Thomas E. Vance, Jefferson County Court Division D

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Thomas E. Vance is the Division D judge for the Jefferson County Court of Colorado. He was appointed in 2004 and retained by voters in 2014, winning a four-year term that expires on January 7, 2019. Vance was retained in 2010 with 66.17% of the vote.


Vance earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Denver.


Judge Vance was appointed to the Jefferson County Court in July, 2004. Prior to his appointment, he served for 10 years as a Jefferson County Court Magistrate. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Denver and earned his law degree from the University of Denver Law School. Judge Vance is very active in the local community as a sports coach. In addition, he conducts mock trial judging and attends small claims court with high school students. He feels it is important to be out in the community and to stay in touch with those he serves.

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Every judge who presides over DUI cases in this county conducts their courtroom differently from any other judge. Every one has slightly different procedures, habits and tendencies in the way they interact with the District Attorneys, defendants and attorneys.

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