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W. Eric Kuhn - Judge

Date of Judicial Appointment: July 7, 2021

Date of Swearing In: August 16, 2021


Prior to joining the court, Judge Eric Kuhn served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office from 2010 until the date of his appointment. He held positions in both the Health Care Unit and the Public Officials Unit. Judge Kuhn’s practice involved representing government clients at all stages of litigation and appeal before state and federal courts. His practice was substantively focused on healthcare, public health, litigation, and the complex constitutional and legal questions faced by government agencies. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Judge Kuhn was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley J. Frigon from 2006 to 2010, where he practiced probate and trust law.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., Order of St. Ives (2006)
  • Colorado College, B.A. (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • California (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (only during government service)


  • Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance, 2011, 2015, 2019, 2020
  • Governor’s Public Service Recognition Award, 2019 (selected for award by client agency)

Professional Affiliations/Activities

  • Colorado Supreme Court Hearing Board, Board Member, November 2015 – August 2021
  • Liaison to the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession, 2011


  • Identifying Emerging Public Health Issues in States with State-Level Marijuana Legalization, National Association of Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (2013)
  • Which SNT, When and Why?, with Bradley J. Frigon, 5 NAELA J. 1 (2009)


  • Enforcing Executive and State Public Health Orders, Colorado County Attorneys Association
    Winter Conference, December 2020
  • New Paradigms for Marijuana Regulation in the US, American Society of Law, Medicine &
    Ethics, Public Health Law Conference, October 2014
  • AGs and Public Health Law, National Association of Attorneys General, December 2013
  • Expanding Medical Marijuana Laws: Current Policies and Implications for Public Health,
    Network for Public Health Law Webinar, May 2014
  • Identifying Emerging Public Health Issues in States with State-Level Marijuana Legalization, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference, November 2013


Judge Kuhn was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he attended high school. He enjoys cooking, gardening, and travel.

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