DENVER — Friday, June 5, 2015 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced the appointment of Phillip Douglass as District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties). He will fill a vacancy due to the retirement of the Honorable J. Mark Hannen.
Douglass is currently Of Counsel at RoweLaw, LLC. He practices in the areas of general commercial litigation and arbitration, internal corporate investigations, and labor and employment law. Before joining his current firm, Douglass served as Of Counsel at Steese, Evans & Frankel, P.C. (2003 – 2014), was corporate counsel at Qwest Services Corp., MediaOne, Inc., and US WEST, Inc. (1996 – 2003), and was an attorney at Baker & Botts, LLP in Houston, Texas (1992 – 1996). He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1992.
The appointment is effective July 1, 2015.