Gov. Polis Appoints Benjamin Figa to 18th Judicial District Court

Gov. Jared Polis on June 3 appointed Benjamin Figa to the 18th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the retirement of Judge David Stevens and is effective July 1. 


Figa is Special Counsel at Burns, Figa & Will P.C., a position he’s held since 2018. His practice consists primarily of litigation. Previously, he was an assistant city attorney for the City and County of Denver from 2015 to 2017, deputy legal counsel for the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper from 2013 to 2015, a deputy district attorney in the 20th Judicial District from 2011 to 2013, an associate at Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. from 2010 to 2011 and a law clerk for Justice Michael Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court from 2009 to 2010. 

Figa earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2004 and his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009. Figa was selected as a finalist earlier in May by the 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission and was appointed over two other finalists, David Karpel and Donna Stewart.

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