Jean Woodford, Jefferson County Court Division J

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Jean Woodford is the Division J judge for the Jefferson County Court in Colorado. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper in July 2012 and was retained by voters in 2014. Her current four-year term expires on January 7, 2019. Woodford was retained to the Jefferson County Court, Colorado with 66.8 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.


Woodford received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.


Prior to her judicial appointment, Woodford was the first assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General's Office, where she worked in the Financial Fraud Unit. In the past, she has also served as the acting district attorney for the 7th Judicial District, and as an assistant district attorney.

Judge Woodford was appointed to the Jefferson County Court in August 2012. Prior to her appointment, Judge Woodford was the First Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Attorney General’s office. Previous to this, she was the Acting District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney for Colorado’s 7th Judicial District. Judge Woodford received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Colorado, and earned her law degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Law. Judge Woodford believes that community involvement is important in her role as a Judge. She participated in the county’s High School Mock Trial competition and has hosted a Girl Scout troop and middle school group in her courtroom. She has taught at a DUI Continuing Legal Education class, and is currently on the planning committee for the upcoming annual state judicial conference.

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