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Jaclyn Casey Brown - Judge

Judge Jaclyn Casey Brown was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in June 2019.  From 2016 - 2019, Judge Brown served as a District Court Judge in the 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties) where she presided over domestic relations and civil matters.

Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Brown was a litigation partner in the Denver office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, where she litigated complex matters in several states.  Her areas of practice included complex commercial litigation, real estate, construction, and eminent domain matters, as well as appeals in both state and federal courts.

Judge Brown obtained her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Order of the Coif, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Summa Cum Laude.  She graduated from Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado.

Judge Brown helped found the Java with Judges micro-mentoring and networking program.  She coaches other judicial officers in the Judicial Peer to Peer Coaching Program and mentors law students and young lawyers through the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program.  She is a member of the Colorado Court of Appeals Governance Group and serves on the court’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Committee, which she previously chaired.

Judge Brown is the Colorado Chair of the National Association of Women Judges, serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and is a member of the Colorado, Denver, Adams Broomfield, Fremont Custer, Heart of the Rockies, and Colorado LGBT Bar Associations.  She is a graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program and a fellow of the Colorado Bar Foundation.  She has been involved in several community organizations over the years, including the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Curious Theatre Company.

Among other distinctions, Judge Brown has been recognized as a Denver Business Journal “Forty under 40” honoree, earned the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and was a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation from 2011-2016.  She was part of a team of pro-bono lawyers that was named Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado and received the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project Exceptional Service Award.



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