Westminster Municipal Court has two full-time and five pro-tem judges that are appointed by City Council to uphold the municipal and traffic codes of the City of Westminster. All our judges are licensed attorneys-at-law and members of the Colorado Bar Association.
Judge John Stipech was appointed as presiding judge of the Westminster Municipal Courthouse in 1996 after having served as a part-time associate judge since 1979. He was promoted to presiding judge in 1996. Prior to his appointment to the bench by City Council, he was 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.
Tiffany Sorice joining the City of Westminster as Associate Judge in January 2016. From 2006 to 2016, she was a 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 is also a board president for a local non-profit organization and coaches a mock trial team at 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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