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Bob Hyatt

Neutral/Arbitrator
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Address

1601 Blake Street Ste #400 Denver, CO 80202

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

Introducing

Judicial Service Denver County Judge, 1984 to 1987 Denver District Court Judge, 1987 to 2014 Denver District Court Chief Judge, 2010 to 2014 Education B.A. St. Louis University J.D. University of Missouri-Law Review Background Judge Hyatt retired on January 1st, 2014 after nearly 30 years as a judge. He served as Chief Judge of the Denver District Court for the last 4 years of his career by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Over the course of his long career he heard many high profile criminal and civil cases and many complex civil and family […]

Judicial Service
BACKGROUND
  • Judge Hyatt retired on January 1st, 2014 after nearly 30 years as a judge. He served as Chief Judge of the Denver District Court for the last 4 years of his career by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Over the course of his long career he heard many high profile criminal and civil cases and many complex civil and family law matters, always with great attention to efficiency and docket management. He rotated between all divisions of the Denver District Court and served many tours of those divisions.  He was named presiding judge of both the civil and family law divisions. He also regularly heard settlement conferences for his judicial colleagues. Judge Hyatt has received awards for judicial excellence from the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Denver Bar Association.  He was selected as Colorado Law Week’s trial judge of the year in 2013, as well as a Law Week Lawyer of the Year.  He serves on the steering committee for the Center for Separating and Divorcing Families at the University of Denver and is the first senior judge hearing Center cases. He has been a member of the Colorado Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession since its inception.  He also provided a great deal of video content on the art of judging for the Carr Judicial Learning Center.

Career Highlights
  • Member of Colorado Judiciary since 1984
    Former assistant Colorado Attorney General
    Chief Judge of Denver District Court, 2010 to 2014
    CJI Judicial Excellence Award 2012
    DBA Judicial Excellence Award 1995
    Colorado Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession
    Steering Committee for the Center for Separating and Divorcing Families at the University of Denver
    Law Week top Trial Judge 2013
    Law Week Lawyer of the year 2013