Colorado Governor Jared Polis has announced the appointment of Monica Jo Gomez as an El Paso County Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District, occasioned by the appointment of the Honorable Jessica Curtis to the Fourth Judicial District Court.
Gomez is currently a Douglas County Court Judge, a position she has held since 2007. Her docket is comprised of criminal, civil, and small claims cases. Previously, she was a worker's compensation lawyer for the Law Office of Steven U. Mullens (2006-2007); part-time El Paso County Drug Court Magistrate (2005-2007); professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2004-2006); Assistant Attorney General in the employment division of the Colorado Attorney General's Office (2003-2004); Deputy State Public Defender in Douglas County (2001-2003); associate attorney with Susan Fuller & Associates (2001); Deputy State Public Defender in Arapahoe County (1998-1999); Deputy State Public Defender in El Paso County (1993-1998); and law clerk for Judge Gilbert Martinez (1992-1993). Gomez earned her B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1984 and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1992.
Gomez's appointment is effective immediately.
Eric B. White has been appointed as a District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District, occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Charles M. Pratt.
White is currently the Combined Court Magistrate in the 18th Judicial District, a position he has held since 2015. He presides over domestic relations matters and the Recovery Court. Previously, he was a sole practitioner (2011-2014 and 1993-2005) and a partner at Whitaker & White, LLC (2005-2011). White earned his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound in 1992.
White's appointment is effective September 16, 2019.