Gov. Ritter names Mines Trustee to CO Court of Appeals
Sept. 1, 2010 — Gov. Bill Ritter announced today he has appointed Maria Teresa “Terry” Fox of Wheat Ridge to the Colorado Court of Appeals to replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly.
Fox has served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and other civil matters. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, an associate with the law firm of Holland & Hart and a clerk for Justice Craig Enoch on the Texas Supreme Court.
Fox serves on the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees, the Colorado Supreme Court’s Attorney Regulation Committee and is a member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, which recognized her in 2006 with its Chris Miranda Outstanding Lawyer Award and in 1997 with its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Fox also is a long-time member, and former board member, of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and in 2002 she was selected as a Marshall Memorial Fellow.
Fox earned her bachelor’s degree from the Colorado School of Mines in 1989 in chemical engineering and petroleum refining, and her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1993.
Fox’s appointment to the 22-judge Court of Appeals is effective Jan. 11 for a provisional term of two years. Thereafter, if retained by voters, the term for a Court of Appeals judge is eight years. The current annual salary is $134,128.