Cheryl Rowles-Stokes | Judge Arapahoe County Courtroom 304

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Cheryl Rowles-Stokes is a judge on the Arapahoe County Court in Colorado. Rowles-Stokes was appointed in January 2012 by Governor John Hickenlooper and was retained by voters in 2014. Her current four-year term expires on January 7, 2019 Rowles-Stokes was retained to the Arapahoe County Court, Colorado with 63.9 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.


Rowles-Stokes received her J.D. from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.


Prior to joining the court, Rowles-Stokes was the Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District from 2001 to 2012. She has also worked in human resources with High Speed Access Corp. and the firm Rifkin & Associates.

Judge Rowles-Stokes earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and a Master’s degree from Jones International University. Additionally, Judge Rowles-Stokes matriculated to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and earned a Juris Doctorate degree. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Rowles-Stokes distinguished herself as a human resource professional at High Speed Access Corporation and Rifkin & Associates. Judge Rowles-Stokes is most notable for her esteemed career in the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office of which she served as the Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Economic Crimes Unit for eleven years. When not on the bench, Judge Rowles-Stokes dedicates a significant amount of her free time serving the community as a treasurer for the Sam Cary Bar Association and the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund.

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