Judge John Stipech was appointed Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Westminster in 1996 after serving as associate judge since 1979. Prior to his appointment to the bench by City Council, he worked as a criminal defense attorney for several years. He obtained his B.A. in History from the University of Utah and his J.D. from the University of Colorado - Denver.
Judge Stipech is also active in his community. In his free time, he has been a member of the Rotary Club and an advisor for HABITAT for Humanity. He is also a board member for the District 50 Foundation, which provides scholarships to college-bound Westminster students.
Judge Tiffany Sorice was appointed Associate Judge in January 2016. From 2006 to 2016, she served as Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney for Adams and Broomfield Counties. Prior to that, she had her own law practice and served as a Public Defender for the State of Colorado.
Judge Sorice received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1996 and her law degree in 1998, both from the University of Tulsa. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association and Colorado Municipal Judge’s Association. She recently coached the 2016-2017 mock trial team at the Westminster High School. She lives in Westminster with her husband and four daughters.
Pro Tem Judges:
- Jeffrey Cahn
- Keith Collins
- Randall J. Davis
- Emil Rinaldi
- Dennis Wanebo
- Kristan Wheeler
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