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William W. Hood

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William W. Hood
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Court Information:
Colorado Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $145,000
Appointed by:   Gov. John Hickenlooper
Active:   2014-2016
Preceded by:   Michael Bender
Past post:   Judge, Colorado Second Judicial District Court
Past term:   2007-2014
Past post 2:   Shareholder, Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C.
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Syracuse University, 1985
Law School:   University of Virginia, 1990

William W. Hood is an associate justice of the seven member Colorado Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court by Governor John Hickenlooper on October 25, 2013 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Justice Michael Bender. Hood assumed office on January 7, 2014 and will serve a provisional two-year term before being required to run for retention in the 2016 general election. If approved, he would then serve for a term of ten years.[1]


Hood received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in 1985 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1990.[2][3]


Prior to joining the Colorado Supreme Court, Hood served as a judge for the Colorado Second Judicial District Court, a position he was appointed to by former Governor Bill Ritter in April 2007.[3][4] Before he became a judge, Hood was a shareholder at the law firm of Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C. He has also previously worked as a chief deputy district attorney in the Colorado Eighteenth Judicial District and as an associate attorney for the firm of McKenna and Cuneo.[3][5][1]

Awards and associations


  • Denver Bar Association’s Board of Trustees
  • Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors


  • 2011: Judicial Excellence Award, Denver Bar Association[5]



Hood was retained to the Colorado Second Judicial District Court in 2010 with 71.63% of the vote.[6]

Main article: Colorado judicial elections, 2010

Retention recommendation

Hood was recommended for retention to the district court by the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation.

  • Read the performance review here.

See also

External links


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