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Maria Berkenkotter

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1601 Blake Street Ste #400 Denver, CO 80202

P: (303) 572-1919
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E: mberkenkotter@jaginc.com

Introducing

Judicial Service Chief Judge, Twentieth Judicial District, Boulder, 2013-2017 District Court Judge, Twentieth Judicial District, Boulder, 2006-2017 Education J.D. – University of Denver Law School, 1987 B.A. – Western Michigan University, Summa Cum Laude Background Former Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Maria E. Berkenkotter is joining Judicial Arbiter Group in January 2018.  Judge Berkenkotter was appointed to the Boulder District Court in July 2006 and was appointed as Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Court in 2013.  During her 11 years on the bench, she presided over a broad range of civil, criminal, domestic relations, juvenile […]

Judicial Service
BACKGROUND
  • Former Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Maria E. Berkenkotter is joining Judicial Arbiter Group in January 2018.  Judge Berkenkotter was appointed to the Boulder District Court in July 2006 and was appointed as Chief Judge of the Twentieth Judicial District Court in 2013.  During her 11 years on the bench, she presided over a broad range of civil, criminal, domestic relations, juvenile and probate matters, including a number of very high-profile cases.

    Prior to her appointment, she ran the Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Tobacco Litigation Units of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.  Judge Berkenkotter’s practice focused on complex national and local antitrust enforcement litigation.  Before joining the Attorney General’s Office in 1990, Judge Berkenkotter was in private practice at Holmes & Starr, P.C. in Denver, Colorado.  She clerked for Justice Howard M. Kirshbaum of the Colorado Supreme Court after graduating from the University of Denver Law School in 1987.  Judge Berkenkotter has been a frequent presenter at CLE seminars focused on ethics, discovery, evidence, professionalism and views from the bench.

Career Highlights
  • Joined JAG in January 2018
    Chief Judge, Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder), 2013-2017
    District Court Judge, Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder), 2006-2017
    First Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Tobacco Litigation Units
    IMPACT Special Recognition Award, 2017