DENVER – Chief Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit announced today the appointment of the Honorable Allison H. Eid to the Court. The Senate confirmed Judge Eid’s nomination on November 2nd. President Trump nominated Judge Eid in June to fill the vacancy left by Justice Neil Gorsuch. “We are glad to welcome Judge Eid to the Court and look forward to serving with her for many years,” said Chief Judge Tymkovich.
Before joining the circuit court, Judge Eid served as a Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court since 2006. Her career includes serving as Solicitor General for the State of Colorado and as an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. She was also in private practice. Earlier in her law career she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and for Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith.
Judge Eid graduated from Stanford University with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, and The University of Chicago Law School where she graduated with high honors.
Judge Eid will have her primary chambers in Denver.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals hears federal appeals from the states of Colorado, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Oklahoma. The court’s primary headquarters are in Denver, Colorado.