DENVER — Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today appointed Eric Bentley to serve as a district court judge in the 4th Judicial District (El Paso & Teller counties). Bentley will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Edward Colt.
Bentley is currently a partner with Flynn, Wright & Bentley, LLC. His practice focuses on civil litigation and dispute resolution in the areas of land use, real estate, business contracts and torts, banking, employment, and probate. Prior to this position, Bentley was a partner with Holme, Roberts & Owen, LLP; an Assistant U.S. Attorney; a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime & Racketeering Section; a Law Clerk to the Honorable James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and a Law Clerk to the Honorable Leonard Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from Yale Law School.