Dana Nichols, Weld County Court Division 17

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Judge Nichols was appointed to the County Court bench in 2007. She served as a Deputy Public Defender for nearly 10 years in the Greeley, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and the State Appellate offices. She also spent three years in private civil practice in Denver with the firm of Kennedy & Christopher, P.C. Judge Nichols obtained her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and has an undergraduate degree in biological science from Colorado State University.

Judge Nichols is currently assigned to Division 17, hearing civil disputes, domestic violence, and DUI cases.

Judge Nichols was appointed to the Weld County Court bench in 2007. Before her appointment, she had served as a Deputy Public Defender for nearly 10 years in Greeley, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and the Colorado State Appellate offices. She spent three years in private civil practice in Denver with the firm Kennedy & Christopher. P.C. Judge Nichols obtained her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and her undergraduate degree in biological science from Colorado State University. Judge Nichols is president of the County Court Judges Association and remains current in all areas of the law by attending the State Judicial Conference, the Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference, and the Weld County Bar Association Nuts and & Bolts Seminar. In addition she authors articles for the Colorado DUI Benchbook each year. She believes that the courts should be accessible, fair, and humane for everyone who enters the judicial system.

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