Alex J. Martinez
|Associate Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court|
January 1997 - October 31, 2011
|Judge of the Tenth Judicial District of Colorado (Pueblo County)|
|Judge of the Pueblo County Court|
Alex Joseph Martinez
April 19, 1951
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||Phillips Exeter Academy|
University of Colorado (BA, JD)
Born in Denver, Colorado, Martinez attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He received a B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1973, followed by a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 1976.
Martinez was a deputy state public defender in Denver from 1976 to 1979. when he relocated to Pueblo, Colorado to supervise state public defender's office there. In 1983, Governor Richard Lamm appointed Martinez to a county court judge seat in Pueblo County, and in 1988 Governor Roy Romer appointed Martinez as a district court judge in Colorado's Tenth Judicial District. In September 1996, Romer elevated Martinez to the Supreme Court of Colorado.
Martinez was retained on the court in 2000, and again in a strongly contested process in 2010. He resigned from the court in 2011 to accept a post as Manager of Safety for the city of Denver. Shortly after entering into this position, Martinez engendered some controversy by referring to a critical review of the police department as "nitpicky", although the comment endeared Martinez to the police. He left that position in 2013. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the General Counsel of the Denver Public School District.
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