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Gilbert M. Román

Date of Judicial Appointment: August 1, 2005


Partner, Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP, Denver, Colo. (now known as Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP); Associate General Counsel, Kaiser-Hill Corporation LLC, Broomfield, Colo.; Partner, Román, Benezra & Culver, LLC, Lakewood, Colo.; Partner, Feiger, Collison & Killmer, LLC, Denver, Colo.; Associate, Sherman & Howard, Denver, Colo.; Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver College of Law; Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy/Christopher A. Miranda Trial Advocacy Institute; Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association; and Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers. Practice focused on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.


Named Deputy Chief Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals by Chief Judge Steve Bernard. Teaches as a faculty member for the National Judicial College. Has taught at the Colorado New Judge Orientation training. Member and former trustee of the Denver Bar Association and a former representative to the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors; board member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Recipient of Appellate Judicial Skills and General Jurisdiction Certificates awarded by the National Judicial College; recipient of the Richard Marden Davis Award, Denver Bar Foundation; Outstanding Lawyer Award, Hispanic National Bar Association; Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association; and Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Denver Bar Association. Served on The Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession (Appointed by Chief Justice Bender) and The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professional Development (Appointed by Chief Justice Rice). Serves on the Colorado Task Force on Lawyer Well-being, the Colorado Judicial Conference Planning Committee, the Court of Appeals Strategic Five-year Planning Committee and as the Court’s Diversity Internship Liaison to the local law schools. Developed the Peer to Peer Coaching for Colorado Judicial Officers Program and serves on its executive committee.


Member of the Workplace Advisory Board at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as well as a mock-trial evaluator for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Advocacy Practicum at the law school. Has judged the state finals of the We The People competition, the finals of the HNBA's National Moot Court Competition, the regional competition of the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition and the regional competition of the American Constitution Society. Served as a "Dream Team Anchor" on the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence. Has spoken at C.S.U. Rams, J.D.; The Office of the Child’s Representative and Respondent Parents’ Counsel Conference; the Leader's Challenge Youth Program, Leadership Jefferson County, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session, the Colorado Bar Association's Appellate Section, and the Colorado Judicial Institute. Authored "Coming to a Community Near You: The Court of Appeals Extended Outreach Program" (The Colorado Lawyer, April 2017). Through the Courts in the Community program for high school students, heard oral arguments and spoke to students in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Denver, Longmont, Lakewood, Limon, Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs. Has presented to local bar associations in Denver, Golden, Sterling, Lamar, La Junta, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, Montrose, Trinidad and Vail.


Born 1962, in Wichita, Kan. Colorado State University (Political Science, 1984); University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor, 1987). Member, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Served as a Little League baseball and basketball coach. Married - Donna, three children - Augi, Dom and Gabe.

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