Born 1965 in Seattle, WA
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on June 7, 2017, to a seat vacated by Neil M. Gorsuch.
Confirmed by the Senate on November 2, 2017, and received commission on November 3, 2017.
Stanford University, A.B., 1987
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1991
Private practice, Denver, Colorado, 1991, 1992-1993, 1994-1998
Law clerk, Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1991-1992
Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994
University of Colorado School of Law, 1998-2009, 2011-2015; associate professor, 1998-2006; adjunct professor, 2007-2009, 2011-2015
Solicitor general, State of Colorado, 2005-2006
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court, 2006-2017
Adjunct professor, Suffolk University Law School Summer Law Program, Lund, Sweden, 2007
Visiting judicial teaching fellow, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2010