Nicole Rodarte | Judge Denver County Courtroom 3A

rodarte Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse 3rd Floor

Nicole Rodarte is a judge on the Denver County Court in Colorado. She was appointed in January 2013, and will need to run for retention in 2016.


Rodarte received her bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1994, and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law at Boulder in 1998.


  • 2013-Present: Judge, Denver County Court, Colorado
  • 2007-2013: Partner, Nicole Rodarte & Dana Casper
  • 2006-2013: Criminal defense attorney, Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • 2004-2013: Criminal defense attorney, Alternative Defense Counsel
  • 2004-2007: Sole practitioner
  • 1998-2004: Deputy public defender, Colorado State Public Defender’s Office


  • 2009-2010: Board member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Public policy committee member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Judicial Committee for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association
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