Judge Randy Arp was a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District from 2006 to December 31, 2023. Although Randy generally handled a mixed docket (civil, criminal, and domestic), from 2008-2010, he became the presiding domestic court judge for Jefferson County. After being the presiding judge of domestic cases, Randy returned to a mixed docket.
Immediately prior to taking the bench, Judge Arp was with the firm of Bradley Devitt and Arp, P.C. for twenty years, handling domestic, criminal, and civil matters, including bankruptcy.
Randy has been active in both bar activities and judicial administrative matters. Judge Arp chaired the Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Law Issues and co-chaired the D.R. P.R. Institute for seven years.
Additionally, Randy chaired the Supreme Court Panel on Multi-District Litigation and served as the 1st J.D. Bar Association representative to the C.B.A. Board of Governors. He also served on the Metro Volunteer Lawyers governing board for 17 years and is a previous honoree as MLV’s volunteer lawyer of the year.
Judge Arp is available to handle Mediation/Arbitration/Special Master/Appointed Judge hearings beginning April 1, 2024. Please call JAG at 303-572-1919 to schedule Judge Randy Arp.
1st Judicial District Court Judge 2006-2023
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
University of Colorado School of Law
Held private practice from 1982 until 2006, practicing primarily in the areas of family law, criminal law, and bankruptcy.
First Presiding Domestic Court Judge for Jefferson County.
Chaired the Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Law Issues and co-chaired the D.R. P.R. Institute for seven years.
Served on the First J.D management team for six years.
Chaired the Supreme Court Panel on Multi-District Litigation.
Served as the 1st J.D. Bar Association representative to the C.B.A. Board of Governors.
Community and Professional Activities
Served on the Metro Volunteer Lawyers governing board for 17 years and was honored as their volunteer lawyer of the year in 2002.
Enjoys playing golf, cooking, wine, woodworking, and travel. Randy and wife Deb have traveled to more than 30 countries and have plans to add to the list in the coming years.