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Sueanna P. Johnson - Judge

Judge Sueanna P. Johnson was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals on December 2, 2019, and sworn in on February 13, 2020.  Before her appointment, she was employed with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office from 2004-2019, first as an Assistant Attorney General, then in 2017 as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Business and Licensing Section.  While at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, she also worked in the State Services Section and served on the internal Ethics and Fellowship Committees.  Before working at the Attorney General’s Office, she clerked for the Honorable John Coughlin in Denver District Court from 2003-2004. 

Judge Johnson has been admitted to practice before the Colorado courts, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 and earned her B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College in 1997.  During her junior year in college, she studied abroad at the University of Manchester in Manchester, England.

She is active within the Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is a member of the Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court.  She previously served on the Board for the Young Lawyers Division of the Colorado Bar Association.  As a person with albinism and a visual impairment, she is a member of the National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation.  For that organization, she speaks to parents who have children with albinism, and was a featured adult in the book Raising a Child with Albinism: A Guide to the School Years.

Judge Johnson was born in Seoul, South Korea, and adopted when she was three years old.  She is married with two school-aged children.

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