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David H. Yun - Judge

Judge David Yun was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals on December 2, 2019 and was sworn in on March 2, 2020. Born in South Korea, Judge Yun immigrated to the United States with his family when he was eight years old. He grew up in the Denver suburbs, graduating from Arapahoe High School. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1993.

Before joining the Court of Appeals, Judge Yun was a partner at Messner Reeves from 2019-2020, a partner at Jaudon & Avery from 2001-2019, and an associate and then a partner at Long & Jaudon from 1993-2001. He focused his law practice primarily on civil appeals, health care law, and medical malpractice law. He regularly argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and was part of a team that successfully appealed a case to the United States Supreme Court. He was recognized as one of the top appellate lawyers in publications such as the Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, and 5280 Magazine. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  

Judge Yun has co-authored several law journal articles in the First Amendment area, which have been republished in several books. He has written op-ed columns on race and civil rights, and has taught constitutional law and contracts at a local college. He has served on the Colorado Civil Jury Instruction Committee since 2011. He has also volunteered his time serving on the board of a nonprofit health clinic and tutoring disadvantaged children.



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