Governor Jared Polis has appointed Brett Martin and Teri Vasquez to the 17th Judicial District Court. Brett Martin fills a vacancy occasioned by the voters' decision not to retain the Honorable Tomee Crespin. His appointment is effective immediately. Teri Vasquez fills a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Honorable Emily Anderson. Her appointment is effective January 23, 2021.
Colorado's 17th Judicial District covers Adams and Broomfield counties.
Martin is a Chief Trial Deputy in the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Previously, he was a County Court Chief in the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office (2016-2019); Trial Attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office (2010-2016); and a Case Manager with the Department of Youth Services (2005-2007). Martin earned his B.A. from the University of Missouri in 2004 and his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010.
Vasquez is a Shareholder with Bayer & Carey, PC, a position she has held since 2014. Her practice consists of insurance defense litigation, primarily personal injury matters. Previously, Ms. Vasquez served as an Associate with Bayer & Carey, PC (2011-2014), Stuart S. Jorgensen & Associates (1999-2011), Thelen, Reid and Priest (1996-1999), and Adams, Duque & Hazeltine (1994-1996). Vasquez earned her B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in 1989 and her J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 1994.