas Police Officer from 2002 – 2007.

Judge Mochel earned his B.B.A. from Baylor University in 1999, his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 2010, his LL.M. from George Washington University Law School in 2011, and his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. Prior to his admission to the Colorado Supreme Court in 2018, Judge Mochel was admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2010.


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