New Municipal Court Judge Brian Bowen was officially sworn into his position by Mayor Benjamin Huseman during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2. Judge Bowen takes over the Municipal Court following the retirement of Judge David Juarez, who we thank for his two decades of service in the role.
Judge Bowen’s career has covered Adams County and the surrounding region, touching cities such as Westminster, Northglenn, Thornton, Fort Lupton, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, and Commerce City. In 2011, he was appointed as an Adams County Court Judge and assigned to a Criminal Trial Docket. Bowen established and served as the Presiding Judge for Adams County Court for Veterans, which was the first Veteran Treatment Court accredited in Colorado by the Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office, Supreme Court.
“I’m looking forward to this opportunity to preside over the Municipal Court and work on behalf of the people of Commerce City during this time of growth and change,” said Bowen.
Brian Bowen started his secondary education at Metropolitan State College, now named Metropolitan State University. He received his B.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981. He was admitted in the Colorado Bar in 1987 after earning his Juris Doctor at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in 1986.
The Municipal Judge is a part-time position appointed by the City Council to preside over Municipal Court matters for a two-year term. Multiple candidates were considered for the position, with City Council interviewing three finalists on January 31 before offering the position to Judge Bowen.
Learn more about the Municipal Court at c3gov.com/court.