DENVER – JULY 12, 2013 – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that he has selected Davis Graham & Stubbs partner Jeffrey R. Pilkington as a Colorado District Court Judge for the First Judicial District. Pilkington’s appointment to the bench is effective later next month.
Pilkington will be presiding over civil and criminal cases brought in the First Judicial District. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in courtrooms across the country in products liability, commercial, environmental, and other matters. Pilkington and his wife, Annette, have four children who have or currently attend D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.
“We are very pleased for Jeff and proud that he is joining a long tradition of our firm’s partners, who’ve chosen to serve the people of Colorado as a judge,” said Chris Richardson, managing partner of DGS. “We will certainly miss Jeff’s skill set as a trial lawyer, where he applies careful reflection and unflappable nature, but these qualities will be greatly appreciated by those who seek justice in his courtroom. Jeff has many friends at DGS and we will miss him.”
“I’m very honored and excited about the appointment and the opportunity to serve the residents of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties,” said Pilkington. “I certainly will miss my trial practice and my colleagues at DGS, my home for nearly 24 years.”
Pilkington has practiced law with DGS since 1989, became a partner in the firm in 1995, and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee since 2009. He has extensive experience in complex litigation involving products liability, environmental toxic torts, commercial disputes, personal injuries, and other disputes. Pilkington has represented major international corporations, regionally-owned companies, and mid-sized businesses in Colorado and in more than 40 states. He has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters and is currently a member of the 2013 Product Liability Law360 editorial advisory board. Pilkington has been also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Mass Torts Litigation and Products Liability Litigation and has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s preeminent law firms, serves clients nationally and internationally, with a strong focus on corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, environmental law, real estate, and complex litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with companies in the energy, mining, technology, hospitality, private equity, manufacturing, asset management, aviation, and health care industries. As the exclusive member firm in Colorado for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, DGS has access to in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.