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Ted C Tow III

Date of Judicial Appointment:   February 13, 2018


                Before joining the Court, Judge Tow served for seven years as a District Judge in the 17th Judicial District (Adams County).  Prior to his judicial service, he served as the Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, following several years as a deputy district attorney.  He began his legal career in private practice, working as an associate primarily in labor and employment for three different law firms, including Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman (Chicago); Matkov, Salzman, Madoff & Gunn (Chicago); and Sherman & Howard (Denver). 


                Judge Tow is admitted to practice in Colorado (1999), Illinois (1994, presently inactive status), U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (1999), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1996), and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1994). 

                Judge Tow is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, and has served on the Board of Governors and the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section since 2008.  He is also a Fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation, and a member of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, and the Law Club of Denver.  Judge Tow previously served on the Colorado Judicial Discipline Commission (2013 to 2018). 


                Judge Tow received his high school diploma in 1985 from Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas.  He received a B.A. with Distinction and College Honors in English Literature and Comparative Constitutional History from the University of Kansas in 1989.  And he received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 1994. 


                Judge Tow is a graduate and member of the faculty and the leadership council for the Colorado Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education (COIFE).  He is a frequent presenter of CLE for the Judicial Branch and the Colorado Bar Association on a wide range of topics including family law, civil procedure, and legal and judicial ethics. 


                Judge Tow is married, and has three children and two grandchildren.  He enjoys attending the theater, sports, playing games and cards, skiing, and hiking.  He also enjoys performing, and has in recent years done so with the Colorado Symphony Chorus in Too Hot to Handel; in local community theater productions, including Catch Me If You Can (Roger Strong) and Next to Normal (Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden); and in numerous Ethics Revues put on by the Law Club of Denver.  

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