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Catanzarite named Grand County judge

Sky-Hi News Staff

Nick Catanzarite competes during the World Disabled Invitational during the Wells Fargo Ski Cup in 2013 at Winter Park Resort.

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced the appointment of Nicholas Catanzarite on Tuesday as Grand County Court judge in the 14th Judicial District, according to a press release posted on Gov. John Hickenlooper's website late Tuesday.

The vacancy was created when Grand County voters voted in November not to retain Judge Ben McClelland.

Catanzarite is an attorney at the law firm of Peters Mair Wilcox in Winter Park, according to the release, which says his practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, with an emphasis on alcohol and drug offenses. He also practices in the areas of land disputes, HOA law, dissolution of marriage, employment, partnerships, personal injury, and landlord/tenant conflicts.

Before earning his law degree, Catanzarite was a member of the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Ski Team. Catanzarite earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Denver in 2011.

The appointments were signed by Garcia on behalf of Gov. John Hickenlooper and will become effective Jan. 13.

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