Governor Hickenlooper Appoints Judge in 16th Judicial District

DENVER — Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of district a judgesfor the 16th Judicial Districts.

The governor appointed County Court Judge Mark MacDonnell to the 16th Judicial District Court (Bent, Crowley and Otero counties). He will fill the vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Hon. M. Jon Kolomitz.

MacDonnell currently serves on the 16th Judicial District (Bent) County Court bench. Because this is a 45 percent judicial position, MacDonnell also works as a solo practitioner and specializes in local government representation. Currently, he serves as the Bent and Crowley County Attorney; he represents the Bent, Crowley, and Prowers County’s Department of Socials Services; the City of Las Animas; and several Special Districts. Before his work as a solo practitioner, MacDonnell worked at the Law Firm of Lutz & Oliver.

MacDonnell earned an undergraduate degree from Adams State College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado. His appointment is effective Feb. 3, 2013.

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