Philip A. Brimmer
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Assumed office
March 3, 2019
Preceded byMarcia S. Krieger
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byLewis Babcock
Personal details
Born
Philip Andrew Brimmer[1]

(1959-03-15) March 15, 1959 (age 63)
Rawlings, Wyoming
Spouse(s)Dana Brimmer[2]
EducationHarvard College (AB)
Yale Law School (JD)

Philip Andrew Brimmer (born March 15, 1959) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He is the son of Clarence Addison Brimmer Jr., a former federal judge in Wyoming.[3]

Education and career

Born in Rawlins, Wyoming, Brimmer received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Harvard College in 1981 and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1985. He was a law clerk for Judge Zita Leeson Weinshienk of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado from 1985 to 1987. He was in private practice in Colorado from 1987 to 1994, and then served as a deputy district attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office from 1994 to 2001, briefly serving as its chief deputy district attorney in 2001. He became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colorado in 2001, becoming chief of the major crimes section in 2006, and served as chief of the special prosecutions section from 2006 to 2008.

Federal judicial service

On July 10, 2008, Brimmer was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Lewis Babcock. Brimmer was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 2008, and received his commission on October 14, 2008. He became Chief Judge on March 3, 2019.

References

  1. ^ Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, Volume 4, Part 4
  2. ^ "Judicial service runs in the family". 5 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Judicial service runs in the family – The Denver Post". 5 October 2008.
Legal offices Preceded byLewis Babcock Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado 2008–present Incumbent Preceded byMarcia S. Krieger Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado 2019–present