Gov. Jared Polis on Aug. 17 announced the appointment of Anthony Baca to the Dolores County Court in the 22nd Judicial District, Dennis McGuire to the El Paso County Court in the 4th Judicial District, and Christine Antoun and Alex Myers to the 2nd Judicial District Court.
Baca is a solo practitioner whose practice consists of contract work for the Office of the Municipal Public Defender and Office of the Child’s Representative in Denver. He also owns and runs his own consulting firm, Baca Consulting, which he founded in 2016.
Previously, Baca was the manager of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver; attorney at the Office of the Municipal Defender in Denver; attorney at Mountain Legal; and assistant to the public defender at New Mexico Public Defenders.
Baca received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2003 and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2009.
The vacancy is occasioned by the retirement of the Judge E. Dale Boyd and is effective Oct.14.
McGuire is currently a magistrate in the 4th Judicial District, a position he has held since July 2015. He currently presides over a domestic relations docket.
Previously, he was a supervising deputy state public defender and a deputy state public defender at the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Colorado Springs.
McGuire received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law.
The vacancy is occasioned by the retirement of Judge Karla Hansen and is effective Jan. 12.
Antoun is a solo practitioner with Antoun Fiedorowicz, a position she has held since 2006. Her practice consists of criminal defense, indigent defense, and family law.
Previously, Antoun was a civil attorney with Jeffrey Goldberg Law Offices in Chicago; Colorado state public defender in Denver; Denver municipal public defender; and solo practitioner with the Law Office Of Christine C. Antoun.
Antoun received a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
This vacancy is occasioned by the retirement of Judge Robert McGahey, Jr. and is effective Nov. 2.
Myers is a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, a position he has held since 2013. He has been with the firm since 2004.
Myer’s practice consists primarily of civil litigation.
Previously, Myers was a judicial clerk to Judge Alex Martinez on the Colorado Supreme Court.
Myers received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2004.
This vacancy is occasioned by the retirement of Judge John Madden and is effective Jan. 12.