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Mayor Hancock Announces Appointments to Denver County Court

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today announced the appointments of Andrea Eddy and Chelsea Malone as judges to the Denver County Court. The appointments will fill vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Alfred Harrell and Judge Kerry Hada.

“Judicial appointments are some of the most important appointments an elected executive makes, and with Andrea Eddy and Chelsea Malone, I’m proud to add two exceptionally qualified and incredibly capable jurists to the bench,” Mayor Hancock said. “The Denver County Court is one of this city’s most storied institutions, and I have the utmost confidence that Andrea and Chelsea will uphold the trust our residents place in our judicial system.”

Andrea Eddy currently serves as a Magistrate for the Denver County Court, and previously served as the Senior Deputy District Attorney for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and Colorado GLBT Bar Association, and has served on the Denver County Court’s Integrated Traffic Ticketing Committee and the city’s Child Fatality Review Board, as well  as a trainer for the Denver Police Academy on criminal law and legal proceedings.   

“I am proud of my service as a Denver County Court Magistrate, and I am honored to be selected by Mayor Hancock as one of the newest judges.  I thank him for entrusting me with this incredible responsibility. I look forward to serving the Denver community with the fairness, respect and impartiality that they expect from the people’s court.” Eddy said.

Chelsea Malone currently serves as the principal of the Law Offices of Chelsea Malone, LLC and Of Counsel for the Law Offices of Fred Andrew Dunsing. Malone previously served as  Deputy State Public Defender for the Denver County Court. She is a member of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Women’s Bar Association and Asian Pacific American Bar Association.  

“It is a real privilege to be appointed as a Denver County Court Judge, and I thank Mayor Hancock for this opportunity to serve. I cannot think of a higher honor or responsibility than serving as a judge for my community, and I look forward to the work ahead to continue the tradition of excellence that is a hallmark of this institution,” Malone said.

Eddy and Malone will assume their new judicial roles effective on or before the first week of July, 2016.