Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

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OARC Attorney Joins Bench

The Honorable Adam Espinosa is the latest lawyer from the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel to move on to a leadership role.


Winter 2015                 

The Honorable Adam Espinosa took the bench at the Denver County Court last month, becoming the latest alumnus of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel to move on to leadership roles.

Judge Espinosa was sworn in on Jan. 13 in the atrium of the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building in front of more than 200 people. Judge Michael Martinez of the Denver District Court administered the oath of office and told the crowd of Espinosa’s persistence, passion and a demeanor of “calm certainty.” Martinez also noted Espinosa’s work in helping create a handbook for attorneys wanting to serve modest means clients.

“He is passionate in his belief that all citizens gain access to the court system,” Martinez said.

Espinosa, who previously served as a trial lawyer with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, was appointed to the position in September by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. He is just the latest OARC attorney to recently obtain leadership positions.

In early 2014, OARC intake attorney Stephen Fatzinger was appointed a magistrate in the 17th Judicial District. In August last year, intake attorney Amy DeVan was selected as the Executive Director of the Independent Ethics Commission.

Espinosa worked for OARC for five years. Prior to that, he worked as a district attorney for eight years in Weld and El Paso counties. He received his degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

James Carlson is the Information Resources Coordinator for the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.