Governor Polis 13th Judicial District Court Judge

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Published Friday, August 20, 2021

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed Robert C. James to the 13th Judicial District Court. This vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Kevin L. Hoyer, and the appointment is effective October 1, 2021. 

James is a Deputy District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2018. His practice consists of criminal and juvenile law. Previously, he was a Deputy District Attorney in the 19th Judicial District (2004); Deputy District Attorney in the 13th Judicial District (2013-2017, 2004-2006, and 2001-2003); Municipal Judge in Log Lane Village (2009-2013) and Stratton, Colorado (2003-2004); and in private practice (2017-2018, 2007-2013, and 2003-2004).

James earned his B.A. from Colorado State University in 1993, and his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 2001.

The 13th Judicial District includes Kit Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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