When Olympia Fay received the call from Mayor Hancock about her appointment to the Denver County Court Bench, she felt extremely honored and thankful to serve in this position. Fay is very excited about her new role, because she believes the Denver County Court judges play a significant role in ensuring that the judicial system performs in a manner that demonstrates respect, dignity and humanity to its community members. She is eager to continue serving the public and Denver community in a greater capacity and in such an honorable role. Fay’s goal is to live up to the expectations that the residents of this city place in their courts with the highest level of professionalism and sense of justice.
In addition to being grateful to the Mayor and nominating commission for entrusting her in this honorable position, Fay also felt a sense of accomplishment. She has wanted to become a judge since before even entering law school at DU, and to have this amazing judicial position now is a dream come true. Fay believes her professional background helped her develop the skills necessary to serve as a Denver County Court judge. She practiced as a civil litigator at two of Colorado’s largest firms—Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP) and Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP. Fay’s passion for public service and the courtroom led her to accept positions as a Deputy District Attorney for the 20th Judicial District and a Denver Assistant City Attorney. She believes this diverse legal background has provided her with experiences in areas of law that Denver County Court judges routinely encounter.
Fay understands that there will be challenges with the new position, as well. She believes the transition from a relentless client advocate to judge will be an interesting one, but acknowledges that the rewards of the position vastly outweigh any perceived challenges.
Fay is thrilled about joining the Denver County Court bench because of its creative and innovative responses to community demands. Fay is looking forward to assisting the bench with determining inventive solutions that have a positive effect on the Denver community.
Olympia Fay will be sworn in, along with fellow appointee Adam Espinosa, on January 13, 2015.