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James S. Casebolt

Date of Judicial Appointment: February 12, 1994


Bachelor of Arts, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Blue Key Fraternity; Academic Honor Council. Varsity Football & Baseball. Dean’s List 1968-72. Juris Doctor, University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1975, Outstanding Orator, Practice Court. American Jurisprudence Awards For Excellence in Corporations, Creditor's Remedies, Estate Planning. Legal Aid and Defender Program.

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Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1994- present; Deputy Chief Judge 2005 – present.  Member, Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Council 2000- present; Member, Supreme Court Committee on Civil Pattern Jury Instructions, 1998-2014.  Shareholder-Partner, Younge & Hockensmith, P.C. Grand Junction, Colorado 1975-1994, practicing in Civil Litigation.  Admitted to Bar 1975, Colorado Supreme Court and United States District Court for the District of Colorado; 1982 Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1991 United States Claims Court.  Member, Denver & Colorado Bar Associations; Litigation Council (governing Board of Litigation Section) 1982-85; Member, Board of Governors, 1983-85,1993-94.  Member, Mesa County Bar Association:  President 1992-93; Secretary-Treasurer, 1979-82.  Member, Judge William E. Doyle American Inn of Court 1999- present; Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President, 2002- 2006.  Trustee 1999-Present, and Chairman 2003-2007, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association.  Member, Ethics Committee, Donor Alliance, a non-profit organ donation program.


“Civil Jury Selection and Pattern Voir Dire”, a series of voir dire questions for potential jurors and procedures for trial courts, recommended for use in all Colorado Trial Courts.  “Procedures and Policies of the Colorado Court of Appeals,” 24 Colo. Lawyer 2105 (1995).  “Board Governance,” Stanford University Fiduciary College (2001). “The Role of Board Evaluation,” National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (2001).  “Discipline and Removal of Trustees,” National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (2002). “Practical Approaches for Managing Internal and External Governance Risk,” Stanford Fiduciary College (2003).  “Public Pension Trends” National Association of Public Pension Attorneys,” (2007).

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