Berkenkotter

Former Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Maria E. Berkenkotter is joining Judicial Arbiter Group in January 2018.  Judge Berkenkotter was appointed to the Boulder District Court in July 2006 and was appointed as Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Court in 2013.  During her 11 years on the bench, she presided over a broad range of civil, criminal, domestic relations, juvenile and probate matters, including a number of very high-profile cases.

Prior to her appointment, she ran the Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Tobacco Litigation Units of the Colorado Attorney General's Office.  Judge Berkenkotter's practice focused on complex national and local antitrust enforcement litigation.  Before joining the Attorney General's Office in 1990, Judge Berkenkotter was in private practice at Holmes & Starr, P.C. in Denver, Colorado.  She clerked for Justice Howard M. Kirshbaum of the Colorado Supreme Court after graduating from the University of Denver Law School in 1987.  Judge Berkenkotter has been a frequent presenter at CLE seminars focused on ethics, discovery, evidence, professionalism and views from the bench.

Career Highlights 
Joined JAG in January 2018
Chief Judge, Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder), 2013-2017
District Court Judge, Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder), 2006-2017
First Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Tobacco Litigation Units
IMPACT Special Recognition Award, 2017
Community and Professional Activities 
Doyle Inn of Court, 2012-present
Member, Boulder Bar Association Board of Directors (Ex Officio), 2013-2017
Chair, Judicial Branch’s Financial Services Standing Committee, 2013-2017
Member, Chief Judges Council, 2013-2017
Chair, Twentieth Judicial District’s Criminal Justice Management Board, 2013-2017
Member, Board of Directors, PACE Program, 2013-2017
Member, Children First of the Rockies/Safe Exchange Advisory Group, 2013-2017
Short Notice Availability - (90 days or less)
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Maria Berkenkotter has no availability and scheduling exceptions.

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