Gov. Jared Polis on Nov. 17 appointed Natalie Stricklin to the 18th Judicial District Court bench. The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge Patricia Herron and is effective Dec.1.
Stricklin is an assistant federal public defender for the districts of Colorado and Wyoming, a position she’s held since 2015. Her practice consists of indigent criminal defense, according to the announcement.
Previously, Stricklin was an associate attorney at Bloch and Chapleau, LLC in 2015, senior deputy state public defender in the Arapahoe Public Defender’s Office from 2010 to 2015 and deputy state public defender in the Greeley Public Defender’s Office from 2007 to 2010.
Stricklin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2003 and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2007.