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Wilson appointed Chief Judge of the 6th Judicial District

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DENVER – Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice has appointed District Court Judge Jeffrey R. Wilson as Chief Judge of the 6th Judicial District (Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan counties).

He replaces retiring Chief Judge Gregory G. Lyman who was appointed to the District Court in 1996 and was named Chief Judge in 1998. Judge Wilson’s appointment is effective Jan. 10, 2017. 

“Chief Judge Lyman has had a distinguished 20-year career on the bench, he will be missed and I wish him well in retirement,” Chief Justice Rice said. “I am confident Judge Wilson will be a strong leader for the 6th Judicial District. I look forward to working with him in this new role.”

Judge Wilson was appointed as a District Court Judge for the 6th Judicial District in July, 2002. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Iowa. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was in private practice for 12 years and was the founding partner of the law firm of Wilson & Crawford. Prior to private practice, Judge Wilson served as an assistant district attorney in the 22nd Judicial District from 1989 to 1990, the 6th Judicial District from 1984 to 1989, and the 4th Judicial District from 1981 to1983. Judge Wilson is the former vice president of the Four Corners Bar Association.

Colorado is divided into 22 judicial districts, each with a Chief Judge. As Chief Judge, Wilson will serve as the administrative head of the 6th Judicial District. He will be responsible for appointing the district administrator, chief probation officer and clerks of court, assisting in the personnel, financial and case-management duties of the district, and seeing that the business of the courts is conducted efficiently and effectively.

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