DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the appointment of Beth Ann Faragher as a judge to the Denver County Court. The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Raymond Satter, who will leave the bench at the end of June.
“Beth is a proven legal mind and has displayed a strong, unwavering commitment to our community and to public service,” Mayor Hancock said. “The Denver County Court is one of this city’s finest institutions, and I have the utmost confidence that Beth will uphold the trust our residents place in our judicial system. This city will be well served with her on the bench.”
Since 2008, Faragher has served the City and County of Denver as a full-time Magistrate, most recently presiding over the Protection Order courtroom, which handles aspects of temporary and permanent protection orders, including numerous trials. She previously oversaw the small claims, criminal arraignment, traffic, juvenile and general sessions courts as a magistrate. From 2011 to 2014, Faragher initiated and coordinated Denver County Court’s prominent role in helping homeless veterans receive donations and services at the National Guard Armory.
“I am truly honored to be appointed by Mayor Hancock to the position of Denver County Court Judge. I will ensure that those appearing before me are treated fairly and justly. I will work to enhance how our court serves the people we see and the community,” Faragher said.
Prior to her role as a magistrate, Faragher served as a private practice criminal defense attorney law for eight years. Immediately preceding her time in private practice, Faragher was the Supervising Attorney for the Denver Municipal Public Defender’s Counsel.
Faragher is founder and current board member of the Kit Faragher Foundation, which provides financial assistance for college in memory of her sister, a victim of the September 11th tragedy. She is a graduate of the Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) Program and a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow, as well as Denver Bar Association’s Representatives to the Colorado Bar Association.
Faragher is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Florida Atlantic University. She will begin on July 1, 2014.