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Flynn appointed Chief Judge of the 21st Judicial District

Friday, July 1, 2016

               DENVER – Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice has appointed District Court Judge Brian Flynn as the new chief judge for the 21st Judicial District (Mesa County).

               He replaces retiring Chief Judge David Bottger, who was appointed to the district court in 1987 and was named chief judge on Oct. 1, 2005. Judge Flynn’s appointment is effective Aug. 12, 2016.

               “I would like to thank Judge Bottger for his dedication and contributions to the Colorado Judicial Branch over the past three decades and wish him well in retirement,” Chief Justice Rice said. “I look forward to working with Judge Flynn in this new role.”

               Judge Flynn was appointed as a district court judge on Sept. 2, 2004, and took the bench Jan. 11, 2005. Prior to that, he served as a deputy district attorney in the 21st Judicial District for more than 10 years. Judge Flynn earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989 and law degree from Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1992. 

               Colorado is divided into 22 judicial districts, each with a chief judge. As Chief Judge, Flynn will serve as the administrative head of the 21st 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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